Shannon Berrey

MyColor inspired by Pantone's painting party

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Welcome!! I am so glad you are here! It's an exciting day as MyColor inspired by Pantone is launching a little par-tay and some great bloggers are sharing the projects that they have all completed using the paint. Make sure you visit all the other blogs to see the other projects: 



  1. Kristen @ Kristen F. Davis Designs *Go Back to the Beginning!*
  2. Julie @ Belle Maison
  3. Denise @ Pink Postcard
  4. Shannon @ Shannon Berrey Design Blog *You Are Here!*


{and just a little side note -- my friend Kristen just happens to be THE face and blogger of the line! Her pretty face is all over it! How cool is that??} 

Wondering just what Pantone is?? Glad you asked. Read on..

 In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone's founder, created an innovative system of identifying, matching and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts community. His insight that the spectrum is seen and interpreted differently by each individual led to the innovation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, a book of standardized color in fan format.

If the thought of selecting the perfect purple or the best blue from the 100's of paint chips in your paint store is terrifying, then you will love this line! The colors are carefully selected and pre-mixed and come in clear 35-oz containers that are perfect for small projects. They have ultra low VOC so I didn't even detect an odor while I was painting.




This was my first time using the paint and since I paint alot, I am always excited to try new products. I decided to give it a go on a pair of antique tables that I bought to use in a clients bedroom.



This was the picture that I sent to my client, who is 9 by the way, and her mother, for approval. We are giving her a new bedroom and I thought these would be perfect bedside tables. They agreed. Fyi--they look way better in the picture than they did in real life. Nothings worse than a bad distressed paint job and these were toting just that. The paint had even been slapped on the pretty brass hardware. sigh.



I removed the hardware and sanded most of the paint off with a palm sander. Since the paint is self priming, I got to skip a step and covered them with Seed Pearl which is a really nice warm white with just a touch of gray.


My clients only request -- she wanted a pink and orange color scheme {a girl after my own heart :) } After the Seed Pearl was dry, I opened up my Scarlet and Carrot. 



This paint is thick and dries super fast. 




Using frog tape, I created about a 1 1/4" border {give or take - I eyeballed it}. I used the Carrot to fill in the border. 



Then I added just a touch of Scarlet to accent the legs. 


{after one coat}


I used more frog tape to create a chevron design on the drawer front. While that dried, I scraped off the original paint on the hardware with a wire brush.



Just for fun, I added a touch of Carrot to the top edge of the drawer. I love this simple little detail! 



 If you are regular reader of my blog, you probably recognize this as my daughters room. We are still painting my clients room so I couldn't get any pictures of the bedside tables in their 'forever home' so I let them pose in Maris' room for some 'after' shots.   







Need a great room of your me!!! 

 If you’d like a chance to win 3 samples of MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® for your own project, here's how:

1) Leave a comment below and share how you’d use it in a project. I will pick my winner on Friday {10/13) and I'll send you 3 colors of your choice. 

2) Leave a comment on the other blogs in the party too – they’ll all be giving away samples.

3) Tweet your project ideas to @MyColorPaints using hashtag #PassItOn.

4) Check out and like the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Facebook page to get access to the schedule for today’s parties as well as the rest of the parties going on this month. Share your project ideas there for one more chance to win.


 Contest closed -- Congrats to Grey!

MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® reached out to me to participate in the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party. My post represents my honest experience with MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint to use for this project.


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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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