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Sherwin Williams “Really Teal” for a Bedroom

Any one who knows me knows that I love color and that our home is full of it!  As an Austin home stager we rarely if ever would recommend a paint this color or as bold for a bedroom of a home going on the market. But as the homeowner or in home redesigning it is all up to the homeowner and their taste!  You do not have to be afraid of color on your walls in your homes! Find a color you like, then look at all the various tones, etc of that color and you will find what is right for what you want it to say on that wall!


I really wanted to paint this room a bold color but it took me a minute to decide on this shade of green.  Plus since it is on the dark side, it has been a pickle trying to get the right daylight to give it justice in a photo.  I call this my Paris room.  Why? I don’t know..because I can?  What you don’t see is the glass mosaic Eiffel tower mirror, or the French mystery on the shelf written by a local Austin Atty, Mark Pryor [which by the way is very good and you should look him up for any new books he has coming out].  As a DIY project, I repurposed the candlabra from an auction and blinged it up a bit with silver foil and crystals from craft store, though I am really thinking I need to add some more bling. And of course the pillow on bed with travel post stamps is a kudos to how much I love to travel period. Having only spent a day in Paris while on working detail in UK, I have always wanted to go back with The Big Guy for a romantic vacation…..One of these days it will happen. Ha.


I am now working on my other guest bedroom. It’s new color is Mexican Sand, another Sherwin Williams color though it is pretty much completely opposite of the Teal color. It is a calmer sandy color..really pretty and I will use burgundy for the accent color so curtains are picked out, pillows are ready…just need to get the bedspread and then I will post it on here.

Is Your Bedroom Making You See Red?

Well this one did but with a single coat of Sherwin Williams paint “Storm Cloud” it is definitely singing a different song now! How calm is this! Love love love this master bedroom redesign. My apologies for taking so long getting the pics posted!

Does this room have a purpose?

How calming…just a change of paint & brighten up the windows!

I am feeling the love now!

Pantone Announces 2013 Color of Year!

And the color of the Year 2013 chosen by Pantone LLC is Emerald Green. There was a great article in the Saturday February 16th issue that I read over the weekend. It was really quite interesting & I have to agree the color has the WOW factor that we home stagers & redesigners are always looking for!PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2013 - Emerald 17-5641

I love green, maybe it is the Irish leprechaun in me, but beware – with the intensity of emerald green, you do need to be watchful of using too much in a room. I definitely would consider using the color in staging homes in pillows, lamp base, picture frames, etc. as it is very dramatic and gives that WOW factor in small doses in a room.

Now to paint an entire room emerald would take some soul searching. Ha. A little emerald goes a long way and you could tire of it before your budget allows a change out! Now if you had a small alcove or maybe even a dining room…then possibly the emerald would show well but not in a room where you would normally relax or linger in. It is suggested that a sofa would not be a good piece the color of emerald because of its’ size. Again, you would probably tire of it before your budget allows you to replace or reupholster.

Colors that would complement Emerald might be yellows or browns which would be mindful of earth colors or trees. If you are a brave soul or more passionate – for a real punch you might want to use raspberry, Prussian blue or turquoise with your emerald? I think this photo shows the great relationship between greens and blues.  3-19-08colorcombo1.jpg

As Debra King, a New York consultant stated in the article “Emerald might be one of those polarizing colors like purple – you either love it or hate it, and certainly could get tired of it fast.” Bottom line is use the color sparingly as a WOW factor in your home accessories and the leprechauns will smile upon you. green I absolutely love this door! What do you think? Too green?

Just a quick after thought, if Emerald is not your favorite green, then look at Sherwin Williams’ Color of 2013. They chose Aloe, which is still in the green family but pale next to Emerald and, to me, looks pale blue? Again, what do you think?