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Home Design with Kevin Sharkey

Cool and Calm Paint Palette

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Spring officially started March 20 and it's time to freshen up your walls with a new palette. This season I am drawn to the sophisticated, pure, and slightly warmed Picket Fence white (MSL057), the color Ash Bark (MSL211), and the deep, nearly black Silhouette (MSL280).



Pops of more playful colors add contrast to these chic neutral palette. I like a cheery blue like Bluebird (MSL158) and a more traditional green, Salvia (MSL130), like in this Wedgewood-influenced room with blue tins and a green umbrella holder.

All of these colors and more, are available at The Home Depot in the Martha Stewart Living paint collection. I would love to hear if you use colors from the The Martha Stewart paint collection in your Spring projects!

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Comments (4)

  • Good to have you back, Kevin.

  • Beautiful beautiful paint palette, Love!
    I wish we can find Martha's paint product available outside USA.
    I used in one of our apts, steel blue color in the salon area. It's very similar to Salvia (MSL130) Love it

  • Hi Kevin,
    We recently repainted our family room... we used Sandpiper (MSL257) and Mourning Dove (MSL210). All the trim was done in Picket Fence. We also purchased light weight white curtains (MarthaWindow at JCP) for the room. The result is a very light, airy, ready for warm weather look to the room. I love the colors.

  • I have a sitting room on the second floor of my home which faces the southwest. While fortunate to have three large windows, the sun is much too bright in that room in the afternoon; in the summer the room was so bright it was unusable, and I don't like shades or heavy curtains. Last summer I painted the walls with MSL 151, "salt water" and the room feels so much cooler. With white sheer curtains the room now feels wonderful all year round.

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