It has officially been three years since we moved into our house, which means it is nearly three years since we’ve painted and decorated a nursery. Our third child, Nora, was born just two short months after we moved in…and with everything else we had to do at the time, getting her nursery ready almost feels like a blur. Which is part of the reason I’m so excited to do it all over again for Baby #4! We’ve been slowly transitioning Nora out of her old bedroom (and crib) and into her new “big girl” bedroom…which has led to numerous tears being shed and numerous nights being spent in the now-empty nursery:
I’m not exactly sure what we’re going to do once the baby comes and Nora actually HAS to make the move…but I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. For now, we have a nursery to paint! Nurseries have always been really important to me, and I have repainted and redecorated for each new baby. There’s something so special about choosing a bedding set and a wall color and decorations for each of them – a way of welcoming them into the world as their own unique beings. I’ve actually had the bedding set for #4 picked out for a while now…
but beyond that, I’ve done nothing! It’s definitely time to get a move on! Now, I am notoriously awful at picking out paint colors. Just ask my husband! I’m not sure if I have ever picked out the right color the first time around…including when we painted the nursery last time. My eye always goes one shade too light or too dark or just slightly off where it needs to be, and I can never tell until the paint is already on the wall. This time around, I decided to use the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® app for smartphones to help me choose the right color the first time!
The ColorSnap® app has capabilities on iPhone and Android. (For those of you without smartphones, don’t worry! Sherwin-Williams has plenty of other color selection tools!) Easy to use, the free ColorSnap® app quickly and easily matches images you capture with your smartphone to the palette of 1,500 Sherwin-Williams paint colors. You simply snap an image and then get up to eight matching Sherwin-Williams colors from the photo just by tapping a color on the screen. See the little colored circles that pop up? Each of them is a specific Sherwin-Williams paint color that is then listed at the bottom of the screen, so all you have to do is choose the one you like best…and you are all set!
You can also match a specific color and get coordinating color recommendations, and you can even fine-tune colors using lightness, saturation and hue features. Best of all? You can save your colors in order to compare palettes and you can share them with friends and family via Facebook and email…so you can get multiple opinions in an instant! (For those of you who struggle with color selection as much as I do!)
So, armed with my smartphone and my crib quilt, I headed to the closest Sherwin-Williams store to find my suggested color samples. I was seriously AMAZED by how accurate the colors were! One of the keys, I think, is making sure you snap your photo in natural light for color accuracy….and since I did that, I really did end up with eight good colors to choose from.
I ended up going with the green that was suggested above – SW 6710 Mélange Green – and purchasing a gallon of HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams paint.
For now, I am so excited to get started on this project…our fourth (and final!) nursery. It really was made so much easier with the help of the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® app, and I can’t wait to see how it looks when it’s all finished! I’ll be sure to keep you posted. Now if only I could convince Nora to make the move to her new bedroom…wish me luck!!
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