Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What color are your jewels?

This is an exciting week as the actual walls go in over at The Jewelbox! Stay tuned later this week for a full picture rundown. Moving ahead in the schedule, I've quickly come to paint colors. Here is the scheme I've put together. All paint is from Behr.

You can't have a Jewelbox without a little jewel tone, no?

Have I told you my theory on paint colors? I'm a strong believer that you not only have to love to color, but the paint name also has to speak to you. I think it gives you good room karma from the start. This jeweltone blue is called Sapphire Sparkle. I love it, that's what this home is for, to sparkle!

For the (somewhat tiny) bathroom, I've picked a rich saturated yellow. My second belief in paint colors is that you have to take advantage of short term housing to go all out with your color choices. The Jewelbox is not a forever home, so I'm not afraid to use trendier color choices.

For the bedroom I want to keep it a little more subdued and relaxing. A room for myself to escape to after all the sparkling. This bluish-gray is called Contemplation, the perfect color for quiet reflection.

This color will be used for an exterior accent. It won't be visible from the inside of the apartment, but is still part of the overall scheme. It's called Asparagus and comes across not quite this muted in real life.


  1. Those are wonderful colours. I am no where near brave enough to paint our new home so boldly, so I am using bold colours as accents in decoration. That said I am still campaigning with the husband for a bright pink glass wall against grey slate tiles when we demo the bathroom.

  2. I can't wait to see how it all comes together.

  3. How exciting! I can't wait to see the results.