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going green with valspar reserve

By 10/29/2014

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!

this post is sponsored by valspar and valspar reserve is available exclusively at lowe’s.

7 comments

  1. Love those inspiration pieces. It's so funny that you chose the paint color last. I tend to do the same thing, but I think most people pick it first. I agree you have to wait until all of the other pieces come together. When you decide though, it does make a huge impact!

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  2. Would love to choose a really cool color for my walls, but I also really like white. haha

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  3. What a fab room - I can't WAIT to see it finished :-) You know - that room might need an ooh-la-lah chandelier, though, like one of the inspiration pic's!!

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  4. love your inspirations. great blog!
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  5. Great post and very educational. Now I want to repaint my guest bedroom i've been working on!! :}

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