Fresh Paint, Fresh Season

Happy Friday Friends!!!!

I’m already feeling more energized and productive and there’s no better way to get started than a freshly painted room. And this one is all mine!!! The beginning of my master bedroom refresh is underway.

master bedroom paint

When I painted my master bedroom years ago I was going for that pretty slate blue that was really popular. Do you remember it? Well, I didn’t quite get it. I think I just got tired of putting samples on the wall so I finally just eeny meeny miny moe’d it if you know what I mean.

So when Valspar contacted me about trying out their new Reserve paint I jumped at the chance to say bye bye to the blues. I wanted a neutral gray to lighten up the space and I chose Filtered Shade, 4003-1B. I was nervous about the color at first but I love the way it turned out! The paint is even low odor and no VOC’s so that means it’s safer for my little guy.

(This is not a sponsored post, Valspar provided the paint for my review and my opinions are 100% my own! I will only share products with you that I love and would use myself.)

Here is the old blue in good light:


Here it is in really BAD light:


What was I thinking?!?!

There is more to come in the room but I couldn’t be happier about this first step. I can’t tell you what a huge difference the paint makes. It’s almost like a weight has been lifted ~ weight in blue paint.

Blues are still some of my favorite colors but the blue in here was a fail and I had lived with it long enough :)

Reserve Interior_1G_18in

Honestly I hadn’t heard about this new line yet so I really didn’t think much about the product being any different than any other paint. Boy was I wrong! When they say paint and primer in one coat on the can they mean it. I covered the bad blue with no primer, in one coat, and with a lot less paint then I thought I would need.

I cut in twice just to be sure I got all the corners and I rolled the rest pretty good but one good coat did the job. And the paint was very smooth going on.

I couldn’t be happier about the paint and the color!


The dresser below is actually the color of the old walls! Not really sure where I got the bright idea to paint the walls and the dresser the same color. Hey, trial and error, right?


I was worried about my beige bed getting lost when I went neutral on the walls but I’m happy it didn’t!


So what do you think? Was going more neutral a good choice?

If you have a paint project coming up you should definitely give this paint a try! Lowe’s Home Improvement carries it so you don’t have go far to get it.

If you missed my spray painted nightstand makeover you can see it here.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Cheers!


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  1. Is this the same color that you used in the rest of the house?? Where can I find your paint colors?? Your home is beautiful

  2. Absolutely love it Summer! I have a pale gray on my living room and foyer walls that I was lucky enough to get from the owner of Slate (and she got the formula from Jerald Melberg Gallery). Especially getting a kick out of the coffee maker station in your bedroom ; )

  3. Summer you have a great sense of style and as someone that loves blue and coastal d├ęcor you do it well in your home! I agree the color is great! I’ve been leaning that way myself, more grey tones with pops of color in the accessories, fabrics etc. I don’t know how you find the time to do all that you’re doing!

  4. wow! i love the fresh, new look. that blue in the bad light was so incredibly different than in the good light. huh. my bedroom color is like a blue gray that changes in the light, of course, but not that dramatically! yeesh!

  5. I love your walls’ new soft gray color, Summer! it’s blends so beautifully with everything in the room.

  6. LOVE the new color and the room looks so good! Bravo girl, great work as always!

  7. I love it! I have a blue on my walls that I hate so I might need to get my butt in gear too! I love the new color agains the dresser…I guess small doses worked better!

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