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Our nursery was literally put together in a rush after finding out our baby was making an early arrival. I had serious doubts that I would get everything together in time as we were using the room as storage. We had piles of clothes and random things just piled in that room. Fortunately, we work best under pressure. At least we think so anyway.
I already had in mind what I wanted for the nursery but only a small budget. We have a small room so it was important for us to keep the room simple. A rocking chair, a dresser and a crib. Sounds simple enough, right? The only thing that I knew we couldn’t accomplish before our babe’s arrival was the painting to set the mood in the room. Now that we have more time at home, we decided to go ahead and paint the room. BEHR MARQUEE® Interior Paint & Primer (exclusively sold at The Home Depot®) was our choice as it was low in VOCs and we also loved the fact that we didn’t need a primer. Behr’s most durable paint and it only required one-coat*. It’s easy to see why it’s Behr’s most advanced paint & primer ever., offers superior stain resistance, is easy to clean, one coat guaranteed, and has a durable finish so the space remains fresh. This is perfect for a DIY project at home with high quality results
Behr also has an App that helps you choose a paint colour, which can be downloaded here. ColourSmart by BEHR® is the perfect App to help you choose the right colour for your project. Being new parents, we found it convenient that we could choose the colour from the comfort of our own home. I have never painted our home, as trips to the Home Depot always made me feel overwhelmed. Whether it’s your bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen, you can choose your colour right from your iPhone. There are a few ways to choose the right colour. First, the Explore Colour tab. This will bring up all the colours that Behr offers in a palette. When you have made your selection, ColourSmart will provide you with a paint name and number. It will also show you some suggested complementing colours to preview in real-life rooms.
If you have a colour in mind or want to match, you can use your iPhone to take a photo and upload it to your app. Once it’s loaded, tap the area you would like to match and the app will bring up the colour of paint, once again with the name and Behr paint number. You can add your chosen colours to your favourites if you want to compare them. You can achieve whole-home coordination by harmonizing your paint colours from room-to-room.
Another great thing about this app is that before you even head out to the store to purchase the colour, you can estimate how much paint you will need. ColourSmart will do this all for you. The paint calculator will help you determine how many cans you’re going to need to finish your project. I found this super convenient now that we are painting the room after our baby’s arrival.
You can get Behr Coloursmart for your iOS device from the iTunes store for free here. For reference, our colour is called the Silver City MQ2-59.
I am giving away a $100 The Home Depot Gift Card. To enter, simply leave a comment* with your email address below telling me what BEHR MARQUEE colour you would use for a household project, but which you maybe think is too bold. Your chosen colour must be selected from the options available via this link: http://www.behr.com/consumer_ca/colors/paint.
*Open to Canada only, excludes Quebec. Giveaway ends on – June 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. Prize is (1) $100 The Home Depot Gift Card. The winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email via Mode Media and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. Mode Media will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. Please allow 6 weeks for your prize to arrive. If you have not received it after the 6 week mark, please contact Mode Media. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are in no way associated with this giveaway. Void where prohibited. Mode Media has the right to terminate giveaway at any time. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to Mode Media. They will not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Void where prohibited.
One-coat hide excludes ULTRA PURE WHITE®, colours outside of the MARQUEE Interior One-Coat Colour Collection and all other colours that have not been selected as one-coat hide from other BEHR palettes. Not valid when painting over uncoated, porous or repaired interior surfaces; over woods that contain tannins such as redwood or cedar; or when painting over heavy stains, which may require spot priming, multiple coats, and/or longer drytime.