PASTEL COLOR BLOCKING with DUTCH BOY PAINT and PURDY

Annnnnnnd we’re back with another fun project here at Studio Matsalla. We teamed up with Dutch Boy Paint and Purdy to throw a little paint party in our design studio/retail space.

I’ve been inspired by Scandinavian style more than ever lately and have been particularly drawn to their subtle use of pastel shades. I came up with an idea of color-blocking the main wall in our design studio to give the space a more unique feel, while adding a little color to our already bright white walls. 

Supplies: I used two brushes, Purdy Clearcut Glide and Clearcut Swan, and one Purdy White Dove Roller on their Revolution Frame to execute this DIY project. I love that their brushes are still made by hand, personally and individually. Amidst a world of mass made products, Purdy is an 85 year old company that handcrafts each brush by skilled Purdy brushmakers, many of them having decades of experience. They have a nice weight to them and feel durable and high-quality. Double win.

I started by taping out a random triangle on the shop wall and added a long band of paint tape across the bottom of the wall from corner to corner. I wanted the look to feel intentional but not perfect. Then I carefully followed along the lines of the inside of the tape as I painted to make sure the lines were clean and crisp. The Purdy Clearcut Glide was the perfect tool for this job with is excellent cut-in ability.

Two of my favorite stores in San Francisco are the Mollusk Surf Shop and General Store. They both have a quirky, laid-back style with an airy beach vibe about them. I used their color palettes as my inspiration to start. For the paint, I used Dutch Boy’s Rosehips White A20-4to paint the band along the bottom of the wall and Peaches with Cream B2-4 to paint the triangle. love the convenience of their easy to openTwist and Pour® container. Also, I didn’t need it on this project because my walls were white, but the product I used, Dutch Boy Refresh Paint + Primer, is self-priming so there isn't a need for multiple coats and makes your life that much easier. Anything to save me time these days is a true blessing!

This paint was perfect to keep our studio/retail space fresh and clean while giving it that unique and quirky feel that I desired because it’s created with Arm & Hammer odor eliminating technology. This contributes to the reduction of common household odors and aids in the creation of a more beautiful environment.

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Voila! A subtle yet striking wall to serve as the perfect backdrop for our colorful textiles and merchandise. 

xo, Vanessa

 

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