i love a clean slate, and we all know i love a guest bedroom.
i teamed up with valspar reserve paint to take this bland beige bedroom to the next level with a moody dark green makeover.
valspar reserve features exceptional color matching technology, so i was able to take a swatch of our anchor fabric to my local lowe’s and create a perfect match to compliment the green in the print. it matched to valspar leafy rise, a gorgeous green that fits the room perfectly.
when designing a room from scratch, i always choose the paint color last. here’s why: a design is like a puzzle, and each piece, from the prints and patterns, to the colors and finishes, needs to fit together to tell a story.
a vintage fabric may be one-of-a-kind … an antique chest may have a weathered patina … and a handpainted lamp could be an inky indigo that can’t be duplicated. these pieces are unique, and together, create the perfect mix of layers that lend authenticity to a design, so they should always come first.
no matter what you come up with, having these special selections in place ensure your design is a reflection of your life. whatever the mix, you can count on valspar to have a color that will tie the design all together. it may take years to hunt for the perfect treasures to complete a room, but finding a paint color to coordinate from the over 3,000 colors in the valspar library is a cinch.
my inspiration images for the room, once we had made our selections, all included sultry greens with bright pops of white –
after selecting a fabric for a custom headboard, gorgeous navy
grasscloth dressers, marblelized light blue lamps, custom drapes and a
white bamboo dresser, i went to my local lowe’s with my swatches and was
able to find a custom match for the green in the headboard – and voila,
we started painting!
valspar reserve with hydrochroma technology means that you get super-strength pigments that deliver deeper, more vibrant color. a bedroom is just the place for deep moody color – you’ll feel wrapped in a cocoon!
what a difference a coat makes!
check back in a few weeks as we complete the design with the install of all those special pieces i mentioned. now that our slate is green we’re ready to build a beautiful room!