My home is not just a structure made with cement, concrete,steel and other building material that needs to be hid away with paint. It is not inanimate but a living thing throbbing with life and a reflection of the personalities of the members in my household.
All the individuals that live in my home have distinct choices when it comes to choosing color styling and décor of our home. As far as the bedrooms are concerned they are designed and styled according to their choice, but when it comes to the dining room and the living room there comes the discord. There are arguments galore as all the members want their specific choices to be the preferred ones. No one wants to give in and it becomes a matter of hurt pride leading to a lot of tension in the air. As a solution we thought of giving everyone a chance by rotation to design and change the dinning room but the main deterrent was the cost involved as painting is not an everyday affair. After putting so much of labor and money we expect the paint to last a few years. Then we chanced upon the #PaintFinder from the Bed Bath & More website
It is a wonderful tool that lets you pick colors from a chart. Then applying the chosen color as a theme to a room helps us visualize the room to be painted. The best part is that no physical labor or expense is involved in this exercise. One can pick and change as many colors and themes as possible.
This is the closest one can get to viewing the coloring effect without having to spend any money.
Out of themes we can choose the themes that we like or design our own. Even though it may sound technical but in actuality choosing color and applying a theme involved only a few clicks. Even designing our own theme was very simple and the best part is that one can share the theme images and get opinions from friends. This opens up a world of opportunities and combined creativity brings out some astounding results.
Pick a theme and then click on a color to try it out
One can also save the theme or share it with people and get their opinion
Pick a color
Apply it to a room to see how the colors appear in a room
The interesting part was that each one of us came up with quite beautiful themes and shades to go with it.
My moms choice
My Dad's choice
To democratize the selection process we decided to cast a vote to select the final theme and colors. However there was more surprise in store for us as we ended up voting for each other designs as we found each others design to be better then our own!
This led us to another situation that this time we were vying to pick each others designs. To simplify the matter we revisited the #PaintFinder from the Bed Bath & More website
section and together we created a new design !
The final color selection that we did together
Similarly we came together and decided on a color for the living room as well
Now when we sit together in the living room we all take pride in the fact that we have together created this new look.