Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Break The Color Rules #gliddentesters

I'm taking the Break The Color Rules Challenge which means that I will painting my bedroom in a shade that I wouldn't normally choose.  In the past, I have always chosen pale colors because they are soft and easy to paint over when you decide to change it up.  This time around, I am looking for something bold.

My husband, James, and I headed to Walmart to look at the Glidden Brilliance paint choices. 

We visit Walmart several times a month, so I knew exactly where I needed to go.  I haven't painted in few years, so I was excited about this shopping experience.  The toughest part was trying to pick out three different colors to test out on our bedroom wall.  The first few colors that I picked up were really pale and my husband said, "is that even a color?  It just looks white".  After searching through some more colors, I found that he was right.

My first thought was that I would go with a color that wasn't too light or too dark.  The more I thought about it though, the more I liked the bright and bold colors.  I envisioned my bedroom and what color I would like to wake up to every morning.  I also thought about what color I would normally shy away from.  I have never painted a room blue, so I ended up choosing these three colors:

I know, one of them is a shade of purple but it's close to blue.  I am happy with all three of these colors and couldn't wait to see what they look like on the wall.

The top of the Glidden tester bottles have a brush attached, which makes testing each color super easy.  Our wall started out looking like this:

My husband and I painted three squares on the wall above our bed to see what the paint would look like once it had time to dry.

As you can see, the paint dripped a little, but like I told my husband, it adds character.  Or at least that's what I'm telling people for now.

After seeing all three colors on the wall, I knew which one I wanted to go with.  Lucky for me, my husband had the same idea.  Which color did we choose?  You will find out next week!

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This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Glidden Testers/Paint #collectivebias. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. aqua is always my first choice...it is so calming in the bedroom!!! but purple is my fave color!!! can't wait to see...

  2. Love the purple! Nice and colorful!

  3. Great selections, I like the middle blue best. Can't wait to see what you pick.

  4. All of those colors are beautiful! I love the middle one the best though! Can't wait to see what you chose! :)

  5. Love all the colors. Looking forward to see what you picked.

  6. I love them all, but especially the middle one!