Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fun with paint...

I went on RateMySpace today hoping for a little get up and clean inspiration...instead I painted my master bathroom's water closet. Ooopsie.
I used all left over paints and ended up with a color I'm really happy with.



I started out with this color:

Glidden's Cool Dip in daughter's bathroom

(ignore that print - it's temporarily there...which means it'll be there for years and years and years)




mixed in two plops of Martha Stewart's Shiraz (from front door), and one plop of Behr's Tate Olive (accent color in family room) and ended up with this shade:


greyish-pale-robin's egg but not really blue

It goes nicely with the Glidden Sea Sponge in the main area of the master bath and bedroom. We had painted it a chocolate brown color that made it too dark/dank/depressing. I love chocolate brown rooms, but it just didn't work in this little closet of a space.

Great way to use up leftover paint. Some might even call me green.

Have you ever mixed up your own paint colors before? Or do you have any favorite paint color stand-bys you use regularly?

19 comments:

jewelstreet said...

lol. I am notorious for mixing paints. I had one time that I had to have matched and they had to add like 25 colors just to get it right. I could open my own paint color store. My latest favorite though is just a regular old paint color from a paint chip.

Great color btw.

sassy stephanie said...

Beautiful colors!

Thanks for sharing in my SITS day with me!

anita said...

wow, absolutely...but i thought i was the only one doing it! i mixed a grey from a rental bedroom w/ the lightest blue-grey from another rental livingroom...and now it is my bathroom color...
(see september 2007 on my blog)
and we did the same thing on our
vent on front of house, mixed stuff until we got what we wanted..easier than standing in line for yet another color.
i like your bath color!

TMI said...

I'm impressed with your bravery! For some reason, painting is so scary to me. Well not the action of painting, but making the choice of color that seems so permanent. I don't know exactly why, but it freaks me out!!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

WOW! Looks great!

M ^..^

fawndear said...

Love both paint colors you've shown. I have paint splotches on my wall that are three years old because I can't freakin choose the one I like the best. Love yours.

nikkicrumpet said...

Both rooms turned out GORGEOUS...that first color is really close to our TV room shade...and we love it! I've mixed a few over the years....but it bites if you run out and need another gallon! My favorite color of all time is Sherwin Williams Northampton putty. I swear half our house is painted that color.

An Accomplished Woman said...

I have never mixed up paint but your rooms turned out beautifully. Love them.

Squawkfox said...

Wow. The mixed paint turned out beautifully. I've never mixed paints...I'm always to scared to need more to finish and not match the color right again.

cjubilee said...

So you got one of the Glade Clean linen? Doesn't it smell devine? I swear it smells just like Yankees. I will have to check out the other you spoke of...obviously I was overlooking these and missing out! I love your paint color...gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by...Natalie Wood is one of my fave actresses of all time..love that name. cherry

jerseygirl211 said...

Hello Natalie,

Thanks for the visit to my blog and the friendly comment. I can't say we have mixed a lot of paint colors, but we sure do have a whole lot of BEHR PAINT.

Best of luck with your projects.


'D'

Sandy Toes said...

I love this color..great pictures!
-sandy toes

Mariafer said...

Hi natalie, thanks for stopping by... I've been busy the last two weeks... my brother and sister in law are visiting from Argentina but i'll be posting later this week...
Hugs
Maria

lili11 said...

I always mix the colors especially the leftovers. Most of the time, they come out gorgeous. I paint my own walls. If I don't like the product, it won't be long until I repaint. It's fun playing with colors.

Amy from Texas said...

That looks great. I've never mixed my own paint for the walls. Good idea!

Saucy said...

Oh yes, I am a regular mix-ologist. I come by it honestly, my father is a printmaker and we have true pigments in his studio. But I have absolutely no problem adding a blob of black paint - yes, black! to any colour... it just deepens it nicely.

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Heck yeah I've mixed!! :) I love Rate My Space. Have had my rooms on there for years now but haven't been back for months!!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Natalie, I'm SO impressed! This color is beautiful. I've never thought to mix my own--and I have a feeling that if I did, it wouldn't come out nearly this pretty.

Maybe I need to visit RateMySpace, since I have a hundred house projects around here and I'm currently working on NONE of them. Maybe it would inspire me, too! :-)

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

yes I mix paint all the time