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ORC – WEEK TWO – PAINT COLORS

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE LINKING EVENT…

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 2

Welcome back! October is OFF AND RUNNING…in a ALL  good ways..busy Fall IS in full swing, lots of visitors and events, Homecoming (Phoebe was chosen Homecoming Queen!) , my “baby” brother is visiting and my dear friend Suzanne is in the National Tour of “BEAUTIFUL” and I will see her at the Kennedy Center this weekend! On top of that it is absolutely gorgeous every day…prettier than the next and I am loving being OUT iN THE AUTUMN….even if I am running errands!

WEEK 2  Of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE

brings us to…

NARROWING DOWN COOPER’S COLORS

HOME BUNCH
INSPIRATION ROOM – (NOT EVERYTHING) BUT THE GENERAL “FEEL” – FROMHOME BUNCH

PAINTING THE ROOM

COOPERS BEDROOM HAS BEEN BENJAMIN MOORE “POOLSIDE”

(NOT “poolside blue” – which is a very deep green blue aqua like a pool!!!!) 

Benjamin Moore Poolside
Benjamin Moore Poolside

We have had the can of the “WINNING” NEW COLOR OF paint sitting in the HALL since the summer when I woke up with a ton of energy and thought we might paint his room. Thus he has had stripes of contender colors on his wall all summer..until NOW!

Here were some of the finalists and “runners-up”

Benjamin Moore: BUNNY GRAY, GRAY OWL, GRAY TINT, HORIZON, MISTY GRAY, MOONSHINE, PAPER WHITE, TITANIUM, WICKHAM GRAY
Benjamin Moore: BUNNY GRAY, GRAY OWL, GRAY TINT, HORIZON, MISTY GRAY, MOONSHINE, PAPER WHITE, TITANIUM, WICKHAM GRAY

AND THE WINNER IS –

WALLS: BENJAMIN MOORE HORIZON

HORIZON
HORIZON
HORIZON
HORIZON

COOPER DECIDED AGAINST STRAIGHT BLACK FOR THE ACCENTS AND WENT WITH….BENJAMIN MOORE – GRAPHITE

GRAPHITE
GRAPHITE
AMY D MORRIS - GRAPHITE CABINET
AMY D MORRIS – GRAPHITE CABINET

SIMPLE NEUTRALS – GRAYS, BLACK AND NATURAL WOOD GIVE A MORE GROWN UP FEEL TO THE ROOM….

FOR THE TRIM, WE STAYED WITH  – CHANTILLY LACE, THIS IS THE COLOR OF PHOEBE’S WALLS AND TRIM AND SOON TO BE COLOR OF THE HALL TRIM…(I AM HAVING THE HALLS PAINTED IN A WEEK- MORE TO COME ON THAT!!!!)

CHANTILLY LACE
CHANTILLY LACE
COOPER'S COLORS: BENJAMIN MOORE - CHANTILLY LACE, GRAPHITE, BLUE DENIM AND HORIZON
COOPER’S COLORS: BENJAMIN MOORE – CHANTILLY LACE, GRAPHITE, BLUE DENIM AND HORIZON

I PAINTED THE BEDROOM WALLS AND FORGOT TO TAKE PHOTOS!!!!I KNOW, SHAMELESS…BUT BASICALLY IT WAS CUT AND DRY. I PRIMED THE WALLS (HINT – WHEN PRIMING OVER A DARK COLOR, HAVE THEM TINT THE PRIMER THE WALL COLOR. IT MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE TO PAINT HORIZON PAINT OVER HORIZON PRIMER!

HOUSE AND HOME - TORONTO INSPIRING SPACE
HOUSE AND HOME – TORONTO INSPIRING SPACE

I HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE SHOWING YOU “AFTER” PHOTOS OF THE WALLS BECAUSE I AM DOING SO MANY OF THE ELEMENTS IN TANDEM THAT IT IS HARD TO PHOTOGRAPH PARTS WITHOUT SEEING “ALL”….IT WILL BE WORTH THE WAIT!!!

NEXT WEEK – FURNITURE TRANSFORMATIONS!!!!! RECYCLING THE OLD TO MAKE NEW!

DOMINO INSPIRATION
DOMINO INSPIRATION

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CHECK OUT THE 20 –  ONE ROOM CHALLENGE GUEST PARTICIPANTS AND TRACK THEIR PROGRESS TOO! THE challenges run the gamut, from color changes and swap outs to contractors and walls removed and gut renovations…you are likely to find many scenarios that are in your orbit right now and LOADS of INSPIRATION!

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TALK ABOUT TALENT!!!! AND THE LINKING PARTICIPANTS ARE INCREDIBLE!!!
THE QUEEN AND I!
THE QUEEN AND I!
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8 thoughts on “ORC – WEEK TWO – PAINT COLORS

  1. Whew, the world of gray paints is tough, so I’m going to have to check out Horizon. It’s lovely and not too, too gray. I’ve been leaning toward White Wisp, which is next to Gray Owl (lighter) on the swatch. It’ nearly white, but my room is not too bright, so it reads darker. In any case, thanks for the inspo! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

  2. The bed in the inspiration room… can I just say… SWOON! Also, major congrats to Phoebe! At my high school Homecoming Queen didn’t just mean you were beautiful on the outside, it meant you were kind enough to others that many took note & voted for you. So great work on raising a great daughter.

    1. Thank you Amy, I am partial but I have to agree, Phoebe is one of the sweetest souls I have ever known , truly kind and beautiful inside and out…and…I often look at her and think “I would have LOVED to be her friend!” Thanks for the kind words.

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