Lets Paint!!

June 18, 2014

I love when a a brand does something really helpful for its consumers. For example when a car company lets you test drive a car before you buy,  or when See’s candy lets you come in and taste test every single piece of chocolate in the shop before you commit to your destined choice. Ya know what I am talking about?? It’s serious business choosing both cars and chocolates,  so being able to test them both is equally as crucial. Same goes for paint my friends. Paint for us “non-commmitals” is a tough one because just HOW do you know its right for you?? Well,  just really upped their already impossibly high, designer street cred by introducing a new Kick Ass paint selection tool called  . It answers just HOW you choose the right color for you. It’s all the fun questions of a personality quiz, but more design and color centric that at the end pairs you with a personalized perfect color match!!  Plus it allows you to virtually paint the walls in the space the color you are matched with, giving a visual for those of us that have a hard time imagining the real thing. It’s rad!!! Bridgid, my Design Assistant, just recently got a super cute little apartment that had mad potential but needed a bit of a refresh. We decided to give the  test a try and  painted her living room based on the color chosen in the test. This is no hocus pocus friends. It was pretty dead on when matching the color for Bridgid and the end results were just the right amount of change.

Here’s a look at the Quiz process as well as the before and afters of her space!!

Quiz Results copyThe test recommended “classic gray, 1548” in an eggshell sheen for her living room. At first I was secretly a little nervous thinking that Bridgid might have a wild side I didn’t know about, and her test results may have come back with “Fire Engine Red” or ” Electric Day-glo Green”. All fine colors for some….but ya know, kinda hard to design around. Especially since, this is indeed a rental, so mellow colors were the preferred choice. The test came back in our favor and so we gave it  go. Once we slapped a little “”  on the walls, we noticed although not much of the dramatic change some may have expected, it gave us the perfect shade based on the answers to the quiz.  We got rid of the creamy , dingy, beige and pumped up the jam with a very light but super neutral color.

 Here’s a look at the befores..

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andddddd thennnnnn the afters:

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It’s the palest of grays, but it’s crisp and bright and made the space feel just a shade happier. Also the gray was a great contrast between the white architectural details already in the room, such as the ceiling beams and the built-in bookshelves.  Not a bad result for a fun little quiz!

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  1. Ahhhh! I’ve been singing the praises of Classic Gray for 3 years now! When we were remodeling our kitchen I seriously spent near $100 of testers of gray shades and finally came across CG and fell in love. My house is now this color throughout and I could not be happier!

  2. Great inspiration for how to style my Isfahan rug with grey venetian plaster walls! Fabrick on pillows looks Japanese. From where do they hail? Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love the room. I am moving out of my house (in NJ) after 45 years into a brand new apt in San Diego. Need fresh and new. Please tell me where to get the sofa – it is exactly what I have in mind. Note: in getting my house “prepped” for sale, I painted the walls in various shades similar to CG – was very popular and sold right away!

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