Are you familiar with the Martha Stewart Living line?
I was blown away when I saw she had an entire ISLE at Michael’s.
(I mentioned it first HERE.)
Well, as I mentioned yesterday, I have chosen the Martha Stewart Living paint color Bedford Gray for my family room.
There’s a reason I finally decided on this particular color in this particular brand. It wasn’t solely because it looked the best with Restoration Hardware’s Slate paint color.
Martha makes it easy.
First off, she has *only* 280 colors to choose from. This may sound like a lot, but when you are comparing to other paint brands, this is actually not that big of a selection.
Some may think *only* 280 colors is too limiting, but for me, this is perfect. I get overwhelmed with too many choices, especially colors that are all almost the same shade. If I have too many choices I’ll freeze and can’t make any additional choices. I’m this way about clothes shopping and ordering food off a menu.
In fact, the only color I’ve painted the last two previous houses I’ve owned is Kilim Beige by Sherwin Williams. I spent months narrowing down my choices to this one color, and had such a tough time making up my mind that once I finally selected Kilim Beige, I just used it for every.single.room. in both homes.
(Kilim Beige is a BEAUTIFUL color. It also looks great with it’s darker counter-part, Latte. I was just ready to try gray instead of beige.)
So anyway, back to Martha…
I went there last week to pick up the paint samples for my family room and it was literally love at first sight. Not only does she give you the perfect amount of colors to choose from, she then takes it a step further and organizes them into 6 groups.
Each group is organized by a different shape, or a Color Key Symbol. “Throughout the palette, these six symbols identify groups of colors that work well together; and because our paint colors will carry through our entire product line, you’ll find the same symbols on < everything > to help you coordinate your home decor with your walls.”
Did you catch that last part? Her paint colors are organized by symbol and each symbol’s colors work well together or coordinate with each other.
I’m sold. You had me at “let me coordinate that for you so you don’t have to stress out about it anymore.”
Bedford Gray is in the astrict (*) group, so I just gathered up every big chip card with an astrict on it. I know that every single card with a * on it looks good with all the other * cards. Now I can sleep peacefully at night knowing my colors don’t clash.
Martha also takes it a step further. Check out the back top and bottom of each of the color chip cards:
The back of each color chip suggests a ceiling and a trim color that coordinates with your wall color.
I can’t make this stuff up, yo!
Between the pre-selected perfect 280 colors, the Color Key Symbols, and the coordinating ceiling and trim colors, I’m sold.
And to top it off, I’ve started painting already (pics to come soon!) and LOVE this paint. My family room only needed ONE COAT of paint. The Martha Stewart Living paint is thick, creamy, goes on smoothly, and is almost odorless. Move over Sherwin Williams. There’s a new paint in town! 😉
Have you tried Martha Stewart Living products – paint, glitter, craft supplies, drapes, etc? Do you love them as much as I do?
Martha should totally hire me to be their spokesperson. Her product line is officially my new favorite. Except for Smiling. “Smilings my favorite!” (Make work your favorite.) (Name that movie!!) Oh, and her teal logo is cute too boot.
* I am not affiliated with Martha Stewart Living (though I wish I were!). I am simply sharing MSL with you guys because I love it. IF someone from MSL is reading this and wants to have me be an affiliate, sign me up! 🙂