I'm so excited to share my new laundry room! If you missed the first two posts on this project, here's how it went down. As part of the BlogHer/Sherwin-Williams Perfect Palette Campaign, I was asked to make over a room in my home using an image that inspired me and the new Sherwin-Williams Chip It! tool. I installed the Chip It! button in my toolbar, found an image that inspired me (my dream outfit found on Pinterest) clicked on the outfit and was provided with a custom color palette.
Applying the colors shown on my chip card (Extra White, Tricorn Black, Interface Tan, Grounded and Storm Cloud) to the decor elements, I was able to bring my dream outfit to life in my laundry room.
Here is what the room looked like when I started.
Here's how it came together.
I printed out my custom Chip It! color palette and took it shopping. Every element I chose for the space represents a color in the palette.
I began with the color recommendation Extra White.
I chose this highly functional wall shelf/drying rack.
Not only is it really pretty, it solves the issue of clothes hanging over the staircase to dry.
I added a small white chair to the corner under the window. It'll come in handy while folding & ironing.
Clear glass jars provide a pretty and convenient way of storing laundry soap and dryer sheets (also white).
The driftwood in with the dryer sheets is a reminder of the special day I spent collecting it with my Dad. I spend a lot of time in this room, so I wanted to incorporate a few items with meaning.
The new built-in shelves and brackets (made by my husband) were painted in white semi- gloss. They provide a ton of storage space as well as architectural interest.
The next color, "Tricorn Black," can be found in the hardware on the drying rack. The hooks are brass with black highlights from a rubbed antiqued finish.
Black is also represented in the cracks of these weathered vintage oars. The outfit had a slightly nautical feel so I tried to translate that to the room design.
The oars also reflect the color Interface Tan.
The largest source of tan in the space is the linoleum tile. I've always hated the floors in this room, but with the new color palette they actually look nice.
Tan and navy blue sea-life silhouettes dress up the shelves and add a pop of graphic interest.
Tan is also found in the fabric I used for the roman shade and the curtain concealing the laundry tub.
When I found this fabric, it was a Hallelujah decorating moment. It included every color in my ChipIt! palette.
The next color in the palette, Grounded, is very similar to the pre-existing color of the hallway just outside the laundry room.
It assured me that the two spaces would flow nicely. The brown hallway provides a beautiful frame around the new laundry room.
Rich brown was applied to the space with natural textured baskets.
Lots of baskets.
A utility room can never have too many.
Brown and white zebra fabric captures both Extra White and Grounded and
adds a touch of whimsy.
I found a large brown canvas print to hang over the mountain of laundry that is sure to accumulate in this corner.
The last recommendation, Storm Cloud, was used for the wall color. It's a little on the dark side, but all the white accents in the room keep the overall feel of the space light and bright.
I was a little nervous that it would be too dark. I decided to trust the Sherwin-Williams Chip It! recommendation and I'm sure glad I did. I'm totally in love.
Storm Cloud is a rich blueish gray, the name accurately describes the color.
The final addition to the space was a navy blue and white chevron rug.This rug against my tan floor reminds me of the navy blazer and crisp white shirt layered with the tan scarf.
So, I have a confession to make. When I was approached to participate in the campaign I was a little nervous. As a professional decorator, I was slightly uneasy about surrendering control of a room design to the ChipIt! tool. In the end, I'm beyond thrilled with the results. I'm totally addicted to the Sherwin-Williams ChipIt! tool and will continue to use it in my own home as well as for client projects.
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