Monday, April 23, 2012

Just a Pop of Color...

I spy something green...

We were busy people this weekend! Thanks to inspiration photos, we decided to paint the "backsplash" of our kitchen a POP of color (instead of purchasing tile, wallpaper, or another wall treatment). We may put something over it down the road, but this was a huge improvement on the kitchen (and the whole house) and it only cost $14 (quart of paint). We haven't put the curtain back on the kitchen sink window, but it will get back up there as soon as the hubs is finished with his seminary homework :)

How did we choose this color? Have you ever heard of the phone app "Color Snap" by Sherwin Williams? Snap a photo of anything, select a section of it, and it will color match it to a paint color. Genius.

We did lots of various pictures: of the glass bottles on top of our kitchen cabinets, of the stained glass window, and finally- one of the new pillows I sewed up. No, it's not in the kitchen, but we definitely want the colors to flow from room to room.

So I snapped a photo, selected the green area, and voila! Color matching- and it even gives you accent colors! (and this isn't a paid advertisement for Sherwin Williams, the app is just that awesome.)

We took this color to our local True Value- where they do not sell Sherwin Williams paint, but their paint machine color matched it as well. Yay for technology!

Before... sorry so dark...


After! Doesn't it add such "oomph" to the whole kitchen? It's hard to gauge the color of it... it kind of looks like a guacamole color in real life! Ha! Fitting since it is in the kitchen. I probably couldn't handle this color over the entire kitchen, but it works nicely with the gray on the rest of the walls and it makes our charcoal/stainless steel/black accents all around the kitchen pop too. Now we just need to add molding and it will be finished!

And for comparison, a before and after: (p.s. I showed this before/after to Nate and he said "Eww! It looks like we lived in a jail!" Ha! Just goes to show that you don't know the impact a little paint can do until you actually do it!)



Anyone else adding a huge impact to their home for small cost? A little quart of paint goes a long way!

See where I link up: Craft-O-Manic Monday @ Craft-O-Manic, Link Party @ Uncommon, Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts, Show Me What Ya Got Linky Party @ Not JUST A Housewife, {Wow Me Wednesday} @ Ginger Snap Crafts, Link Party @ Destination: Craft, The Creative Spark @ Clean & Scentsible, Before & After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick, Weekend Wrap-Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello, What I Wore Wednesday @ The Pleated Poppy


  1. i love the color!! it is crazy how much paint changes the room!

  2. Loving the green! It really brightens the room up:)

  3. It looks amazing! Great job! I'm going to have to get that app! :)

  4. Very nice! I never would have thought to add a pop of color that way.

  5. What a great mini-makeover. I love the colour! I continue to be amazed by the power of paint. Your bottles are a fun way to accentuate the colour you chose. Very fun :)

  6. Love the green! I'll have to give that app a try when I redo my kitchen! I would love for you to link this up to "I Made This" at Grits & Giggles!

  7. What a beautiful transformation. Well done!


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