Pantone Color of the Year: Valspar Emerald Green Frame

It’s a certain fact that I love paint and the transformation it can bring to different pieces. Lowe’s challenge for me this month was to use Pantone’s 2013 color of the year. That’s an easy one, right? Pantone’s selection can dictate color palettes in fashion and design for the year. Lowe’s sells an exclusive line of Pantone paint, and you can get this year’s emerald green in Valspar’s signature line.  Pantone Emerald

Pantone emerald green frame

I decided to use it on something that needed a fresh color in my home. I’ve always loved this frame that I’ve used as a magnet board, but the color wasn’t working in the room anymore. It kind of yearns for a pop of color, so Pantone’s emerald was exactly what it needed.

Pink frame

It’s a pretty detailed piece, so I used a thick brush to really get into the grooves. The color change is dramatic which is exactly what I was hoping for!

Painting a frame

I replaced the black-painted sheet metal (also from Lowe’s) and used my grandmother’s brooches to add some pizzazz. The frame really accents the whole piece, and it partners well with the jewelry. Love it!

Pantone color of the year

It’s a strong color, and (in my opinion) has the most impact in small doses. I placed this frame in a neutral room, and it’s a show-stopper.

Pantone Emerald green

Lowe’s Creative Ideas now has an awesome iPhone or iPad app to view the magazine directly. Once again, it’s completely free and full of ideas and inspiration. You’ll see some Lowe’s bloggers featured each month, so look for some familiar projects!

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*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  Lowe’s provided me with a gift card to showcase a project this month as part of their Lowe’s Creative Ideas blogger team.  However, all opinions and statements are mine.

Well, hello. Ahem. Allow myself to My name is Chris! And I’m a blogger! I got into blogging after spending months reading all the inspiration that is found in blogland. I thought to myself, “Self, I can do this. I might have something to offer too!” And so it began...

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