Remember last month when I revealed the living room tour of my old NYC apartment and explained that my husband and I were moving into a new space? As much as we loved living in an old brownstone apartment, it’s exciting to have moved into a modern space that offers different decorating opportunities. As the old apartment was mainly exposed bricks, we didn’t have many walls available to paint – and you guys know how much I love to paint! However, that’s all change in our new space! I knew that one of the first things I wanted to was add color to the walls so it was perfectly timed when, not long after moving in, I discovered PPG, who are a paint and coatings leader with many great brands including PPG Paints, which I’m thrilled to using to makeover my new bedroom. Click through after the jump to see my vision for the space, and how I’m finding color inspiration for choosing paint colors that I will use as a direction to build out the bedroom scheme.
As you can see above the bedroom is currently a blank canvas, so I’m keen to start choosing paint colors, get painting and inject my personality into the space. When I set about thinking about the direction I wanted to take the room in, I knew that I wanted to choose paint colors that took inspiration from Scandinavian design and my day-to-day #MakeYouSmileStyle color hunting finds. There were two images that I kept returning to again and again for paint color inspiration. The first, was a striking emerald green front door that caught my eye on a recent trip to London; and the second, was a hotel room I stayed in while visiting Copenhagen. I love how the green color reflects the natural environment and I’m tempted to ebb that hue more towards a blue-green hue as a nod to the multi-hued shades of mountain pines. That said, I’ve also been coming more and more fond of soft grey shades. I love the idea of creating a chic, simple and sophisticated Scandinavian-inspired space that tells a quiet and considered design story.So, I headed to my local hardware store to pick up paint samples and chips from the PPG Paints stand. There are more then 2,000 colors to choose from, but with my mind narrowed down to a range of blue-green and grey shades I felt ready to pick paint samples to try on the wall in my apartment. In fact, if you are choosing paint colors for your own project I would suggest doing this, too. Going to the PPG Paints stand with a solid idea of the color families you want to try for the space vs. absolutely no idea, will help you a lot!I decided to pick a variety of blue-green and grey shades that included, Mountain Pine and Misty Surf in the former color family, through to Gray Frost and Spring Thaw in the latter color family. From there, I used my PPG Paints color samples as inspiration for building out mood boards that will determine the design direction for the bedroom. Using my paint colors as my reference point for everything else I’m going to bring into the room has helped to provide a focus. So, on that note, I’d better get back to mood boarding so I can start painting soon! What do you think I should pick, green or grey? I’ll be revealing my choice – and the redecorated bedroom – right here in a few weeks. I can hardly wait! In the meantime, find your nearest PPG store here and you can use this coupon to get $10 off any paint purchases over $25!// Photography by Will Taylor | Posted in partnership with PPG Paints; all views my own.