I’ve been wanting to paint my upstairs studio for a while now, but have been putting it off.
I blame the procrastination on not being able to find the right shade of pastel for my walls, that is, until now.
I was so happy to discover that Valspar does a colour matching service at B&Q stores.
Last Bank holiday Monday, I decided to bite the bullet and try out the service.
I looked around at home to see if I could find the colours that I wanted for my walls. I knew I wanted a light shade of pink and mint. After some searching, I found 2 objects at home with the perfect shades.
Do you find that paint colours never seem to look the same on the walls as the paint sample cards from the shops?
I wanted to see if Valspar colour match would give me the exact colour as my chosen object. I’m pleased to report that it didn’t disappoint. Take a look at my work studio now.
The whole paint matching service was so fast and easy, it literally took minutes.
They scan your colour in store and then a computer analyses the pigments needed for the custom colour. I’ve always wanted to make a feature of my gallery wall above my desk, so I’ve decided to paint a pink rectangular block to highlight my prints.
I also wanted a pin board effect , so instead of using art frames, I have used removable Command brand spring clips to hold my prints up. My new desk was specially made by Hello Retro Design to go in my newly painted room. The desk is birch plywood with a coloured laminate on the top and bottom. I chose turquoise hairpin legs as a contrast to my pink wall.
Not very original I know, but they were what I thought of when I saw the colours freshly painted on the walls. Here’s a closer view of the colours. Behind my desk, is my newly painted candy stripe wall, inspired by Christmas candy canes.
The table in front of my sofa was a white Ikea bench, which I have painted in my Valspar Fresh mint. To draw out the pink from the wall, I’ve placed my new House of Merino throw on the sofa. Isn’t that throw just the cutest? It’s super soft and hypoallergenic too. So there you have it, my newly painted Valspar work studio, with the help of a few new pieces of furniture and decor.
How do you like it? I would love to hear what you think.
My Valspar colour match colours will be available to purchase in B&Q soon, just say Marshmallow Pink and Fresh Mint.
Wishing you a wonderful week x
( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with Valspar UK).