Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pantry Door, Meet Palladian Blue…Your Perfect Hue

Well, he’s coming around. The Mr. that is. I’m wearing on him. He’s giving in. He is losing battles left and right, and in fact he even sang the “I give” battle cry recently. In fact, with a few things off limit, he pretty much reluctantly said I can do what I want with the inside of the house.


So, of course immediately following our conversation, I was planning my next project!

From the moment we moved into this house, I was dying to paint the pantry door. Of course he was adamantly against it from the start. He’ just so into “plain”.

Can we say borrrring?

But new rules now, and off to Pinterest for color ideas I went!

Since I just did the lamps in our room and they’re very “in your face” I wanted to do this a little more subtle yet still make it stand out.


I think I succeeded! I absolutely love it!

The color is Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue matched to Valspar Semi-Gloss (Primer + Paint in one). I was fretting a little about how to get the color I wanted to Lowes since I didn’t have a swatch. However I called ahead and they were able to pull up the color in their computer after I gave them the paint code.

I first saw this color in Katie Bower’s office. It really is a beautiful color and definitely changes with the light. It’s pretty muted most of the day until the light hits it and it’s a lot more blue.

I bought a quart of paint but only used maybe 1/3 of it. I did two coats with a foam roller and used a small 2” angled paint brush to do the nooks and crannies. I didn’t remove the door, just the handle and gave it a good wipe down with liquid deglosser before painting. No sanding, no separate priming, just paint! 

It was a pretty quick and painless process. And the outcome is perfect.

I am debating putting a vinyl word on the door, but I may live with it naked for a little while to make sure first.

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It really is more blue in real life.

I miss my little setup under the mirror, but that has moved to a new spot because…

living room 7-11-13

…we have a new furniture addition in the living room. But I’m not showing you yet! So pretend you don’t see those lamps hanging out behind the couch. I’ll write about the new sofa table very soon!


  1. Have I told you that I absolutely LOVE your house and your style!! You make me want to DIY and craft like crazy but here I am stuck in Guam with nothing supplies wise :( I hope you don't mind me stealing some of your ideas when we get home :)

  2. Hi Othniel, the paint color is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. The perfect "greige"!



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