Spectrum Paint and Recycled Paint Chip Panels

Spectrum Paint and Recycled Paint Chip Panels

Happy, happy Friday friends!  Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to my friends from Spectrum Paint! Our relationship started a few months ago when I started using some of their products. After testing out their paints and learning more about their story, I had officially been converted from a “whichever paint store is closest customer” to a huge Spectrum Paint fan! Luckily, Spectrum paint had also become fans of Kara Paslay Designs and decided they would like to sponsor the blog! Nice!

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Spectrum Paint supplies Benjamin Morre, Pittsburgh, Glidden, and Valspar Wood paints. . . which makes me extremely happy.  If you’re into the design world, you know that Benjamin Moore has a great reputation for beautiful colors and finishes.  As a matter of fact, I’ve been using some of those beautiful colors in our home!  Yes, we have been painting!  Are you excited to see the progress?

So, this black wall area is where our bed had been living.


Now that we are getting things together and a layout has been decided on, we have started to move things around.  The area where our bed was temporarily set-up will actually be our office space! We have lots of plans for the space including a huge desk/work table, glass shelves, and an amazing light.  But the thing I am most excited about in this area is reusing the paint chip wall from our photo shoot! Do you remember it?  It produced probably my favorite photo ever (of Tim and I). . .


I loved that backdrop so much, I’ve been storing it for almost a year knowing that I would want it in our new space.  So, instead of keeping it in wall form, we decided to cut it down into 3 panels.  I love that these panels will not only create an incredible, colorful focal point but that they will also be extremely functional when I am deciding on colors for clients! With my new love of Spectrum Paint and Benjamin Moore colors, it was absolutely essential that I bring in a number of their colors to complete the panels.  I see these panels as ever changing pieces that I can add paint chips to as I find colors I love.


You might have picked up on the fact that I am in love with Spectrum’s metallic line of paints as well.  I have literally been putting it on everything!  So, when I was deciding on a paint color for the panel frames it was pretty much a no brainer for me.  I used the Olympic Gold paint.  Gold is like black for me- it’s classy, elegant, and goes with everything!

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I love that this metallic paint really is a paint and not a glaze. When I have used other metallic “paints” it took a ton of coats to get a opaque finish.  The Modern Masters brand covered in 2 coats!

Since the panels and frames are so colorful and attention grabbing, I wanted the wall behind them to be neutral.  Being that gray is my favorite neutral, I went with a Benjamin Moore color called “Silver Fox.”  It’s the perfect backdrop for our works of art. 🙂 Best of all it took one coat plus a little touch up to cover the black wall!  Talk about some time saved!! (PS- I used the Benjamin Moore Regal Classic Brand.)


So, here’s how the panels look now that their in place!


I love, love them!  If you’re interested in Benjamin Moore paints or that awesome gold paint (which also comes in tons of other metallic colors), there is a great chance you can find a Spectrum paint near you!  There are 34 locations across the US, click here to see all the Spectrum Paint stores!

‘Til Monday!!!

This article has 5 comments

  1. Taylor Alan

    Kara!! This looks amazing! I loved the backdrop and such a cool idea putting this in your home! Thinking about doing this in one of our kids check in area at church!

  2. Lisa Johnson

    Those panels are amazing! As a devoted fan of color, I absolutely loved the paint chip photo too. I’m so glad you found a way to use it in your home!

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