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#thesmithspinkhouse COLORS, COLORS, AND COLORS

We did it! We closed on our PINK HOUSE on Friday. The hashtag #thesmithspinkhouse will be used forever, even after our home is painted Newburg Green, because I think it sounds so dang cute! I snapped this selfie, bright and early in the morning, as we were sitting in the parking lot of the title company. 

We are not feeling like it's home-sweet-home quite yet. We are living in the basement --- the cold, dark, unfinished basement. The whole entire house, every inch will be painted, so having all of our stuff stored away only made sense. Our bed is perfectly nestled between two concrete walls, one of which has a heart spray painted on it from the previous home owners! Ryan spent the whole weekend prepping for the painters that arrived today. He removed every single interior door, all the kitchen cabinet doors and hardware, all the plate covers, and the powder room mirror. I spent most of the weekend finalizing the paint colors. I think I need these cookies by Holly Fox. Aren't they freakin' adorable? I was swimming in paint color ideas all day Saturday! 

Here is the paint color palette as of today. I doubt it'll change since the painter told me to pick up all the paint tomorrow! 

Forget-Me-Not Blue by Benjamin Moore has been my favorite blue for many years. I've had several clients do this color, and my niece and best friend have painted their bedrooms this color. It was the color of my old bedroom and I miss it! 

This is my old bedroom. 

I love this soft and soothing bedroom. 

Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore is another one of my favorites. I've never used it in my home, but past clients have done it and it always looks beautiful. This will be the main color of our home and I can't wait to see it bring #thesmithspinkhouse to life!

The dining room and upper level bedrooms will be Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White. When I moved into Ryan's bachelor pad, one of our first projects was painting the whole entire house white! We used Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore in all the rooms. I loved the fresh feeling of all the white and it was a great back drop for all of my artwork, but I feel like it's time to bring color back into our home. We'll still have plenty of white! And to be quite honest, it seems like EVERYONE is doing all white now. For me that means it's time to switch it up. 

The super fun part of our home's color palette has to do with the powder room and upper level bedroom closet doors.

Ryan and I went back and forth and back and forth on the pink for the powder room. We were debating between Little Piggy or Sugarcane by Benjamin Moore. I even did a Facebook post asking for help and Sugarcane won by like 80%. Well we thought we'd go with Sugarcane until I saw this dining room by The Band Wife. This shade of pink is the most beautiful shade of pink I've ever seen and I can't wait to have a small pinch of it in our home. It's Valspar's Baby Blush. 

Then while I was on @gummergal instagram page I discovered this creative closet door idea by A Beautiful Mess. As you can see my inspiration for the last portion of our paint colors was found via social media and blogs! We were already planning for white walls up there, so this will be the perfect pop of fun color for the rooms. If we have a baby girl someday she'll be all set with pretty pink closet doors, and if we have a son then we'll have to do a little bit painting! So one set will be Baby Blush and the other set will be Beach Blanket, both by Valspar!

After paint we are doing the hardwood floors and carpet. The stairs are going to be the SHOW STOPPER, and hopefully we'll be the only couple in our little suburban town with stairs like these. 


Today the painters did a whole lot of prep work. I suspect they'll start priming tomorrow and by mid-week the Super White enamel should be going all over the dark trim! Follow along with #thesmithspinkhouse progress on Instagram @wendycorreen


p.s. remember...
Women who wear black live colorful lives. -Neiman Marcus
Wendy Correen Smith
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