Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Colour

Last night we put on the last coat of paint and today we touched it all up and now w e have essentially a new wall. It is so interesting how a coat of paint can wake up a space in your home, make it new and fresh without very much effort at all. Well we have done just that. When I walk into our living room it is almost shocking because I’m not used to the new colour yet and it literally changes the room. The room looks so much bigger which is surprising because we went with a darker colour – although I’m sure that has something to do with only painting one wall and keeping the rest of the room white. Anyways I’m very pleased with how it turned out – I think we both are so that’s good. We didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about it, we found a colour we liked, one that would go with all of our stuff and went with it. No analysis paralysis here. So without further ado, here it is.101_2176


So the colour we went with is called Grape Splash and it is by BeautiTone which you can get at Home Hardware/ Building Centre here in Canada. I’m not sure if you can get it in the states. It is right on trend with what is big for paints this year – its a red based purple and paired with our grey and black furniture and green accents, it creates a really modern, upscale look (yeah I read decor magazines – what?). Not that being on trend matters that much to me – but its cool that the colour we picked is.

Note to self for the future: I’m better at painting without taping where I don’t want paint – I’m more careful. With tape I get sloppy and then end up painting over where the tape is anyways. So don't use tape. Also, I don’t know how I do it but whenever I open paint of any kind I get it all over myself. God only knows how I manage to get paint right in the back of my knee, because I certainly don’t. But it never fails that I will find paint in very interesting places.

Ok, I have to finish up packing and my mom will be here to make the big move back home for the summer. I might be MIA for a few days while I get settled, and used to slower internet. boo!

What are you up to today?


  1. Oh my gosh I LOVE that color! It looks so classy!

  2. i adore this color, i think it compliments the room very well! i wish i would have painted my living space, but we're moving out in a few months and would just have to paint it white again.

    today i am studying! yaaay midterms :[ but tomorrow night, after my exam, i am doing some much needed scrapping :]

  3. Loving the color! And I'm really loving how that yellows POPS and then with the grey it still all fits right into place. It's so strange how colors work - a color combo you wouldn't even think about actually looks so great!

    Have a safe trip! :)

  4. Hey there,

    I was in the Pretty class. My name is Kayla (obviously). I haven't left any comments yet, but I absolutely love the color with that print. Too cool.

  5. i totally totally love that color!! Awesome that you went with purple. A very inspiring color!