What did we do before Instagram and Pinterest in our lives?! Seriously there is a massive world of inspiration out there at our fingertips! Once again I am so very thankful for this amazing community I have found myself in!
So for a few months I had been tossing around ideas for my daughters coastal bedroom design. I knew it was the perfect opportunity for an accent wall and honestly I had an itch to do something bold. Removable wallpaper was at the top of my list actually. I ordered some samples and thought I had them narrowed down and then I ran across one of the most unique and coolest DIY projects I have seen. See thats where this whole instagram/pinterest inspiration comes in. Thankful for a great friend who did this first and gave me the inspiration to do it as well.
So we made a trip to our local Sherwin Williams with our color palette. They have always been our “go to” for interior paint as well as exterior. They are super helpful, knowledgeable and will color match for you.
Our wall measurements were 12ft wide X 9ft high, and already painted in Sherwin Williams Sea Salt. We did not prime the wall first, the paint colors we used covered well over the light base color. We opted to go with just the paint sample size which ended up being very cost effective.
We used 6 colors that where actually color matched from BEHR . There is such a wide variety of colors you could choose but since I had already seen these colors used on a wall I decided to just roll with them!
BEHR Paint Colors listed below in order of use (top to bottom) Color Matched by Sherwin Williams
Joie De Vivre
You will need enough paint trays for each color along with rollers, paint brushes, painters tape and a pencil.
My husband started by dividing the height of the room by the number of colors we were using. That gave us the measurements for how tall each section of color needed to be.
Once we had that information he divided up the wall with small pencil marks. He then used small pieces of painters tape to mark the sections.
He started by trimming out the top color in the corners and along the top with a brush. He then rolled the section with a roller. You do not want to roll all the way to the tape, you want to leave a small space for blending the color below.
Once you have rolled the two colors, leaving a space between the two, you are now ready to start the blend process.
To do this you will roll a small line of each color and then with a fresh brush you will do large left to right brush strokes all the way across to blend the colors. Once the paint has dried the colors will have a more uniform blend.
6 sample sized paint colors from Sherwin Williams
2 mini roller wands
6 disposable pain trays
2 nice cut in paint brushes that we cleaned in between each color
5 2″ disposable blending brushes