Have you seen the new CeCe Caldwell’s Paint colors? I have been playing with them and I wanted to share how you can be a paint mixologist and make your own rainbow of paint colors in the perfect hue for your home.
The first new color is Kailua Coral. It is a beautiful coral that veers more towards a pink than orange. I made a custom coral color for my Master Bedroom makeover so it’s no surprise I love this color!
The second new color is Minnesota Pink Lady’s Slipper. I must admit I had to Google to find out what the heck a Pink Lady’s Slipper is. Just in case you can’t tell, CeCe names all of her paint colors after places, states, or regions in the USA. And after a quick Google I found out Pink Lady’s Slipper is the Minnesota State Flower.
Since I have a little boy I don’t use a lot of pink in my personal decorating but I know a bright pink has been a customer request for some time. I decided to mix a few custom colors to see what this little Pink Lady’s Slipper could do.
I always snatch up ice cube trays at garage sales for custom color mixing. It’s a good idea to mix a small amount of paint up, playing and testing to find perfect color ratios, before using a whole quart for a large project. And when you find your perfect hue, use the same ratios on a larger scale, with a quart of paint.
I grabbed a piece of stray wood from my garage and proceeded to paint all of my custom mixed colors. I loved seeing the variation of the colors all down the board.
So from Minnesota Pink Lady’s Slipper I formulated 4 additional custom colors. Including a hack of the new Pantone Color for 2014.
Here are the recipes for you to DIY at home. Feel free to change the ratios to make the colors your own!
I have a new love for Minnesota and her flower. I am thinking pinks and purples will be HOT for spring. So now I gotta paint something in it.
If you want to buy CeCe Caldwell Paint online you can shop online here .
What are you going to paint this weekend?