I have a love/hate relationship with paint!
I love paint and the easy, inexpensive way it can transform a room. How it can take a plain, boring space and give it life and personality.
I hate the process of picking out a paint color. We have done a lot of painting over our years of marriage and years of owning homes.
Let’s just say some experiences have been better than others. I don’t think my husband will ever forget or forgive me when he arrived home from work one day, just a week before Christmas, to find the living room wall covered in patches of 5-6 different colors of paint. Yes, we painted the living room the week before Christmas! Then there was the time I was trying to paint my living room a lovely shade of dusty mauve (it was the 80s) but instead I got bubble gum pink! It was horrible and I remember calling my mother, almost in tears, asking her to come look at the color and see what we could do.
So when Glidden paint invited me to try out their color tools I was so excited and jumped at the chance. Glidden paint has developed a wonderful tool to help eliminate all the stress and pain that can go along with picking just the right paint color. It is called My Image Inspiration and it is so easy to use. The first step is to put together some images that inspire you, that are the feel and look you are trying to create in your room. We hadn’t redone our master bedroom in 15 years. I had gone with a floraly, garden feel to my room back then which I loved, but I was looking for something a little simpler and calmer.
One of my favorite memories is of an all-white dinner we had attended in Acapulco years ago. It was a magical and a beautiful event. Everyone wearing white, the tables set in all white and the only color was the lovely light blue of the ocean and the gray sand. I loved the look and feel of that. I collected a few more images from Pinterest that I also loved and had the look and the feel of what I wanted to do in our room. Another image I fell in love with was this one – of eggs! It may seem pretty silly to plan the color scheme of a room around a bunch of eggs but that is exactly what I did. I uploaded the photo of the eggs to My Image Inspiration, and with just a click of a button I was provided with a selection of paint colors that were inspired by my photo. If you don’t have your own inspiration photo, the tool has a gallery of photos to choose from. I then made a trip to our local Home Depot that carries Glidden paint. There are several things I loved about the Glidden paint selection. I love that Glidden offers a simplified palette. You are not overwhelmed with hundreds and hundreds of paint choices. Also, the fact that I went already armed with the colors that My Image Inspiration helped select made the process even easier and more enjoyable.
The second thing I loved about their display is their samples are nice and BIG! Instead of little tiny samples of multiple colors you can get one nice big one of a single color – love! So thanks to My Image Inspiration, I was able to pick out my color in a matter of minutes. I did buy a sample size to take home and try “just in case” but I didn’t need to bother.
We hit it right on the head the first time! No need for 5-6 different colors on the wall this time and no phone calls to my mother. I can’t wait to show you what color of paint we decided on and how it turned out. Stay tuned!
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