I had a chance to chat with Gretchen Schauffler ( creator @ Devine Paint) at the Room & Board event last month- She is very excited about the roll out of her paint @ Target-
In fact, Huffington Post just wrote that 2 of the Devine products are the best things to buy at Target for the home.
Devine paint has been around the NW for many years now, you may have remembered it as the first real boutique line of paint – “boutique” defined as fewer options, rich deep colors, nuanced undertones, dynamic, depth- Color that you won’t tire of and all of the colors go well with all natural surfaces ( hardwoods, stone slabs, etc)
A lot of what I know about color in homes is because of Devine Paint and Gretchen Schauffler- she really has been a front runner in the paint industry and a role model for female entrepreneurs.
Check out these links for more info.
Huffington Post article
Devine’s Website- Free shipping!
Devine @ Target
Devine Paint on Pinterest
1. Paint trim same as wall if you live in a traditional house but want to have a modern look:- this brings attention to the form of the architectural details-
2. Have less contrast between wall and trim for a more peaceful feeling.
3.Paint window walls ( with special view you would like to show off) in a darker tone- this will bring attention to the view
4.Start with buying art/ or identifying an item you love in the house- then proceed to create a backdrop for it- the art piece is the star of the show, not the walls.- As Don has done here :)
5. If you are going to do white walls/white trim in your home , take a leap on getting strong pieces of furnitures and mixing textures.
6. Be brave! Choose the actual color you like on the paint strip. If you go up the wheel to the lightest version you will not be satisfied with the result- If you are not feeling brave enough to paint this rich color- go ahead and paint the walls a neutral or warm white and buy your furniture in the color you love-
7. Paint your ceiling! It’s an accent wall!- come down one wall with it also!- you will always enjoy seeing this transition- particularly in bedrooms- the “one wall” accent color falls flat because you are not surrounded by the color-
8. Paint either side of a small hallway different colors- it becomes expansive- less of a ‘tunnel’ feeling.