disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams®.
Besides my birthday and National Ice Cream Day, today is one of my favorite days of the year.
It’s the day I’ve been waiting for all these months.
Today is FINALLY HERE.
Today is amazing.
Today is full of ideas and inspiration and room ideas.
Today is the day to announce the Sherwin-Williams 2022 Color of the Year.
Just between us? I never miss a Color of the Year announcement or chance to makeover a room.
Like this one.
But this year?
This year is extra special.
I can’t WAIT FOR YOU TO SEE THE BEFORE AND AFTER.
This year after the twins left for college and took everything off their walls and their clothes and their accessories and their lamps and their pillows and most of their room with them to college…
….the room just wasn’t the same.
It looked like this.
A little sad.
A little forlorn.
A little empty.
I walked into the empty room and it echoed.
It’s like all the personality and joy and sunshine in the space packed their bags and left.
That night, I sat in the middle of this almost empty space and cried.
And cried a little more.
And a little more.
Until I was so tired I went to bed.
The next day I woke up and decided to do something about it.
The room needed a makeover.
Not just a little makeover….
…a new space.
A new design plan.
A new rug.
A new set of bedding.
And most importantly?
A new color.
But not just any color.
A color that brought a little of the outside in and created a welcoming and serene room that left all of the empty and sad and forlornness in the DUST. A room so full of sunshine and life that it would be a sanctuary for the twins when they came home from college.
This amazing color?
It’s the Sherwin-Williams 2022 Color of the Year.
Are you ready for a little before and after?
I KNOW, RIGHT?
Does it even look like the same room?
Please do me a favor and scroll up and look at the befores and afters again.
Can you even believe it?
I started the entire design with Evergreen Fog.
It’s a nourishing and sophisticated gray-green. It’s so pretty and it reminded me of an outdoor meadow and flowers and sunshine, so those are the elements that I brought into the room.
We kept most of the furniture, but it looks completely different in the space now with the new paint color and the new rug.
We did a mini-makeover on this closet area. The closet doors and that area of the wall are painted Shoji White SW 7042.
Then we stenciled the entire area with this amazing woodland creature stencil and stenciled the entire base in Sandbar SW 7547.
Then I found matching bedding in the same colors and layered in sheets with vines and tufted bedding and striped shams and added accessories in wood and natural fibers like this painted cork board and the wooden ampersand.
I found floral artwork and added gold butterflies to the wall over the mirror.
I found the cutest striped sheets and made them into curtains.
On the other wall, I added a white bookcase and filled it with some fun accessories including a wooden W.
And another message board for her to add all her new college memories, too.
The light fixture is a giant ball of flowers and it shines down on this pink and white rug full of flowers, too.
To think this room all started with a little inspiration and the Sherwin-Williams 2022 Color of the Year: Evergreen Fog SW 9130.
If you are feeling inspired to use this color in space in your home as well, Sherwin-Williams now has peel-and-stick wall samples for just $3.95 on their website for you to give Evergreen Fog a try in your space—and they ship free!
It’s a happy room now.
And the twins?
They are flying higher than I ever imagined. They are spreading their wings and taking on new chapters and new adventures every day.
I am so proud of them.
One day soon they’ll be bursting through the door full of stories and laughter and joy and sunshine.
And the room and I?
We’ll be ready.
disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Sherwin-Williams.
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