Get Glad with Glidden

June 15, 2010


This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Glidden. All opinions are 100% mine.

I went to the candy store the other day. :mrgreen:


That’s MY kind of candy. :mrgreen: Isn’t it purdy?

My local store has Glidden paint. When you’ve owned an old house, GOOD paint is your best friend. Good paint covereth a multitude of previous owner’s renovation sins, yes indeedy. As many of you know, I have gutted my kitchen and dining room, removed the previous disasters, and am starting from scratch. I want my walls to look PERFECT. I’ve been very undecided about what colors to paint the walls. I think I am going with a deep red for the dining room (it was red previously, and it looked SO classy), and I’d like a red kitchen, too… but my daughters don’t want red. They think it will be too loud. *sigh* Well, the only idea I had was for red! So now what?!

Well, we’re “testing” the waters, so to speak. I ordered some “Tester Paint” samples from Glidden (free they were, when Glidden was promoting them), and I can’t wait til they come in:

paint trim

See how I managed to get red in there somehow. :grinny:

So far, we are thinking of going beige with the walls, and having accents in dark green and dark red. I think the color scheme will compliment the rest of the house. We’ll see, when I get my testers. I’ll try them out on the walls, so I can see how the paint looks with my home’s natural and artificial light. Paint colors really depend on lighting. A certain color may look one way under the fluorescent lights of the home improvement store, and a totally different way under the glow of your warm pendant light at home. Rather than getting quarts or gallons of paint to only sit in your basement (how would I know this, hmmmm), just pick up a few of the little Tester jars. They are very inexpensive- $3, last I looked. Glidden also has a very nice, interactive website where you can surf through color schemes, view trends and traditional schemes, toodle with the Glidden Room Painter to compare various schemes and styles, and more. See the Glidden website for more stuff.

I’ll definitely have more info on my new kitchen! Stay tuned!
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5 Responses to “Get Glad with Glidden”

  1. Karen & Gerard Zemek Says:

    Tester paints–great idea. I know the color always looks different on the wall than in the store. Nice you can check out color schemes on the website now too and get more ideas.

  2. Marg Says:

    Gosh, I learn something from you every day. Getting samples of paint is such a good idea. It always looks different on the wall then in the can. That means you are moving along a little bit if you are looking for paint.
    We like Glidden Paint.

  3. Renee Says:

    Sounds like a nice color scheme! The beige is a good choice for the walls. Lighter colors make the room seem brighter! I’m interested to see how you do the accents with the darker colors. The bottom half of our kitchen is a dark navy blue. We have a chair rail halfway up the wall, and the top half of the wall is white. I like the dark and light color combo!

  4. megscole64 Says:

    We painted our living room two different shades of brown. I like the lighter color best but they do go well together. 🙂

  5. Jen Says:

    There is nothing better to spruce up a house than a fresh coat of paint. I don’t even clean anymore, now I just paint the walls when I need the place to look good.