Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How to pick out the perfect paint color

Hello all! I'm getting back into the groove after some time out of town with what else…a little DIY project. School is starting soon and I'm starting to feel the excitement of getting on a schedule again and preparing for fall. This is a fun time of the year for me because I'm usually fairly lazy over the summer (although I've been more productive than usual this year) and I get amped up to get things done. 

For this project I joined up with Sherwin-Williams again to share more tips on picking out the perfect paint color. I KNOW this is something so many of you struggle with. I've been there. Remember my orange office? :) You will save yourself so much time and effort if you are sure of your paint color before you begin. 

I'm working on a smaller project this time (more info in a minute) but I wanted to share how I picked out the perfect paint color. I've heard about the new ColorSnap system in the store (if you ever watch HGTV they've been sharing this) but when I walked in it was even better than I imagined:
Picking out paint colors with the ColorSnap system at Sherwin Williams

THIS, my friends, is brilliant. I love it! I geek out about this kind of stuff, really. 

It's so easy to find the color you're looking for because you start with a broader tone. Love. Neutrals are big and I think always will be, so one end is more of those. I gravitated towards these two because the are the gray/beige tones that I love: 
Tips for picking out the best paint color

When you turn one of the squares around (bring your kids -- they'll be entertained for hours) you get an array of colors in that tone: 
Pretty neutral paint colors

Before paint chips were always arranged by color, which works of course, but they had about six colors per paint chip. You had to pull out each one to see everything. This is so. much. easier. 

I found my beloved Analytical Gray (most of our house is painted this color) very quickly: 
Analytical Gray by Sherwin Williams

They are still arranged by tones, which is helpful as well. 

As much as I love neutrals I was looking for something different this time. I'm painting our patio doors and really want to create some contrast and pull in some of the gray blues I've incorporated into the decor outside
Outdoor dining room

It took mere seconds for me to find the square I needed:
Whirlpool by Sherwin Williams

Isn't it pretty? I told you a couple years ago how I've completely changed my views on using blue in our home. I used to dislike blue but now I use it everywhere -- it's my favorite color. 

When I turned the big square around I was excited to see my blue/gray options:
How to pick out the right paint color

I found a bunch I liked immediately and just kept pulling: 
dark blue gray paint colors

You see the direction I'm going with this? Kind of a moody blue. It will make a statement on the back of our very neutral house. 

These are the colors I ended up with and I also grabbed a chip of our shutter and trim color to compare them in the store:
blue gray paint colors
This is the thing though -- do what I did. Grab as many colors as you like. You won't regret it -- I ended up going with a slightly different tone than I originally wanted. 

Here is a before photo for you…the flowers are barely hanging on right now: 
french patio doors

I painted that trim black last year and liked the dark contrast. We had our house trim painted this summer (for the first time in 12 years, yikes!) and they went ahead and repainted with the dark brown we use on our shutters instead. 

This area gets full sun so I made sure to check out the paint chip in the area where it will be painted. This is important folks! I know it's easier to grab a chip and decide in the store but I cannot express to you enough how important it is to take it home or get a sample before you buy. 

Check out the sample in the space you'll be using it. The same color will look different in different areas of your home. Darker rooms will look different than those with natural light. Paint in a room with fluorescent lights will look different than one with LED bulbs…there are a lot of variables. 

So when I got the chips home and started checking them all, I went with a color with a lot more aqua in it than I originally planned:  
tips for picking out the the perfect paint color

Refuge for the win! I really, really love it. It's a beautiful blue, right? And it pulls in the color of our outdoor rug nicely. 

The helpful folks at my Sherwin-Williams store helped me pick out the perfect paint for this project. I'm excited to try it out! It's called SnapDry and it's made to dry quicker so it's great for doors. I'll show you the makeover later this week!

Now I have some fun news -- if you need paint for an upcoming project this weekend is the Sherwin-Williams Love for Color sale. It will run this Friday through next Monday and all paints and stains will be 35 percent off. Here's a big time tip for you…listen close. :) If you go into the store and buy untinted paint during the sale you can take it back later and have it tinted when you need it. So if you know you'll need paint for an upcoming project but don't know the color just yet, this is an AWESOME perk. Be sure to check with your local store before you buy!

To kick off the sale, the lovely folks at Sherwin-Williams are offering a $200 gift card to a lucky reader to spend as you wish. This giveaway is now closed.

I'll be back with my finished door makeover later this week! 


This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams but all opinions and experiences are mine. I only work with companies and products I know and trust. 

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332 comments:

  1. My store is Sherwin-Williams Paint Store: Macungie #5489 Pick me!!

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  2. Love Sherwin Williams paint & products - Noblesville South #1392

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  3. Our favorite store is at 77th & Wadsworth in Arvada, CO. Love these new ways to find a color. Can't tell you how much paint I've bought and hated then never used.

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  4. My store is Hickory #2379! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  5. Mason #1131 is my favorite store. Heading over there this week to pick up paint for my mud room/laundry room!

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  6. My store is Manhattan #7187 in Manhattan, KS.

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  7. I just bought a house, so this gift card would be amazing! My store is Bellingham - Downtown #8605

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  8. Love that color! We used a similar shade before in our bathroom. Totally random, but somewhat related to your outdoor area, how does your deck hold up with the outdoor rug? We have a cement slab that is not so pretty to look at and instead of spending tons to re-do or cover it, I was thinking of one of those. I though maybe they get all moldy, but wasn't sure. Thoughts? Thanks!

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  9. I hope my comment doesn't get lost amongst the sea of comments but I had a question - I LOVE that your door trim is black and I was hoping to paint mine black too. Are your window trims also black or are they white such that just the door trim is black? Does that contrast bother you?

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  10. My store is 2590 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri - This would really help me get motivated!!!! I have a ton of painting projects ahead and it has been a rough year so far. This is a great give-away!

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  11. Owosso #1329
    I'm excited to see your reveal, Refuge is the color I picked to repaint our front door after we put up new siding!

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  12. Grand Blanc MI #1439 I was in there just last week.

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  13. #8204 San Bernardino - #sanbernardinostrong - we've been planning a big project and this will really help keep costs low!

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  14. #2942 East Brainerd Road Chattanooga - planning to paint my sons room soon!

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  15. My store is Baltimore-Pikesville #3361. Love Sherwin Williams!

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  16. Store #1727 in Moscow, Idaho!

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  17. My store is Sherwin Williams #2632, Statesboro, GA! Great store and great staff!!

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  18. My store is Lakewood - Bear Creek #7170! Would be fantastic to win this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  19. Store #5888 in Hanover, PA. Love the people at my local Sherwin Williams. They have helped me time and again - and I LOVE working with their paint!

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  20. My store is Dayton-Kettering#1932

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  21. Sherwin Williams on Regency Rd. in Lexington, KY #1016. The employees there are FANTASTIC! They're always helpful (not pushy though) and actually seem like they're happy to be there which is rare anymore. I love the Pro Classic enamel when I paint furniture. No brush strokes EVER!! Love your blog and wish I could come take lessons from you so I could redo my own kitchen!!!

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  22. Hello Sarah! I love Sherwin Williams paint and have been using it for quite some time. I have tried many brands, but Sherwin Williams brushes/rolls on nicely and is overall the BEST! Just getting ready to repaint the living room/dining room area, so winning this gift card would be a big help! Our store is in beautiful Lancaster County, PA #5126. Take care!

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  23. Fishers-Geist #1436!

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  24. Jenison #1288 is my store! Pretty sure they known me by name now because I spend so much time picking out paint swatches!

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  25. Mine is Sherwin-Williams Paint Store: Coos Bay #8272

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  26. My store is in Vallejo, CA #8066. Love Sherwin Williams.

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  27. Store #5397 in Middletown, NY! I need to paint our front, back, and side doors...

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  28. We'd visit store #1690 in Round Rock. I have a couple of projects waiting for paint!

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  29. Many store is West Bend, WI- #3132 - I LOVE Sherwin Williams paint and color selection!
    We are currently painting our whole upstairs, so a gift card would be amazing!!
    You are a very talented lady! Always look forward to taking a peek into your awesome home!

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  30. My store is Southaven #2786, 836 Goodman Rd E, Southaven, MS, 38671-9532. They are super nice and helpful. Since I just purchased a new sofa and am striving to eliminate beige and brown from my house, paint selection assistance would be greatly appreciated

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  31. My store is Jacksonville-San Pablo #2054 14333 Beach Blvd Ste 25
    Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250-1586.

    I NEED to paint my great room and kitchen. We've been in the house 10 years and have yet to do it because it's a big space. Any help would be awesome!

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  32. My store is Springfield #3070.

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  33. My store is in Sioux Falls, SD.....a friendly helpful store.
    My living room and family room are both in need of fresh paint.
    I hope hope hope I win!

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  34. My store is in Sioux Falls, SD.....a friendly helpful store.
    My living room and family room are both in need of fresh paint.
    I hope hope hope I win!

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  35. My store is Bend #8603, would love paint for a home remodel we're in the middle of. Got some crayon pink/green/blue walls to paint. 😬 Thanks so much!

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  36. 9.884 MILES
    Terrell #7012
    501 N Rockwall Ave
    Terrell, TX, 75160-2114
    (972) 524-8501

    This is my store! Although I enjoy the Mesquite, TX store too.

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  37. I was at the SW store just yesterday picking up paint samples! Tampa #2992

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  38. Our store is Ashburn #5497. The staff there was very helpful when I painted our guest bath cabinets. Now it's time to paint our bedroom/office.

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  39. My store is Salem #5459...we're trying to pick a kitchen/dining room color for our remodel!

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  40. Well, this might just be the kick I need to get started. Melbourne Florida #2966

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  41. Love my friendly and knowledgeable SW guys at Plant City, FL store #2035! Can't even begin to tell you how helpful they have been with advice on several big (and somewhat out of the ordinary) painting projects we've tackled this past year.

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  42. ooooh! This would be great! We are getting ready to finish up the basement and will need a lot of paint. Already have the Sherwin Williams colors picked out. The store we use is right up the street from us at: 18128 R Plaza, Omaha, NE 68135 Thanks!

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  43. My store is #3934 in Red Wing, MN

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  44. My store is Vancouver-Hwy 99 #8008, and I'm getting ready to re-paint my kitchen and all the art niches in our home. GREAT tip about buying the paint without tint while on sale!

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  45. Love Sherwin Williams paint! My store is North Hollywood #8567

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  46. My Store is Alameda #1165. SW is my go to store for all my paint projects. Love using paint to refresh and renew! Thanks SW and TDC.

    Vicki B.

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  47. Store #2933 in Oak Ridge, TN.

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  48. My store is Memphis-Houston Levee #2797. Getting ready to paint my porch ceiling blue.

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  49. What a great giveaway! We have a project waiting for cooler weather so this would be awesome! My store is #3313 O'Fallon, MO.

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  50. Store #5497 in Ashburn, VA

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  52. We just bought a house in Denver that's covered in red and orange walls, so this would be amazing. We'd go to the Denver-Bayaud store No. 1680 for our paint. The sale is awesome to know about too because we can stock up before we close on the 19th!!!

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  53. My local store is #3244 Hudson, WI. This giveaway comes at a perfect time, we are getting ready to pick a stain for our deck. This would help out tremendously! Thanks!

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  54. Buford #2536
    Our home needs to be painted; unfortunately it still has flat paint from when we moved in. We have a very open ranch floor pan.

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  55. Ooh! Our bedroom is painted SW Refuge. It's very moody, dramatic and sophisticated. And I love how the white trim pops against it. It will be very pretty on your door.

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  56. We are store #5311 in Maryland. I LOVE SW paints. My daughter is turning 16 soon and wants to paint over her "fluorescent aqua" walls to something more sophisticated. (I can't blame her!) Winning would allow us the paint to do her room and update the dark trim in our hallway to a crisp, bright white.

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  57. My store is Keizer #8609. So desperately need to paint the exterior of our house. Picked out 6244 Naval for the front and back door, 9162 African Gray for body of the house, and 7075 Web Gray for the shutters. Trim will be 7005 Pure White. So excited to get painting!

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  58. Store #2145. I just bought a new house, and all the walls are painted with flat paint...and that ain't gonna work!

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  59. I would not say no to $200 at SW! The timing could not be better... We're about to paint our kitchen! My store is #8016. Fingers crossed!

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  60. Hi - my store is Sherwin-Williams Paint Store: Hermantown #3223. I love Sherwin Williams paint, and I would use this to paint my daughter's bedroom. She is starting high school this fall and she wants a new look! Thank you!

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  61. LOVE Sherwin Williams paint and just in time to repaint my 1st floor !! My store is #3446 Glenolden, PA

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  62. $200 at SW would be amazing! We're in the process of repainting our kitchen cabinets (using your own kitchen cabinet painting project as a guide) and the $200 would be quickly and well spent -- at Store #1167!!

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  63. That would be a wonderful prize! I would to to store 2142 in Tifton. Thanks!

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  64. This would be the perfect motivation to repaint my kitchen and entry way! Store #3949

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  65. I love our Houston Meyerland store #7022!

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  66. Would love from my store 2026

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  67. My store is #5358. It's close by and I would love to start a new painting project before I run out of summer!

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  68. Store #2377 in good ole Columbia, Tennessee!! We've been renovating a master bath, hallway, closet and bedroom--which of course affected the office, living room, and kitchen. Love your blog, Sarah! (:

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  69. Store #5119 in Phoenixville, PA! There are quite a few projects on my list!

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  70. Store No. 2067. They know me by name!

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  71. Store number 2693 in Cary! I love that they don't mind when I bring my dog in! Great tip with the buy now, tint later!

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  72. Pinole, CA #8625! Just hit one year in our home, getting married in April, and I'm struggling to love what we're renovating. Your blog is my go to for room inspiration - Please don't ever stop blogging!

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  73. My store is #7226. Would love to be able to paint the exterior of the house this year.

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  74. My store is #7226. Would love to be able to paint the exterior of the house this year.

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  75. Store #7220 - I would buy paint, been in my house for a year and haven't painted any walls yet :(

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  76. I would use Boise store #8458! I have so much painting to do!

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  77. My store is in Phoenixville, PA- Store # 5119. I would love to buy some exterior paint to work on our old Victorian farmhouse in the middle of town!

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  78. We shop at the Battle Ground store (#8674). As always, great tips - thanks!

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  79. I always go to store #1298 in Springboro OH! Love the paint color for the doors!

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  80. My store is #1167 Grand Rapids MI. Love this store. The people here are knowledgeable and friendly. They always steer me in the right direction - even if I don't want to go there :-)

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  81. My store is Frisco-Frisco Lakes Fm #8660
    We just moved here a few weeks ago and have a LOT of painting to do! I already bought a 5 gallon bucket of perfect greige, now I need to buy gallons of some accent colors!

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  82. Store 3313! 'Frequent flier' there for many years. Love their paint & the staff Very helpful especially when choosing paint color.

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  83. Store 1906. I painted our porch deck last night and the stain sure wasn't anything like the sample - drives me crazy!

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  84. Montgomery #2064 for the win! The staff are always so helpful and patient! ;)

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  85. Oooh this would be so awesome! We just bought a new house and will be needing to paint basically the whole thing! :) My store is Columbia Hts #3125.

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  86. Sherwin Williams Store #2582 in Rock Hill, SC!! I'm actually getting ready to redecorate my loft and some extra cash would come in handy!!

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  87. Sherwin Williams Store #2582 in Rock Hill, SC!! I'm actually getting ready to redecorate my loft and some extra cash would come in handy!!

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  88. My store is Oregon city # 8271 :) thanks!

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  89. I would be visiting the Wadsworth Ohio #1029 store! I need to repaint my front doors so I can't wait to see how your deck doors turn out...

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  90. I'm going with lucky (paint store) number 1721 in Twin Falls, Idaho. Luck be a paint store!

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  91. Love my Sherwin Williams store Lansdale PA #5111

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  92. Sioux Falls SD #3402. LOVE this new way of picking out paint!! I can't wait to try it!

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  93. My store is Rapid City #3214, this would go a long way in helping me do a bathroom makeover I have been saving up for!! :)

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  94. Love SW. Local store #1137.

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  95. My store is #2654 and I'll be in there this weekend to pick out a pretty pale blue for my sunroom! Thanks for the tip about the sale :)

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  96. My store is #1904 and I have a few gallons I still need to buy to be able to finish up a big project! :) Thanks for the heads up about the sale!

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  97. My store is Lacey-Hawks Prairie #8976
    And I would repaint our kitchen and living room. The color needs to be updated so bad!

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  98. My store is Fishers-Geist #1436. We are getting ready to convert our dining room into a playroom and it definitely needs some paint!

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  99. Lake St. Louis, MO - It's a new(er) store but I've already paid them a visit. And bought paint and brushes!

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  100. My store is Lake Oswego #8640. They are so helpful there!

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  101. Clarion, PA #1168. Would love to repaint our open-concept family room, kitchen, dining room area. I am so over the yellow! Thank you!

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  102. Edmonton-Se Commercial #8868
    6723 75 St Nw
    Edmonton, AB, T6E-1T6

    Love to redo a few feature walls!

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  103. That was the exact blue that caught my eye! So pretty. My SW store is #1219, Farmington Hills, MI

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  104. Oooh - I have a bathroom remodel in a couple of months and I would love to use this to find the perfect blues for horizontal lines. My local store is 5815 E Sprague Ave
    Spokane, WA,

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  105. #7208 Overland Park Kansas

    Need to paint the exterior!

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  106. There is a SW store 5 minutes from my house :-) It's in White Marsh MD. Right on Belair Road. And I just bought a house so will be visiting them quite often. Thanks, Nikki nfox74 at verizon dot net

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  107. My store is Westport-Commercial #8470 in St. Louis.

    I just bought a new house and I want to paint every wall!

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  108. I'd spend my winnings at my local Lemoyne #5511 store! :)

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  109. I'd spend it at our local store #8248 in Cedar City Utah.

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  110. I'd spend it at our local store #8248 in Cedar City Utah.

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  111. I'd spend it at Sherwin Williams in Mountain View, California #8166. I have lots of painting coming up in my future - moving next month!!!

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  112. My bedroom can REALLY use some color on the walls! I would find the perfect paint at Store #1548 in San Lorenzo, CA.

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  113. I'd shop at #1863 which is right in town for me. We have so many rooms left to paint in our house it's not even funny! :)

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  114. #3201 is just a couple miles from my house. I really want to paint my cabinets, and $200 would go along way in convincing my husband. ;-)

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  115. I'd love to be able to go to store #1029 in Somerset, KY and have $200 to spend on paint and supplies!!

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  116. My store in Woodstock, VA is#5493.

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  117. My store in Woodstock, VA is#5493.

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  118. I use fort worth- alliance number 8030. It only opened in January, and you better believe I love it!!

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  119. My store is Dublin, CA #8147 I would love to win. It would help make painting our house possible. Thank you for a giveaway and your blog. I've been following for over six years and love your genuine voice!

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  120. Winter Park #2171...Would LOVE to win this!

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  121. I would go to the Upper Darby 3763 store and pick up paint for my front door (thanks for the tip on the snap dry formula!)

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  122. I would definitely love this! I visit my store in Cedar Falls, IA #3171 all the time for my painting needs because they have so many options!!

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  123. I know my local store well, #3391. I've had three samples painted on my bedroom wall for months. This gift card would come in very handy!!

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  124. My store is #1062 on Montgomery Rd in Cincinnati OH...all the paint in my house is from Sherwin Williams... great paint!

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  125. Store #1026 in Grand Rapids Michigan!

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  126. Store 1122 in Carmel, Indiana!! Our house is 13 yeas old and still has original paint...totally time for a make-over.

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  127. Store #7022 in Houston-Meyerland. We are literally about to paint the interior of our house in 2 weeks and I'm so indecisive about the color!

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  128. I love my local SW, #5438 in Schenectady, NY. The staff is so helpful and I've loved all the products they've recommended!

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  129. Hi! My store is #2795 in Knoxville Tennessee. I would love to try Sherwin Williams paint, for the first time. Plus....I'm a fellow Hoosier! :)

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  130. Store 1743--Kennewick, WA. I am very familiar with this store. In fact I was just in there last week to pick colors for a house we are flipping. I'd love to have some $$ to spend on my own home...for some reason it always gets neglected. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  131. I used Sherwin Williams paint in my bedroom and loved the color. So I thought I would us it downstairs in the living room. I had a little left in the can. Oh my goodness it looked pink. Tried it in the kitchen even worse. I went to the store and pulled my favorites and went home to check. I went back to the store and purchased samples. Good thing I did. What looks good in one room may look so different in another plus a painted sample is the best way to be sure. Plus now I have small samples to use on little projects,I loved the color but not on the wall

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  132. Store #1287
    Kitchen, Family Room and Laundry Room are at the top of my list for new paint!

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  133. Store #2604 - Atlanta - Briarcliff
    I really need to repaint my trim. Although I might get crazy and do the kitchen cabinets!

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  134. My Store is #5129 Columbia. I have never tried Sherwin Williams but would love to try them. Thanks!

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  135. My Sherwin Williams store is Temple #7030.

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  136. My Sherwin Williams store is Temple #7030.

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  137. Our store is 8294 - they have very helpful workers, and we have used them regularly! Hoping to repaint some interior rooms very soon!

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  138. http://www.sherwin-williams.com/store-locator/paint-store/pembroke/ma/5226/#directions/to:5226

    I really hope to get picked....we have sooo much painting to do!!! Fingers crossed

    -Michele McHale
    Shellbell0517@aol.com

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  139. My store is number 7565 in Firestone CO. I have never used Sherwin Williams but have heard great things and would love to try them!

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  140. Gilbert Higley #8926 is our store.

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  141. I love our Sherwin Williams store - #7084. After 9 years in our home, we have been painting this summer and buying our paint and supplies at that store. We have more painting to do, and our budgeted money is almost gone, so $200 for paint and supplies would be awesome!!
    tunesinallen@hotmail.com

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  142. My store is Pasco #8966 - would love to win, as we move into our new house in less than 2 months!

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  143. Murray Utah: #8094 is the store closest to me. So excited about the new paint chip layout! I am a big fan of Sherwin Williams!

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  144. Stillwater, MN #3051
    Yay. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  145. My store is Harrisonburg #5040 - I've been there many times before! I was planning to stop by this weekend to buy some paint so I can spruce up a gorgeous second-hand table I recently found. This gift card would be SO appreciated, my husband and I are fixing up our new home and we're doing LOTS of painting!!

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  146. Draper #1661 is just down the street from me. We have new exterior doors that need to be painted.

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  148. My store is #8165 in El Cajon, CA. We'd love to repaint our living room! Thank you! daunboyle at yahoo dot com

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  149. My store my store is San Bernardino, CA #8204

    I would be so thrilled to have this opportunity to paint my daughter's room. She's been wanting it a nice teal color for so long. I have had health issues this past year and haven't been well enough to tackle it until now. This would totally
    brighten her life.

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  150. Henderson-anthem #8566 we are gearing up to paint our cabinets this fall...and I'm thinking I'll go with Sherwin Williams paints. So excited!

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  151. I love the South Chambers store #7285 in Aurora,CO. I I go there regularly and even carry their paint chip color samples arounder in purse to match up colors.

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  152. Hi! Yes, paint color is very hard to figure out. I could use the paint in this giveaway to paint my kitchen cabinets. My local store is: Richardson-Belt Line #7491
    Richardson, TX, 75081-4621

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  153. My store is Nacogdoches #7107, 2715 North St, Nacogdoches, TX, 75965-2813. Would love to paint my living room/dining room/kitchen!

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  154. Our builder used SW paint for the interior & exterior of our house, super helpful because they have our colors in their system!


    This is my store:
    Mesa #8244
    2323 S Power Rd
    Mesa, AZ, 85209-6674

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  155. Loving Sherwin Williams more and more!! My store is in Fenwick Island, DE.

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  156. Thanks so much for the give away! I love your site and all your helpful info. SW store is Tustin, CA #8218.

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  157. We are starting to paint this weekend and next week, this would be PERFECT!!! Our local store is Topeka, Kansas!

    -Lindsay F.

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  158. Rogers,AR #7248. If I win, I'll have to paint my laundry room. No more putting it off!

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  159. Fabulous give away! My store is port cnarlotte florida 2029. I always use sherwin williams paints...good stuff! I was in a hurry to start a project and grabbed some paint from walmart while I was getting groceries and was so disappointed. After using sw for years I had forgotten what a difference there can be in paint quality.

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  160. My store is #1563 in Mooresville, Indiana. Home of the Indiana State Flag!

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  161. Store #7350 in Sugar Land. My whole house needs painting inside and out so ...pick me!!

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  162. Store #2580 in Acworth, GA.

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  163. Store #2580 in Acworth, GA.

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  164. our store is Faribault MN #3037 and we have been happily buying our paint here since 1985! back in the old days, their sales consultants would come out to the house to help us pick the right color - you know how tricky it is with base colors and sunlight... although they won't come out any longer, I still love their paint - Duration is our fave - and we keep buying those little sample jugs to test it ourselves. would be great to see those very cool color panels come to our store! Wow! that is genius! Thank you for your blog - it's the only one I read faithfully and I really enjoy your sense of style and humor! Blessings to you!

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  165. My store is #2189 in Orlando. The guys that work in there are wonderful and very patient with me! The paint is fabulous as well so glad I switched a few years ago.

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  166. My Sherwin Williams store is Vero Beach #2055.

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  167. It would be great to win $ at Sherwin Williams store #1315 kent road stow ohio to paint our foyer and halls.

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  168. My local store is #1303! I love to paint things :)

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  169. I would love to visit my Sherwin Williams store #2178 in Orange Park with a gift card!

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  170. My local store is in Schuylkill Haven, PA #5102! Would love to win!

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  171. Perfect timing... I need to paint! My local store is Fredericksburg #3601.

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  172. Wonderful! I have big painting projects coming up once I get my kids back in school. My store is Olathe #7241.

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  173. I would love to visit the Grandville MI #1757 store for some paint!!! Thanks.

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  174. My local store is #3408 in Arlington Heights. We could really use a gift card for Sherwin-Williams as we're in the process of refinishing our basement!

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  175. I will be at 4848 east cactus in Scottsdale. I've been waiting for cooler weather, must get busy then.

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  176. Plymouth 1099 is my favorite store. Need to paint front door so really excited to try SnapDry

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  177. My store is the Round Rock, TX location. I typically shop Lowe's or Home Depot for paint, but need to check this spot out!

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  178. My store is Sioux Falls- West #3402. We just recently moved and most of the house is builder white. I need to get painting!

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  179. My store is #1228 in Frankfort, KY. What a great giveaway at just the right time. Thanks!

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  180. My Sherwin Williams store in Murray KY ROCKS!!! Eric Bemis, the store manager, is the best and they know me by name. We use Proclassic on all our rental properties as well as in our own home. I am stoked to try the Snap Dry as our house is getting all it's doors painted this fall (when it's not so hot). I am using Fireweed #6328. Going to try SnapDry as this is one of the biggest issues with painting doors.

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  181. My store is casa view in Dallas tx. The only place we buy paint. And I've been dying to reprint my front door. I'm over the red and ready for blue. Excited about snap dry paint!

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  182. My local store is Savannah #2264. Our entire house needs to be repainted - what a job! I am looking forward to lightening the interior with neutrals similar to the gray you used. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  183. My store is #1171 Medina, Ohio!
    I'm ready to paint my first gray room! Have the curtains...just need paint...

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  184. I love SW paint and have been buying from my favorite store, #2617 in Northport Al for several years. Everyone in the store is so nice. They know me by name. They have helped me fix a couple of "goofs" over the years.
    This gift card would be awesome! Fingers crossed.

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  185. My store is #2063 and we have spent so much money there in the last 2 years since the flood. We still have miles of trim to caulk and paint and $200 would go a long way toward actually completing our home renovation. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love when you partner with SW!

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  186. My local store is Katy-Grand Parkway #7489. $200 would be great to use on our new unpainted house. We are slowly building our own house and any extra help would be wonderful for an expensive process!

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  187. Just moved into a new to us house and really could use some new paint. Our store is #8003 in Tucson, AZ. http://www.sherwin-williams.com/store-locator/paint-store/tucson/az/8003/#directions/to:8003

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  188. My store is Altoona, Iowa #3273. I need to paint lots of things! ;)

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  189. My store is #7422 and I have several of those same blue chips as my possibilities for my house trim! I read your updates faithfully!!! I loved your letter to us!!

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  190. My store is New Braunfels, Texas #7109. The woman who works there is so helpful!

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  191. I am halfway between the Auburn, NY and the Ithaca, NY store... but I would probably lean towards Auburn! I'm looking for colors to update the foyer in the office I work in and having a terrible time - I can't wait to try this!

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  192. Jonesboro #7681.. We are remodeling an old house and could really use the paint...and the savings!

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  193. Cumming #2256!!!! I could put this to great use! So many projects to do!

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