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Update For Spring Using Coral Accessories

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Looking to freshen up your rooms this Spring? Still trending BIG this year is the color coral:

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Coral is a beautiful color to refresh and lighten up any room. A color combination I am in love with now is coral, navy blue and mineral blue:

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I also am loving coral and turquoise together:

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Unlike last Spring, coral colored accessories now are easy to find and at great prices. New towels for the bath:

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Pillows for the sofa and bed:

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Or a throw for the living room or bedroom:

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Wouldn’t that blanket above look beautiful folded at the end of your bed?

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The picture above shows how well coral works with many other colors. Including browns:

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And grays:

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(Winter Day by Behr, Simply White by Benjamin Moore, Coral Gables by Benjamin Moore, Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore).

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White & Coral!:

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And of course all shades of blue:

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Look how nice coral goes with green and blue:

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Wouldn’t these chairs be fun and exciting in your kitchen or dining room:

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Ballard Design even carries coral fabric at pretty good prices:

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Or how about a beautiful, new rug for your entry or living room:

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What do you think of the color coral? Do you agree that it is a great color to help bring Spring indoors this year? We certainly are deserving of a happy, bright color to bring in the warmth!

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Selecting a Master Bath Paint Color

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

This is my master bath now:

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I am actually embarrassed to show you all. But this is a good lesson on how to select a paint color using your existing fixtures:

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I originally had big plans for this bathroom. This is the original wall color from when we bought the house, (yellow) trying to work with the very PINK undertoned tub, tile and granite countertop:

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Now I just want to finish this room. The only restriction I was given was that I had to keep the tub, wall tile and flooring! So the quickest and easiest way to do that is by painting the walls.

So where to start looking at colors? I know I had to find a color that would work well with the pink undertone. So I gave a few colors a try:

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I was not loving any of the pinky beiges such as Shaker Beige or Muslin. I had hoped to maybe use a pretty spa blue color:

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But I found the best harmonized color palette was the Purple Grays, such as Benjamin Moore’s Collingwood OC-28.:

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I also like the Elephant Gray 2109-50 and Portland Gray 2109-60:

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Just perfect! It might not be my favorite color yet, but it works so well with the existing granite, tile and trim that the whole room will be transformed! That is what makes a room beautiful, all the parts working together.

I will have this bath painted within the next two weeks and will be sure to share after photos. So excited to finally get the room painted!

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Color Swap

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

I think it is so interesting that some of the colors between Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams are so similar. For instance: Ben Moore Revere Pewter HC-172: revere pewter

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Sherwin Williams Collonade Gray SW 7641:

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There is actually a list I have been adding to over the years. These colors not only look the same they also match based on their RGB values. A color’s RGB value indicates its red, green, and blue intensity. Each intensity value is on a scale of 0 to 255, or in hexadecimal from 00 to FF. Ben Moore Palladian Blue HC-144: bm palladian blue

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Sherwin Williams Rainwashed SW 6211: sw rainwashed

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So similar. This must be why these two colors are both so popular! Ben Moore Manchester Tan HC-81: man tan   Sherwin Williams Softer Tan SW 6141: SW7641sw6141 Maybe your painter only uses Sherwin Williams paint but you had your heart set on BM White Dove OC-17 for your trim color. SW has a match that looks exactly the same. It is called Greek Villa SW 7551. Ben Moore Classic Gray OC-23: bm classic gray

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Sherwin Williams Zurich White SW 7626: sw zurich white

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Pretty remarkable how close the colors look. Ben Moore Raspberry Truffle 2080-10: bm raspberry truffle

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Sherwin Williams Poinsettia SW 6594: sw poinsettia

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Ben Moore Wythe Blue HC-143: bm wythe blue2

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Sherwin Williams Quietude SW 6212: sw quietude

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I hope you enjoyed! I love looking at colors different ways. I have a whole list if anyone is interested. I also wanted to share with you that I received an email yesterday that stated, “We’re writing to let you know that you’ve been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of our Best of Houzz 2015 awards!” I was so excited! Hooray! houzz badge I am off to Sarasota, FL tomorrow. I am hoping it is sunny and warm! Thanks everyone!

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More SW Favorites

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

It seems I left out a few important popular Sherwin Williams paint colors in my list the other day. I received a few letters from readers suggesting other SW colors that I forgot to mention. Well, here are your favorites plus a few more of my own:

Sherwin Williams 7526, Maison Blanche:

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In the photo below, the top of wall is Maison Blanche, bottom color is Nantucket Dune SW 7527:

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Very pretty color, especially with the blue!

SW 6106, Kilim Beige:

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SW 7652, Mineral Deposit:

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Love this color on the ceiling:

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SW 6204 Sea Salt:

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SW 6990, Caviar:

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 SW7024 Functional Gray:

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What a perfect geige paint color.

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SW 6479, Drizzle:

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And, how could I forget Accessible Beige?!:

SW 7036, Accessible Beige:

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The paint color in the room behind is SW 6211,Rainwashed. Don’t the two colors look great together?

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Beautiful!

I guess I did leave out a couple of great colors the first time around. Any other favorites you would like to add?

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