We partnered with BEHR® for this project. All project ideas, statements and opinions are my own.
Have you ever paid attention to the paint colour inside of your closet? I have found that if your closet is full of clothes you don’t notice the wall colour unless you hate it. The current design situation in my tiny walk in closet includes inefficient organization and a dark paint colour that makes the small space feel like a dungeon.
An Ignored Closet
Years ago, the wall colour in most of the bedrooms, hallways, bathrooms, and all living areas were painted a lighter and brighter colour. It is amazing how bright and airy the home feels when the surrounding colour is lightened. When the painting projects got to 90% completion we turned our attention to moving every earthly posession back into the rooms, completely ignoring the closet with its own dark walls. ‘Good enough’ worked well until the closet stood out as the place that just didn’t feel right.
The Design Plan
Keeping the dreams in line with the budget, there is a short term project as a transition and longer term projects. The first step includes clearing out the closet and painting the walls. The long term plan includes closet organizers to give every item a home.
The walls will get a fresh coat of a light paint colour. A section of drawers will have a jewelry drawer and open section where I want to have a mirror and jewelry to display. When the shelving is in, I plan to add accents of a soft pink. I am obsessing over the pink, gold and white color combination and can’t wait to incorporate it into my closet.
The Paint Colour
For the first step in this closet makeover I chose to use BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Paint & Primer in One in the colour Soft Focus – T18-09. (You can see the 2018 Behr Colour Trends Palette including their first ever Colour of the Year: In the Moment here). When I saw the 2018 Behr Colour Trends Palette, I knew I needed a lighter colour for this closet project and Soft Focus stood out immediatley. When the room is ready, I will accent it with Positively Pink T18-01 – another beautiful colour selection from the 2018 Colour Trends Palette.
The painting itself is relatively simple, it seems like the hardest part of the entire process is deciding to start (feel free to insert your own motvational quote here). Clearing out the closet provided an opportunity to pare down our clothing by removing items that needed to be repaired or no longer fit (its amazing how many maternity clothes have lingered for 2 years).
Here is the closet in its new and improved paint colour. Isn’t it amazing how a simple change of colour can make such a huge difference? Paint really is a cost effective change that can have the biggest impact on a room design.
This mirror was one I have moved around my home a few times over the years. It started out as a dark stained wood and was recently painted teal and distressed. This was the perfect size mirror for the space, so I happily painted it in Positively Pink (T18-01). As the only girl living with 5 boys in the house, I was thrilled to finally paint something pink. Its just the right pop of colour to make the space feel alive. Some fun accessories to top the dresser make a vanity area in the closet to display jewelry. Some wooden boxes and baskets on the shelves organize hats, scarves and belts. A knit looking pouf works double duty as a stepping stool and bench. The faux fur rug is just the touch of luxury a girl needs in her life.
Now that the smallest room is painted the entire space feels light and bright during the transition to the final built ins. Even my husband and kids commented about how much they like it (which is a small miracle in this house).