Color My Powder Room — Part 2

Our Glidden® paint and room project is finished! Well, almost. I still have some pictures and artwork to hang, maybe add a fun accent rug, and there’s one more piece of wainscoting we’re trying to hunt down, but the biggest part of the improvements are done. Check out the wainscoting. When I showed my husband, Randy, the sample pictures I shared in the previous post, I told him to ignore the wainscoting/trim treatments, and to just pay attention to the color and overall feel of the rooms. He surprised me, and said he really liked the detail and would like to tackle the project. He has one little addition to add to the top of the wainscoting, but overall he’s finished. He’s pretty handy. Cool.

Color My Powder Room

Before I began, I spent a little time with tools from Glidden paint. First I chose some colors using the My Image Inspiration tool, then saved them to the Project Folder.

Color My Powder Room

Next, using the Color My Room tool, I uploaded a picture of the powder room, then outlined the section I wanted to “virtually paint,” and tried a few of the colors from my project folder.

Color My Powder Room Color My Powder Room

I finally settled on “Wood Smoke” for the area above the wainscoting, with a crisp “White on White” to match the trim in our home for the wainscoting. The tools were a great starting place for me to narrow down all the colors and ideas swirling in my mind.

Next, I headed to the store buy paint and supplies. The closest Glidden supplier to us is Home Depot, which made it a really easy one stop, as my husband had to pick up a few other things he needed to finish out the wainscoting, while I picked out the paint. I fully expected to get to the store and change my mind on the main color, “Wood Smoke,” once I saw the swatch in person, but I was happy with the original choice and bought a gallon of Glidden DUO™ Paint + Primer Eggshell for the wall color above the wainscoting, and a gallon of “White on White” of the Glidden DUO™ Paint + Primer Semi-Gloss for the wainscoting. The helpful Home Depot paint professional had it matched and mixed in no time.


The paint went on marvelously with one coat, plus a few touch ups here and there. We’re totally pleased with the results. As I said, I have a little shopping to do for finishing touches, but happy with our new powder room.

Be sure to check out the color tools from Glidden® paint before you begin your next painting project. It’s easy and fun, plus it cuts down on time and frustration when trying to choose your perfect color.

Happy painting, y’all!



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  1. 1

    Ashley P says

    I’ve been dying to redo my master bathroom and bring it up to date!!! Wish I could find the time. LOVE what you’ve done with your powder room :-)

  2. 2

    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says

    Love your new bathroom color, Amy! I’d love to paint our master bedroom – it’s always the last room to get finished. :)

  3. 5

    rachel says

    I’d do our nursery. It should be fun, picking out a gender neutral color! Grey maybe?

  4. 6

    Kelly D says

    I would like to paint our computer room next, but I have not decided on the color yet.

  5. 8

    Susan H. says

    I want to paint my bedroom next. Many rooms need painting though. Thanks for chance to win.

  6. 10

    Mami2jcn says

    We have been putting off painting our bonus room because my husband and I disagree about the colors. He wants a light color and I want something darker.

  7. 16

    Lisa Brown says

    I would like to paint my bathroom, brighten it up :)
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  8. 18

    Karla says

    I would like to paint my living room and dining room – it’s really time for an update.
    Your bathroom looks great – love the wainscoting!

  9. 22

    Stephanie Foster says

    Within the last year, we have repainted nearly every room in the house…except the master bedroom because we could not decide (or agree) on a color that we would both want to live with every single day. I change my bedspread often, so I am afraid of picking a wall color that would limit my options for bedspreads. Basically, I am too indecisive and I don’t know if I will ever settle on a color…so either my walls will remain white, or I will begin changing the wall color as often as I change my bedspread.

  10. 23

    Madeline says

    I’d love to paint my daughter’s room next but it will be quite a chore because she has this bed with drawers that we’d probably have to take apart to move it!

  11. 25

    tammigirl says

    The next room I will paint is my laundry room. I already have a lovely lavender color for it. After that, it’s on to the entry way. Maybe a gray? grayish blue? bluish gray?

  12. 26

    tammigirl says

    Our every room is still the lovely shade of ivory builder bestowed upon us. And really, I dig the shade. But I see bloggers with gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms, mudrooms and entry ways, and I want to have it, too.

    As soon as I can figure out which color/s I want, I would like to tackle the master bedroom & bathroom.

  13. 29

    Elizabeth says

    I have wanted to paint my bedroom a deep plum color since we moved two years ago! I love deep colors and think it would really spruce it up and set off my white quilt.

  14. 31

    Susan Smith says

    I want to paint my family room. It’s white, the color it was when we moved into the house and I’d like to add some color to the walls.

  15. 33

    D SCHMIDT says

    I would love to paint my downstairs bathroom, the previous owners painted it yellow. I am just struggling to decide what color because my Husband and I have very different ideas, I prefer pastels and he likes black!

  16. 48

    Leslie says

    I’ve been anxious to repaint our kitchen. In fact the colors in your powder room are just the thing to set off my vintage dishes.

  17. 49

    Betty C says

    Every room needs a change but I’d like to do something to really spruce up my bedroom.

  18. 55

    Ellie W says

    I would like to paint my bedroom. It’s all white and has not been repainted since we first moved in 21 years ago. A touch of color would really bring it to life.

  19. 61

    Tabathia B says

    I would love to repaint my living room and make it more bright

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  20. 65

    Carmen says

    We just finished painting my daughter’s room. Our dining room is currently next on my radar. It’s a bright blue and I want a more subtle color.

  21. 68

    Donna Marchlewski says

    I am about to move into a new home so EVERY wall will need a nice fresh color!

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