In conjunction with BlogHer and Sherwin-Williams, I was given the opportunity to repaint/make over a room. For those who know me, you’ll know that decorating doesn’t come easy. I’m perfectly happy with things the way they are, even knowing the rooms all need a makeover. When we bought this house, every room needed painting. One and one-half years later, one room has been painted. But soon, a second room will be painted. For this project, we chose the third bedroom/guest room.
The color of the walls is somewhere between green and yellow. When the sun shines into the room in the mornings, it’s more yellow. As the day goes on, the walls turn an icky shade of green. Vince doesn’t mind taping and painting, and I don’t mind playing with Sherwin-Williams’ color selection tools and coming up with ideas. I had no preconceived ideas as to what color I would use in the room. For several weeks, every photo I saw was scrutinized as possible inspiration for my room. Flowery/girly colors just don’t go with the Texas dust, rocks, cactus, chickens and cows on this little ranch. The first idea that came to me as far as an inspiration photo, just a launching point, was the socks I recently knitted that screamed “southwest” to me.
The tan/gold/rust colors were a bit deeper and a bit brighter than I wanted in the room, but it did give me the idea to go with a southwestern colors in the room. Using Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap Studio™ for iPad®, I took a photo of the socks and brought it into ColorSnap. Simply by tapping on any area of the sock, a coordinating paint color appeared in my palette.
There’s a cute little shop in a town near me so I visited there, with socks and iPad in hand, and explained to the lady that all I knew for sure was that I wanted tans, turquoise and brown . . not necessarily a real southwest theme and definitely not as bright as the socks, but something similar to those colors. The store was full of those colors. The first piece I picked up was this pillow:
That is exactly the colors I wanted to use in the room. Right there in the shop, I took a photo of the pillow, and again plugged it into ColorSnap Studio for iPad.
If you click on the two palette pictures, you’ll notice that Ligonier Tan appears on both. Right away, I knew that was the color I had in mind and that’s the color I chose for the walls. ColorSnap Studio for iPad is an amazing tool! It also allows you to virtually “repaint” the room to see how it’s going to look. I was leaning towards Mesa Tan, but Vince thought it was too dark and he agreed that Ligonier Tan was perfect.
Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap Studio for iPad made my job of choosing a paint color quite simple! It truly is color at your fingertips! If you haven’t tried it, even if you aren’t painting a room, ColorSnap Studio for iPad makes it so simple to choose colors from a photo! Simply open the app, select an image from either your Camera Roll or Photo Stream, and the on-screen directions will guide you through choosing the perfect colors of paint to match the colors in the photo you love. The new ColorSnap Studio for iPad app offers all the ease-of-use of a tablet, as well as pinch, zoom and swipe features to interact with images of your own room, or one in the app. Explore over 1,500 colors, get color inspiration from a photo or virtually paint your wall with a swipe of your finger. All for free!
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