Changing my walls with “Color my Room”

If you’ve read my blog long enough you know that I quickly bored with my spaces and change them up before the paint has had time to dry.  It’s quite ironic because with everything else in my life I don’t like change but with interior design it’s an ever changing palette.  We’ve been living in this room for less than a year now and I’m already dreaming of changing the color of walls.  I’ve love the freshness of the white but I’m craving some coziness that I think a dark color would bring.

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In the past I can’t tell you how many times I’ve run back and forth to the paint store buying gallons and gallons of new paint because the color just wasn’t right.l Glidden “gets it” when it comes to how tricky it can be to pick just the right shade and they’ve come out with yet another awesome tool to help.  Their newest tool is called, “Color My Room” and here’s how it works…

First, you upload a picture of a room you’re considering painting.

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Next you choose a color palette that “speaks to you”.

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Then, upload a picture of a room you’d like to test out some colors on.

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You then use a point-and-click tool to mark off the area you’d like to see a new color on.  It looks involved but it’s really quick and easy.

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 Lastly, just click on the colors you’d like to sample and voila, file away what you like or quickly delete what you thought would look good.

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No more running back and forth to the paint store for color mistakes.

I sampled half a dozen colors.  Here’s a few examples:

Seal Gray:

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Onyx Black:

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Bronzed Ivy:

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Case in point…I LOVE this shade on a color card but seeing it on my wall is a definite NO.

Want to test drive your colors before you buy? You can try out Glidden’s newest tool, “Color my Room” on their My Colortopia site here.

I have been sponsored by Glidden® brand paint to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Comments

  1. i love the onyx black! Since you have such a clean & simple color palette, it adds a pop but still makes everything feel so cohesive and maintains the simplicity. I would love to do a black accent wall in our house (in fact I did, and then my husband came home, freaked out because he couldn’t picture the space when it’d be “done”, and made me paint it back). :) Can’t wait to see what you choose.

  2. WENDY HARO says:

    GRAY FOR SURE!

  3. I think this is great as a starter. Colors that appear almost the same on the computer have a lot of subtle changes in real life. Then also the effect of light that changes during the day.
    I would never rely on any of these web wall color tools as my final pick for color. It would lead me towards a direction, but I’d still end up with at least 3 color samples on the wall.

  4. The onyx is super-cool. It transformed your room from modern cottage to modern cottage cool. :) You could go a little more industrial with the addition of the onyx wall.

    I’ve been toying with repainting my living room/kitchen navy. Right now it’s a lovely shade of greige, but I’ve got that color in all the communal areas of the house and I would love a change. Plus I have a modern black leather sofa that I’m trying to make blend in, rather than stick out, and I thought maybe having dark walls would help the sofa recess. For now, I need to convince The Mr. that painting is a good idea. We’re planning to try to sell in a couple years after my son graduates from high school, so keeping it neutral certainly would be better for resale, but I don’t think I can stick with the same-old, same-old that long!

    By the way, I tried the Color My Room tool, but can’t for the life of me figure out how to pick whatever paint palettes I want. Maybe I’ll try again, but right now I’m frustrated.

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