Laundry Room Makeover with Sherwin-Williams

Once again this year, I have the opportunity to partner with Sherwin-Williams to redo a room, and my laundry room is the candidate.  You’ve seen some progress in there since the beginning, but now it’s getting the final phase of makeovers done, and I can’t wait!  This room is going to be combination laundry room, mudroom, storage, and gardening and you know I’ve added a sink in here to really make it useful.  This post is all about choosing the paint colors in here.

There’s already a toilet stubbed in here too, so a toilet will go in the corner of my storage area and that will come in handy as well.

Let me tell you about some fun new color selection tools that are available at Sherwin-Williams now!  One of them I really like is the ColorSnap Studio™ for iPad.  You can download this tool, take a pic of your room with your iPad, and then define an area to paint or simply paint your space with the brush of a finger.  Simple, right?

When starting a new project, this comes in so handy for finding the right color.  Play around with it, and you’ll see for yourself.  I use HGTV® HOME by Sherwin-Williams for the most part when I buy paint from them, and my local store has great customer service. I love working with them on my projects, not to mention their products are wonderful.


ipad screen shot

 Match a photo:  If you see a color you love, simply take a pic and match the color in the photo to a Sherwin-Williams paint color for your room.  You can play around with their color palette of over 1,500 colors to your heart’s content, finding just the right color for your project.  All you have to do is download the ColorSnap Studio for iPad!  These tools will come in handy for all sorts of projects around the house.

You can see all the color selection tools at Sherwin-Williams.


Just in case you’re new around here, this is the ugly space I started with when we purchased the house.  UGLY to the max!


The walls are paper paneling and not at all pretty, but I was determined to make the best of my space.


I painted the floors with Sherwin-Williams Porch and Floor enamel (click that link to see the how-to’s), sealing it with a Wet Look Concrete Sealer, and it turned out fantastic.


As you can see here.  This is where we left off last, and my dad and I added the baseboards and trim molding to the doors and floor. It was looking better already, but that was just one phase of my makeover.  After one coat of white paint, it looked pretty good.

beginning stencil

For my laundry room, I’m not going for high drama, so I chose a bright white for my space. There are no windows in here, so I have to take advantage of light walls, especially since I painted the ceilings black in here for an industrial look.  This room is not a polished finished-out space, so I’m trying to make it as nice as possible, working with what I’ve got. You can see a stencil that I’m adding on this wall that will create some drama to this end of the laundry room.

taped and ready to paint

I taped off the baseboards getting ready to paint. I chose Sherwin-Williams Alabaster for my white walls and trim. It will freshen up this space so much and with my gray and white striped floors, it will be so fun and snappy.

So, that’s the start to my final phase of the laundry room. It’s going to be so fun and cute in here now.  I’ll be showing you the finished space soon on the washer/dryer side  and it’s going to be a dramatic change, let me tell you!  I’ve got big plans for hiding my ductwork too, so can’t wait to show you that.

I hope you’ll check out the new Sherwin-Williams color selection tools that are available to you on their website. They are a great company, and I love working with their paints.

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  1. Veronica Garrett says

    I find my ideas in decorating magazine and from decorating websites.

  2. Stephanie Thompson says
  3. I find it helpful to look thru magazines – that gives me not just a color, but the whole direction they took with accessories and how it blends with the neighboring rooms.

  4. I always find great inspirations from the DIY channel and magazines

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  5. Brittney House says

    I base the colors off the furniture in the room

  6. lauren knott says

    I use blogs and Pinterest for inspiration.

  7. laura ari says

    I find color inspirations on HGTV.

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