National Painting Week
During Sherwin-Williams' National Painting Week, join us as we gather color inspiration, project ideas, helpful tips and more for your spring painting and home…
It's shaping up to be a colorful summer at YMCA Camp Chickami outside of Boston. 💙 For National Painting Week, Sherwin-Williams employees and local volunteers pitched in to paint the exterior of the camp building and the interior of the pool house. Love this paint color? Stop by your nearest store and pick up WoodScapes® Exterior Stain in Isle of Pines SW 6461. #SWPaintingWeek #sherwinwilliams #campchickami #boston #massachusetts #ymca #paintproject #colorinspiration
For National Painting Week, KariAnne from @thistlewoodfarm and her local Sherwin-Williams store partnered on a beautiful paint refresh of the Samaritan Inn in McKinney, TX. As the largest homeless assistance program in its county, this organization could not be more deserving of this bright and beautiful front lobby makeover. Love this wall color? Stop by your nearest store to pick up a gallon of Extra White SW 7006. #SWPaintingWeek #sherwinwilliams #thistlewoodfarms #paintinspiration
For National Painting Week, Mandi from @VintageRevivals helped give the kids at the Youth Futures shelter a beautifully refurbished intake center lobby. New wood panel detailing painted in Rosemary SW 6187 perfectly complements the modern furnishings. An adjacent wall painted in Extra White SW 7006 (custom mixed with 2 oz. of white pigment added) helps finish the look. #SWPaintingWeek #sherwinwilliams #vintagerevivals #youthfutures #utah
Pull up a (tiny) seat in this adorable, colorful, kids' art space! Creativity can’t help but thrive with these happy paint colors on the walls. We absolutely love this palette created by Mandi from @vintagerevivals as part of National Painting Week. Feel the same? Stop by your nearest Sherwin-Williams and pick up Determined Orange SW 6635, Oceanside SW 6496, Confident Yellow SW 6911, Charisma SW 6605 and High Reflective White SW 7757. #SWPaintingWeek #sherwinwilliams #vintagerevivals
Inspire your kid's imagination with paint! Perfect for a playhouse (or a real house), this National Painting Week palette has us plotting our next DIY project. Big thanks goes out to our friend Mandi from @vintagerevivals, who helped curate this collection. To bring these colors home, stop by Sherwin-Williams and pick up Lantern Light SW 6687, Down Pour SW 6516, Cavern Clay SW 7701, Secret Garden SW 6181 and Alabaster SW 7008. #SWPaintingWeek #sherwinwilliams #vintagerevivals
Who says that kids' bedroom paint colors have to be primary? Mandi from @vintagerevivals helped create this soft, muted, beautiful palette for us as part of National Painting Week. The freehand arched motif adds an additional level of childlike charm, perfect for kids of all ages. Love these colors? Stop by Sherwin-Williams and pick up Pure White SW 7005, Web Gray SW 7075, Softened Green SW 6177, Pink Shadow SW 0070 or Tidewater SW 6477. #SWPaintingWeek #sherwinwilliams #vintagerevivals
What better way to invest in your community than empowering future generations? KariAnne from @thistlewoodfarm spent National Painting Week giving The Imagine School a refresh that’ll fill the student body with pride. She picked this project because The Imagine School provides excellence and promotes diversity for the leaders of tomorrow. Click through to see more pictures of this inspirational makeover.
Here’s what JoJo Fletcher had to say about her custom Mod Minimalist palette: “If gray or earthy tones are more your speed, the Mod Minimalist palette will speak to you. Sherwin-Williams Cityscape SW 7067, the anchor color in this palette, is a wonderful gray that gives off enough lightness and darkness to work well with yellows, muddy browns and mossy greens. I like this color most on kitchen cabinetry, large open floor plans and vaulted entryways.” Click through to get more palette details.
For this year’s National Painting Week, @katea from Wit & Delight volunteered to make over a restaurant that provides organic food for a community that lacks healthy options. Breaking Bread is the only sit-down fresh food restaurant on this stretch of road, which is full of nearly 38 fast-food chains. Click through to see more pictures and details on how Appetite for Change and Breaking Bread are benefiting the Northern Minneapolis community.
Here’s what JoJo Fletcher had to say about her custom Bohemian Adventurer palette: “If you have a bolder, more adventurous no pun intended—try the Bohemian Adventurer palette. The colors in this are spicy, fun and vibrant, with pops of pinks, green and a watery blue called Oceanside SW 6496, which is the Sherwin-Williams 2018 Color of the Year. Oceanside is more bright than navy, but not as electric as royal blue—a perfect combination of the two blues.” Click through to get more palette details.
Here’s what JoJo Fletcher had to say about her custom Classic Act palette: “When I think about classic home design, I think light, airy rooms with high ceilings, fireplaces, straight lines and multiple seating areas. Sherwin-Williams Blushing SW 6617 is a great peach-pink color to accent vintage furniture and natural wood. It’s light enough to be ‘airy,’ but also has a strong enough tint to give the room life when used as an accent.” Click through to get more palette details.
Balancing work and family is never a piece of cake, but The Learning Center for Families does make it a little sweeter. Mandi from @vintagerevivals helped update their space with new décor and painted the walls in vibrant hues. Since The Learning Center takes some stress out of parents’ lives, Mandi wanted to treat them to a space that’s alive with color! Click through to see more project details.
Here’s what JoJo Fletcher had to say about her custom Southern Charm palette: “Navy is always ‘in,’ especially in the south, which makes the Southern Charm palette my personal favorite. Navy paint colors reminds me of the gorgeous homes I grew up around Dallas as most had a navy-colored room—usually a formal dining room or living room. My go-to color from Sherwin-Williams in this palette is fittingly called In The Navy SW 6178.” Click through to get more palette details.
When KariAnne from @thistlewoodfarm decided to get involved beautifying her local community, she headed down to the brand-new cancer center in her hometown of Paducah, KY. Using the room’s gorgeous, natural sunlight, she went to work beautifying the space. Adding crisp backdrops and cheery pops of color, she transformed it into a light, bright gallery for cancer survivors to showcase their art. Bravo.
“No matter where you are in the world, people are most likely to say their favorite color is blue. In general, blues are linked to trust, dependability and competence, so if you’re painting your house to get it ready to sell, blue is always a good choice. We also associate blues with rest, so a color like Freshwater SW 6774 works perfectly in a bedroom.” –Dr. Sally Augustin on the psychology of color
When Mandi from @vintagerevivals decided she wanted to give the gift of color to deserving foster care families, she got busy designing, building and painting! The end result? These three amazing A-frame, mid-century and cottage-style playhouses, each accessorized by @potterybarnkids.
Not only do @curbly artists Alicia and Bruno love where they live, they love bringing color to their hometown. With help from @PotteryBarn, the pair decided to give back to their St. Paul, MN community and transform their work studio into an art gallery for a local Kids Art Crawl. Students from a nearby school created the art for the show and all proceeds were donated back to the school itself. Just another wonderful example of how commitment—and color—can truly change lives.
The tales of a city are told in its color story. The City by the Bay is no exception—and now you can bring them home. With the help of ColorSnap® Visualizer, @britandco created “The Ultimate San Francisco Travel Guide for the Color Obsessed,” featuring palettes inspired by the city’s most famous spots: Telegraph Hill, Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge and more. Raucous Orange SW 6883, Dishy Coral SW 6598 and Sunflower SW 6678 are just a few of the hues that let you paint the town. Literally.
This dreamy bedroom makeover truly captures the spirit of community. When Jen from @cityfarmhouse1 decided to give the gift of color to someone who needed it most, she didn’t have to look far from home. Sydney, a 12-year-old local girl who’d recently beat cancer, needed a special place all to herself. So Jen volunteered to take on the bedroom transformation free of charge. Complete with accessories from @PBTeen, the result, like Sydney, is nothing short of miraculous.
You don’t realize how much color matters until you don’t have it. But for National Painting Week, May 19-29, and all year long, we’re bringing color to communities in need. Even better, you can help. Through May 18, visit donateyourcolor.com to #donateyourcolor digitally in one of these three ways. When you do, we’ll turn that color into actual paint for local community projects. Learn more and help bring thousands of gallons of paint to deserving homes, towns and organizations nationwide.
Color us grateful. Thank you to everyone, including John Gidding, who helped us make National Painting Week such a big, bold success. You brushed, you rolled, you volunteered, you conquered. And most of all, you inspired people to make our homes and communities much more colorful places.
Looking for the best way to paint a beveled door? It’s easy! Start with Area A, using an angled brush to paint all recessed areas. To prevent brush marks on the larger, smooth areas of your door (B-E), line the recessed areas with painter’s tape. Next, move on to Area B, painting each subsequent area in alphabetical order. Use a brush or roller, making sure with each stroke that the fresh paint you are overlapping is still wet. This will help to avoid paint streaks.