Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's a Small Wall After All

Good news. I actually bought some tester pots of paint for my dining room and have samples on the wall. Progress is being made! I decided this was the perfect time to try out a new product I originally heard about from my friend Tina. A friend and neighbor of hers, Julie Boney, created a product called "Small Wall" which is exactly what it sounds like.
They are 12x12" adhesive-backed panels (that come 2 per package) that are ready for paint. They won't curl up like poster board, and you don't have to have color blocks on your wall. Genius, I say.

So, I decided to try them out for my dining room project . . . 
I wrote the name of the paint on the back of each sample so I wouldn't forget which was which. 
Champion Cobalt is the one on the right. It was the color from my original inspiration photo from Lonny.

Here's a closer shot. I really think it might be the one. I love it. It's deep and regal and saturated. Just what I was hoping for.
The other options I tried. Upper left is Georgian Bay by Sherwin Williams. Lower left is Blueberry by Benjamin Moore and the lower right is Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue color-matched for me by my local Sherwin Williams (because we don't have a Farrow & Ball store/distributor in Nashville)
There are other paints I could try too, but I don't want to get overwhelmed right now. Any thoughts or favorites? 

A special thanks to Julie Boney of Small Wall for giving me some samples to try. They really are a convenient and easy way to test out different colors. You can find Small Wall at most Sherwin Williams stores and some Ace Hardware stores. Just check Small Wall's website for a list of retailers. Also, thank you to the kind people at the new Sherwin Williams store near my house (on Hwy. 100 in Nashville) . . . they were extremely helpful!

Sources: Small Wall


17 comments:

a perfect gray said...

just to throw a wrench up in here, I'm digging the deep indigo on the bottom right! sorry! have fun and go with the one YOU absolutely love...donna

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Bottom right hand square, mystery blue. Is it black is it blue......!! My pick.

nkp said...

I love Hague blue, it's one of my very favorites, but I think the Champion is absolutely perfect for your dining room. Wow is it beautiful. And thank you for the introduction to Small Wall, what a smart idea!

p.s.-Stop by my blog tomorrow, I have a fun giveaway to share!

arrione said...

I like champion cobalt... What color did u do your powder room?
It seemed a darker indigo?

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I am going to have to try the Small Wall product-- I have some areas on the walls of the new house painted with colors I am thinking about...but this would make it so much easier! I like the two colors on the right (top or bottom)...Have a wonderful Friday! Take care, Caroline

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Champion is the champion! It really makes me miss my old dining room!!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Smallwall. What a brilliant idea!
And I'm loving Champion Cobalt. Definitely my favorite of the bunch.

Matt said...

I like the blue one...

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Love that mirror. Any of those blues would make it pop! Can't wait to see it painted.

Anonymous said...

Your first choice (top right) BY FAR is the best one, hands-down, no contest!

About Last Weekend said...

Hi nice to meet you. Came through Kayce's blog. What a great project, love that blue colour, very happy-making and yet chic too!

SHERRY HART said...

Love the two on the rhs. The top one is a little more daring.......different.

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

Yes! Love Champion Cobolt! Can't wait to see the finished project :)...-Ann

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Yea!! It's going to look so good.

Jessie said...

I like Champion Cobalt! Looking forward to see the finished room!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Julie Boney said...

I'm so glad you liked the Small Walls, Kathy! Thanks for the kind words. And, for what it's worth, I love the Champion Cobalt. Let us know what you decide. Would love to see the finished room!

Oh, and if anyone has questions about Small Wall or want to give it a try, please let me know!

Donna Frasca ♋ said...

Love the Champion Cobalt - absolutely! And don't you just love Julie's Small Walls®? I provide them for my clients too. Beautiful!