Thursday, May 19, 2011

To Commit, or not to Commit?

We're not talking relationships, but rather paint. Lonny Mag's newest edition is online and I found some beautiful spaces while browsing the site. Now who wouldn't want to live in a bright and cheery space? Wouldn't we all? Sometimes we just can't pull the trigger on adding color to our spaces. Paint is a big commitment after all. It is so overwhelming to walk into the paint section at your favorite hardware store and pick 1 color from a palette of thousands.

An example of a bright and cheery room from Lonny Mag

Picture via Lonny Mag

My recommendation is to choose colors that you have seen completed rooms painted in. I usually pull my paint colors from pictures I see in catalogs, on blogs, magazines, or design books. Also, I have found Benjamin Moore to have the best color selections (no, they didn't pay me to say that). They always turn out just like the sample, which is always a relief. There's nothing like picking a soft ocean blue and it dries more like aquamarine. It has probably happened to many of us. I know it did in my dining room which the fabulous Nate painted twice!

A pale blue painted room from Lonny Mag
 If you are too paint phobic which is alright, then I suggest to add pops of color with pillows, throws, artwork, rugs, and fresh flowers. They can easily be replaced or switched out later. Remember when you are wanting to change a space though, paint is the easiest route to brighten a space and completely transform it for only around $35. It's also a DIY project that can be completed in a day.

Heres are some examples of  rooms that added pops of color with accents.

Picture via Lonny Mag

Picture via Lonny Mag

Picture via Lonny Mag

Picture via Lonny Mag

2 comments:

  1. I love white walls with a punch of color! My own living room is painted white with colorful throw pillows and accessories!

    Katie
    www.LolaInspired.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks Katie! You have a great blog! I added you to my blog list. :)

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