|After picture, still personalizing the wall|
Our recent project was to update and renovate the children's bedroom. I chose the Shagreen Sherwin-Williams' Emerald paint for the walls, and the cotton white and creamy white for the ceiling, trims and door.
Using the Emerald paint eliminated the need for priming first. I also found that the smell of the paint was not too strong, and the smell didn't linger. The Emerald paint works well on smooth walls, and if the walls are not perfect it will show.
The above and the below are some pictures of the room before we updated.
We first prepped the room by removing the wallpaper, and the wooden trim that was in the middle of the wall. Then we filled all the holes and other little things on the wall and sanded to make it smooth before we painted.
Since we did the painting between work and other busy things in life, we had to pause many times during the project. The roll and stow came in handy during this time, as the paint on the brushes didn't dry when it was stored overnight inside the roll and stow.
I really like how it turned out and the green I chose, as it is not too dark or too light, but vibrant and gives the room a fresh feel. We went with green since my daughter and son are sharing the room and each of them have their own sides. I feel green is an uplifting, pleasing natural colour, and we need exposure to this colour a lot since we see very little green throughout the year.
Going with dark colours of paint can be uplifting, which is why Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015 is Coral Reef. This hue with floral notes is the perfect mélange of pink, orange and red that can be used to liven up any space. The Sherwin-Williams Buoyant palette, Coral Reef channels floral components, which are prominently featured in current fashion trends. Other palette colors are reminiscent of vintage floral patterns, influenced by natural-healing botanicals and the trend for green urban spaces.
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