This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Glidden. All opinions are 100% mine.
One of the best parts (IMHO) of a home makeover "reality" show is when they paint an interior some unexpected color that transforms a boring room into something fabulously va-VOOM! So you find yourself inspired (at 3am!) to try it yourself, and eagerly head to the home improvement store first thing for inspiration...just to end up confronted & confounded by an imposing wall of paint samples with endless variations on the same hue. And usually once you buy a few gallons of paint, none remotely resemble your fabulous decor vision once you actually get the paint onto the wall (not to mention money wasted). Fortunately, the crafty color experts at Glidden have taken the guesswork out of picking the perfect colors with their XL paint chips and their online Room Painter, where your choices are variously grouped 3 different ways: by COLOR PALETTE, by MOOD (options include "Cozy & Romantic," "Playful" & perfect for that Mancave in the making: "Rugged"), and the TOP 10 COLOR PALETTES; all provide a really helpful first step to a paint job that will reflect your personality.
"Getting over the hurdle of color selection is the first step in creating a room that truly reflects your personal sense of style," notes Barbara Richardson, Director of Color Marketing Services for Glidden Paint. Palette choices in the Glidden Room Painter include the serene "Feels Like Home", a warm & cozy "Share The Harvest" (like living in a luscious pumpkin!), bright & vibrant "Growing Up", and our fave (for the name alone): "Colors of Rome" - timeless shades oozing old world charm that turn any space into something much more artistic.
Once you've found a palette that best expresses your personality, you can test drive your color picks first in the Room Painter - the clever Drag & Drop function lets you instantly paint the ceiling, walls & trim to get an intial sense of how your choices will work in real life - and then in real time: all 282 of their shades are now available in petite testers, each of which cover 3 square feet of space and come with their own brush built right into the cap! "The Glidden paint testers can help even the most novel DIYers gain color confidence to get going on a painting project," continues Richardson, "and be excited to share the finished product with their family and friends."
- Lesley Scott