The Photograph Gallery
I can’t start to inform you how excited I’m to share this submit with you. I really like discovering new little tips and packages that assist ease by way of the artistic course of, and Sherwin-Williams’ Chip It! is one among them.
Recently I’ve been trying to inject a bit colour into my residence, however wasn’t positive in what course I ought to go. I knew I needed to color this darkish, weighty bookcase to loosen up a colorless nook of my home – it’s a pleasant piece, however not serving to my state of affairs. From there, I wanted somewhat assist.
I began with what I’ve: plenty of chunky woven textures, and a really impartial palette. That instantly delivered to thoughts the work of New Associates – a collaboration between Alexandra Segreti of Bizarre Pals and Kelly Rakowski of Nothing Is New. Collectively they create graphic weavings which are true artistic endeavors.
I scrolled down their web site and got here throughout this piece:
Bingo – it completely captured the place I needed to go. The palette had the identical tans, grays and whites that exist already in my inside, however with a pop of shiny pink that might convey a bit of life into the room.
From there, it was a bit of cake: I uploaded the picture to Chip It!, which matched the colours within the photograph to Sherwin-Williams paints. Chip It! prompt 10 colours from the photograph, which I then dragged and dropped to create a 5-colour Chip Card. There’s even an choice to tag your Chip Card, when you’re a corporation nut like me.
You possibly can then print your Chip Card to deliver to your native Sherwin-Williams, however I simply accessed the Chip It! web site from my smartphone whereas I used to be on the retailer. The Sherwin-Williams employees was unbelievably useful and even assisted me in selecting the best paint finishes and provides: eggshell for the bottom coat, excessive-gloss to make the pink actually stand out, and semi-gloss for the remaining.
As soon as I used to be house, I began by portray all the bookcase in a base coat of Additional White (SW 7006). I then taped off and painted small sections with the remaining colours till I felt it was evocative of the New Pals work I used as inspiration.