Styling the Home

the Power of Paint: Sherwin Williams Painting Week

Last week I shared some sneak peaks of the new house. As you could see, it wasn’t a decorating post, since our household hasn’t actually moved yet, but you could get a glimpse at the true power of paint. Repainting the whole house is our first major DIY project.

Sherwin Williams contacted me earlier in the week, asking me to post about National Painting Week and to share some information that you might find interesting about painting and home improvement.

Of course, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.  We love Sherwin Williams and we used/are using the Cashmere line of paints throughout our new house. The Cashmere paints spread like butter and cover beautifully.  That’s the opinion of each and everyone of us in our family, we were not asked to say this by Sherwin Williams.

This infographic shows that we were among many homeowners that consider a fresh coat of paint to be a top priority in home improvement.

Pretty interesting statistics, right?

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Sherwin Williams had bloggers transform rooms featuring outstanding use of color.

While I couldn’t show off any great transformations given my impending move, I wanted to share a composite of the paint colors I choose to use throughout the house.  I coined it my “Soft and Subtle Color Palette”. Ha!

Here’s a quick peak at some before and afters.  I think the color transformations are very current with today’s color trends and a complete testament to the power of paint and the DIY.

Of the colors we used, by far, my favorite surprise pick, the one I kind of just went “for it”, has to be SW 6230 Rainstorm. I can’t begin to express what a lovely, deep, not quite navy, not quite teal color this is.  It is simply gorgeous.  I don’t have a great room photo yet, but here are a few to tide you over until the complete reveal.

I also used Rainstorm as an accent wall in Miles’ room.  The other walls are SW 7065 Argos, a cooler, blue gray color.

Here are few more looks at the colors around the house.

Before Dinning Room:

After Dinning Room, SW 6204 Sea Salt

Before Foyer:

After Foyer, SW 7010 White Duck:

Before Study:

After Study, SW 7017 Dorion Gray

Sorry this is an iPhone photo, but given the samples I had painted on the wall before we left, I think this is pretty true representation.  My dear husband painted this room after the kids and I left at the end of spring break.  Even though we accomplished much, we left him with many walls of painting still to do. 😉

And the best part of Sherwin Williams’ National Painting Week?

It culminates with a great sale on paint!!

You know you want to paint now! Get out there and do it!


  • Anonymous
    October 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Color names are from left to right, I'm guessing…

  • Katie
    December 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    What finish do you use on you walls? Meaning, satin, eggshell etc. also what white is on your master bedroom trim? Beautiful, thanks.

    • Leslie
      December 24, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      I generally use flat or satin. Some paints only come in certain finishes. Generally I use a satin for kitchens and bathrooms for the wipe ability. Hope this helps!


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