This time of year always brings about those feelings to change things up a bit, especially around the house. Are you with me? I know you’ve heard it before but a coat of paint really has the power to completely change a look – whether it’s a room, just a wall, a whole house, or a piece of furniture. Moreover, just a few days ago I was reading this useful guide to Interior vs. Exterior Paints and it got me thinking about how there are a few walls both inside and outside my own property that could do with a fresh coat of paint. Ultimately though, like fashion, the colours you choose to surround yourself with are a reflection of your personal style. That’s why it’s taken you 5 years to pick just the perfect shade of blue and you’re totally embarrassed by your white walls. Shame on you. Would you go out dressed in white sweat pants? Ok, maybe some people would but you’re better than that. It’s time to shake off the indecision and express yourself. Behr’s new line up of Marquee colours available at The Home Depot are just what you need. If you’ve used Behr before you know how awesome the coverage is with their primer & paint combo. You can usually get away with one coat. Lazy people (me) rejoice.
Ok, so this paint sample book is packed full of beautiful colours. Like seriously, so many gorgeous colours. The collection is divided into 6 lifestyle categories; Dynasty, Fundamentals, Lights, Odyssey, Opulence and Rejuvenation. So figure out what kinda vibe you’re looking for to help you choose. It was almost impossible for me to choose my favourites but I did because it’s all about making decisions right? So I really couldn’t narrow it down to three individual colours but I kept it in the family. Here’s colour inspiration I found based on my favourite colour family picks from the new Behr Marquee collection. Looks like I’m feeling the blue/greys, greyed jades, green and mustard caramel hues. (and also that I like birds, but that’s no secret)
Now are you inspired to get’er done this spring and summer? Yeah, I thought so. I bet $500 at The Home Depot would really help. Here’s how you can enter for your chance to win a $500 gift card.
1 You’ve already seen my favourite picks above. Hopefully you don’t hate them.
2 Follow The Sweet Escape on Pinterest and create a board named THE SWEET COLOUR ESCAPE and tag your pins with#thesweetcolourescape.
3 Then start pinning inspiration in the above colour palettes. Feel free to also create a moodboard of your own if you’re feeling creative and upload to your board. I’ll be checking out your boards and re-pinning some of my favourites on my own board.
4 Leave a link to your Pinterest board in the comments section below so I can check out all your great colour inspiration.
* winner will be chosen on the morning of Friday, May 30th, 2014 and announced via twitter (_the_sweetest_). You must be a resident of Canada to enter (excluding residents of Québec).