April 28, 2014

Benjamin Moore: Palladian Blue

On Thursday I broke the news that I am in the mist of making over my bathroom, you can read about it here.

My inspiration came from Pinterest of course. I was searching for Benjamin Moore paint colors and came across these beautiful photos and knew Palladian Blue was exactly what I wanted.

Fresh. Clean. Bright.

inspiration board

Remember this is what I am working with.

bath before

My husband was a little skeptical about painting since he sort of likes the country theme. I had told him when we bought this house that there was a lot that I wanted to up date in the house and with going with his home choice I would get free range on projects around the house. So this was GOING TO HAPPEN.

Here were my first few steps I took last week when I got home from work.

  1. Trim painted white (Check)
  2. Ceiling painted white (Check check)
  3. Walls Primed (Check)

part 1

As always the most Tedious part in the painting process is taping and removing light switch panels, towel racks, and anything else you will need to paint around.

Part 2

Above is the first coat of paint. This is my first time painting with a Benjamin Moore product. The first thing I noticed was the scent.

Oh wait.. there was no scent!

Cheaper paints often put out harsher fumes and for the few bucks more I spent on this product, I love that I didn’t smell anything! The paint was also a better quality, you could tell by how smooth and thick it was.

I didn’t want a super shiny surface so I choose eggshell as my base. Usually I go for semi gloss paint/primer in one. Eggshell has a sheen to it without looking shiny… if that makes sense?


So here is the final reveal of our bathroom in Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue!

SA Bath 1

SA Bath 2

SA Bath 4

SA Bath 3

simply adapting

I would still like to put up a little wall art but that’s another day. I have some little up-cycle projects that need a home. Also, I found the coral towel set and basket at TJ Maxx for a steal.

I know some people are super picky and would ask why I would paint a white ceiling and white trim when the Cupboards and toilet are an off white. Here is my answer…

Because I can. I actually think that the cream, white and blue go together rather nicely. I don’t have it shown in the photos but I found a super chic off white bath mat that is place in front of the shower which I think ties it all together.

I couldn’t help but to keep walking into the hallway last night to check out my new bath. It just makes me so happy to finally have another room in this house that fits my personality. Also, the hubby liked it too Winking smile

If I could give anyone who has bought a house a bit of advice it would be this…

Don’t keep rooms that you are “okay” with as part of your d├ęcor, for less than $100 you can make it over with a fresh coat of paint. A house feels more like a Home when you put a little more of YOU into it.

Sweat, Paint, and all.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Mis, I'm very happy with the results!

  2. Beautiful redo! I love the towels.


    1. Thanks Becky, only $7 for the lg, $4 for the hand towels, and $2 for the wash cloths. I love good deals!


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