Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The 1~2~3 Way to Paint!

Painting a room can be very exhausting...You have to pick out the colors and make sure they flow through out the home...It can be even more exhausting when you and your partner have to agree! So, here is what I tell my make it as easy as 1~2~3!

Instead of picking one color to paint your walls, try three on the same color chip. They will all blend but will be much more interesting than just one paint color. Find a paint chip of the colors you want.

Pick three colors on the color chip that are next to each other or try one away from the other color or colors, depending on how dark you want to go in the room. They all are from the same color family except they get darker as you go down the color chip. Paint different rooms one of the three colors.


  • Paint the entry the darkest, the living room the lightest, the dining room the middle color.
  • You could try the ceiling lightest and the walls the darkest.
  • Or the ceiling the darkest and the walls lightest.

  • A large wall the darkest and the rest of the walls the middle color etc.

Any combination will work because they are from the same color. It's a great look! And it works well with open floor plans where rooms run together or are seen from other rooms.

Love to you, Screaming Meme


Marie said...

We used one paint chip with three colors to paint our living/dining room area. It would have worked wll if we liked the colors! lol Turns out they weren't the right beiges for us. Oh well!

How funny you lived in Fernandina Beach! I live very, very close- right across the state ling in Georgia. Love it in Fern. Beach!

Marie said...

Sorry to keep responding in your comments...I don't know your email address! I DO live near Kings Bay. And I only call my husband Carrots on my blog...not so much to his face. lol Since he's in the military and I've practically given out our home address (lol) he'd probably appreciate me not giving out his name and ss# too. Anyway, a sister said to us once my husband and I are like Peas and Carrots so it kind of stuck. :o) Enjoy the beach when you are in the area! I love the beaches in Fernandina and we go to Fort Clinch a lot to hunt for shells.

mommaof4wife2r said...

great advice meme!!!

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

Thanks for sharing! It will come in handy when I get ready to paint! Much Love

Meg said...

THERE you are! I thought you broke up with me, lol!

Your blog is really coming along beautifully!!! Your ideas are great, now I have to catch up on all the posts I haven't read...!!!

So glad to hear you are okay after the big storms and doing well.

Write to me when you can...I have MISSED you so much, mwah!

Mimi Sue said...

Such a great idea. I wish I had this advice a year ago when we were painting our entire house! Mimi

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Great tip for paint colors!

Jen r. said...

That's a great tip!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Ms. Meme - You okay? I keep a lookin' for ya, but you don't seem to be around. Miss ya sweetie!

Wendy said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog.

I'm loving your blog. Lots of great info. I'm going to go read more. Thanks for sharing.


glitzen said...

I just found your blog, and it looks like fun! I could use your inspiration. Heading over to check the project NOW! :)

Sheryl said...

Hi Meme! Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so glad to have found yours, especially because I need to choose some new paint colors for my family room.


Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Great tips on painting! Now I want to go and change my daughter's room color. I am sure my hubby will be so happy to hear that! :)

MaryCatherine said...

ahh man...THAT'S what's wrong with my living room! I painted my entire living room the Martha Stewart color called Hemp Rope, it is a nice, toasty, light brown...I really love the color but hubby and I both feel like it is a little dark in our living room now...Thanks for this great tip! I'm going to go buy some paint

Pedaling said...

i love the colors pictured!!