Redecorating with Nautica at Home Paint from Menards + $100 Giveaway

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to try gray interior walls, So when Menards approached me to sponsor a room makeover with Nautica at Home paint, I figured it was time to take a chance on my dream hue. Would the gray tone make the other colors in the room pop? Would it add an air of heightened sophistication to my space? Well…read on to find out. And make sure to enter the giveaway for $100 to Menards as well! That’s enough to tackle a nautical inspired room makeover of your own.

Picking the Right Color

For me this was the hardest part! These tips from my interior designer friends helped:

  1. Compare the color to your trim. The way a color works will be largely determined by the color of your baseboard, doors, windowsills and crown moldings.
  2. If you can, buy a sample size of the color to try first. It can really be different than you think it will be. I bought seven (yes, seven!) sample sizes.
  3. You can always, always repaint if you don’t like it!

In the beginning, I was super set on finding a perfect neutral gray, and I learned just how many types of gray there are! This is why it’s so important to test the shade in your space to see how it “plays” with the lighting and other existing colors. Here are some of my favorites.

Choosing the right grayI love all these colors from the Nautica at Home line! Shown above: Blush gray: Rich Almond. White gray: Seafoam White. Blue gray: Ballard Blue. Lavender gray: Ice Water.

Using Nautica at Home Paint from Menards

My well-worn color chip booklet (seriously, I looked through that thing a lot) has hundreds of gorgeous colors. After those seven sample colors, I realized that I didn’t want gray walls at all! What I really wanted was to bring life and light to some basement walls with a dreamy turquoise hue called Flipper Jade. I used a white-gray accent color called Arctic Tern to repaint a side table and I love the way it turned out.

I went to Menards to pick up the paint, and was thrilled that Nautica at Home is low VOC (low odor). That is an absolute must for interior painting jobs! There is virtually no paint smell while painting and none after it dries. The color went on nicely and evenly, and it really transformed the space.

BeforeNew After The open door gives a glimpse of how the Flipper Jade looks like against the existing bathroom color. The nautical inspired room makeover made a drab space leading to a bathroom and linen closet colorful and cozy.

The End Result: Nautical Inspired Room Makeover

105_1397 (2)Nautica Home paint is inspired by water and the sea. I love the names of the paint, which are all beach-inspired. As part of the makeover, a photo taken along the Oregon Coast became a canvas print to tie the space together. Now I can be reminded of the powerful wind, magical fog and expansive feeling that anything is possible.

The little side table got a full makeover including Flipper Jade accents, and I decided it deserved its own post, so stay tuned!

What color are your dream walls? Have you taken on any room makeover projects lately? I’d love to hear about them. Don’t forget to snag your entries to the giveaway, too.

Thank you Menards and Nautica Home paint for providing products to help me repaint and the gift card giveaway for my readers.

Giveaway: $100 to Menards for your own Nautical Inspired Room Makeover!

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7 Comments on Nautical Inspired Room Makeover

  1. Oooo, I also love the gray tones that have been used on our favorite home improvement show! We bought a sample of a blue-gray as well and did one wall-we love it! You’re right the after picture made it look more cozy!:)

  2. Abbie, this is fantastic! I love those colors! And I love interior design! Nice work!! Will you do a project on feng shui soon? I spend way too much time in menards!!!

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