Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fun Summer Spray Paint Colors

I love breathing new life into things that are old and worn, or pieces that are new but underwhelming, or anything that simply could use a nice dose of fun and beauty. I've done a good amount of painting in the past year or so, both with a brush and with spray paint, and the results are so rewarding! 

When it comes to paint I tend to gravitate toward white, cream, ivory, gold, oil-rubbed bronze. I've done a few things in color, but not too many. Well, today I've rounded up some gorgeous and lively spray paint colors that I hope will inspire you to get creative this summer. 

This first I think is my favorite. Catalina Mist is a perfect minty color--not too blue, mild enough to be almost a neutral. It's also sort of "vintage 50s," don't you think? I have a project in mind for this spray paint and I can't wait to get started on it.





Bauhaus Gold is a beautiful golden mustard shade. Yellows can be tricky, and I tend to shy away from yellows that are too bright. This one is rich and sophisticated and modern.




Doesn't this shade of pink pair beautifully with pure white, as in the photo below? Coral Isle is a fantastic color, a great accent color to add some fun to a neutral room. I also think it looks lovely with some of the rustic textures in this photo (like the burlap). It's modern but somehow understated too. 




What do you think? Will you try any of these? I'm itching to get my hands on some of these fun and vibrant colors. As always, I'll keep you posted on my projects!



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8 comments:

  1. I love spray paint projects. I've done some great transformations on brass framed mirrors I've purchased at the thift, and then turned it into an updated "stylish" mirror that went with the rest of my living room decor. Do it! And have fun!

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  2. Yes! You love thrift stores too! Girl after my own heart. I'm always so proud of the things I've found at thrift shops, especially the ones that needed a little TLC and ended up looking fantastic!

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  3. I really love that blue! I haven't spray painted too much but I like this idea! So easy!!!

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  4. I love it too, I'm obsessed with mint these days I can't wait to try it out. I was thrilled to discover spray painting because it's so easy and always turns out beautifully!

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  5. These all look great! I especially love the mint, which always makes things look so fresh to me.

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  6. The mint is my favorite too but be forewarned that it's difficult to find in stores. I had to order some on Amazon because I have my heart set on it for a project! A substitute just won't do! :)

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  7. ooh that Catalina Mist might be perfect for the bookshelf I picked up from a neighbor recently! it'll go so well with the coral of my dining room walls :)

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  8. Fantastic! I'm using it for a project too. I had to buy it online but perhaps you'll have better luck finding it in stores in the big city :) Let me know if you do it!

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