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Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about paint. But seriously, I’m going to talk about paint. And before you start throwing tomatos and calling me names like, “Corporate sellout!” or “Stupid blogger face” (sadly that is the second thing that came to mind) for doing this sponsored post, hear me out.
I’ve been helping Anthropologie open their new store in Columbia, Maryland (which I’ll tell you more about another day) and I’ve been inspired to decorate or at least start trying. One thing Anthropologie does really well (amongst the million other things) is taking something very unique and making it look effortlessly matched with a room. Rarely does Anthropologie stick with a room full of white walls. When Ace Hardware came around asking if I’d do this post I got a little excited because, well, they’re paying me, but also because I really needed to do some home decor research before I head home at the end of the summer. So without further delay, this post is to show you how to do a bright colored wall, namely blue painted walls. If you don’t want to paint your walls blue by the end of this post, then I’ll eat some cake. If you do paint your walls blue by the end of this post, then I’ll still eat some cake. Either way I win because I will be eating cake.
I picked out some of my favorite blue paint colors and displayed them nicely for you. These also match the colors in the pictures below if you wanted to do something similar.
1. I had to include a picture of how Anthro oooobviously. I love how they paired the bold prints of the chair and rug with the paint color. In this way the paint color compliments the furniture but doesn’t overshadow it.
2. I love this one. First of all, I love the abundance of nature light coming into the room. For me this room is all about smart choices when it comes to color combinations. The blue walls compliment the wood floor and actually make it look more vibrant for a comfortable look.
3. Mmmm. This is good. Sky blue can look really cheesy but it is done so well here. This is for the folks that don’t want to go too dark but want to experiment with some color. The other darker blues in the room mute the wall color a little bit, making it look perfectly suited for this room.
4. You can’t go wrong with a wall gallery (well, yes you can). I love how just one wall is painted blue, almost as if it’s part of the wall gallery. This is the perfect compromise for someone who wants to try new wall paint colors but doesn’t want to apply that to their whole house. This is probably something I’ll do in the future, try one wall at first and see where it goes from there.
Well folks, I’m done. I’m going to go eat some cake.
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