My girls are playing musical rooms again. All three girls have been sharing a room for the last year or so, but a few months ago, we moved my oldest into her own room, which was previously the nursery. And now the little girls would like to have the bunk beds set up again in what is currently the playroom. Before we can move the beds and furniture around, though, the room is in desperate need of fresh paint. When we built the house 6 years ago, we had the entire thing painted a nice neutral coffee color and it was clean and warm and seemingly versatile for moving in. Some areas of the house are beginning to look really dingy and worn and the playroom has taken quite the hit over the last few years, so I’m on a mission to repaint as part of the room transition. Choosing paint colors is definitely not my forte and I’ve been stalling. When Glidden paint offered to provide the painting supplies as well as color selection tools for me to do the girls’ bedroom, I jumped at the chance!
I started to explore a color palette for the bedroom by searching for inspirational images on the web. Graham and I looked at a number of pictures together; we were searching for a shade of blue that would work well in a little girl’s room. Some of the images that we focused on were tropical ocean pictures and candy store pictures. I finally came across the picture and a plan for the room started to fall into place. This picture below, part of a candy buffet table by Amy Atlas is the one that I will be using to select the color palette for paint in the girl’s room. I think it will provide a beautiful blending of each of my daughters’ favorite colors, pink and blue.
Once I found the picture, I opened up the “My Image Inspiration” tool on the Glidden website and uploaded the picture into the color tool. Then, I just moved the little box over any area of the picture, clicked on “show colors”, and an array of actual Glidden paint colors popped up alongside the image. Clicking on one of those colors then gives an array of additional, related colors. You can click on the picture below to get a closer look at the image inspiration tool.
I spent some time clicking around on the various areas of my inspiration picture and the palettes. I wrote down some of the colors that I thought were most representative of the picture and ran up to Home Depot to grab some paint chips from the Glidden paint display. I was in and out of there in just a couple of minutes, paint chips in hand. I’m going to be using a blue and a white for the main walls and moldings in the room, and then I’d like to incorporate the other colors into the furnishings. Still thinking over the options, but I’m really excited to get started and see how the project progresses. I’m so curious to see if the image inspiration color tool will steer me in the right direction to paint the bedroom with colors that capture the elements of my inspiration picture. What do you think? Is this going to turn into repeated trips to the store for a different shade of paint or do you think I’ll get it right the first time?
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