I love a good dark wall that helps artwork pop. So I was extremely thrilled when Dutch Boy Paints reached out to me. Dutch Boy has some new high-performance painting products exclusively at Menards for all areas of your home. I will be trying a couple different kinds in different finishes including a high gloss. I am collaborating with them to spice up a few rooms in my home (living & rec room accent walls and main bathroom cabinets). For my living room which has vaulted ceilings, there is a curved wall that encloses a closet that I am painting in a flat finish using their Dura-Clean Paint + Primer in “Anchored Blue”. It’s a very dark navy that looks a little like charcoal gray. You can see a sneak view below.
I wanted a matte finish so that my artwork stands out. I originally selected another color but I went on Dutch Boy’swebsite to use their Color Visualizer which was instrumental in helping me decide on the color. I was able to see what looked more brown than I wanted and what was too dark or too light… all from the comforts of my home. I think that’s great when you may not necessarily have the time to go inside the store to look at paint swatches.
I also like that you can pick rooms on the site to see how the colors would look. For example, a wall painted a certain color in a room with natural light versus a room with only one window, will have a different look. You can also upload your own image of the room you’re painting.
One small but impactful detail that I like is the containers the paint comes in. My dad painted professionally so I have a lot of knowledge already and I paint a lot for clients as well. One thing that always irks my soul is prying the paint cans open. I was pleasantly surprised to see Dutch Boy has a plastic twist-on lid that is super easy to open and close and frankly, much quieter. There is no need to hammer the lids back shut. That small detail makes a world of difference for me.
I also like the fact that their paints have primers already in it so it makes the process much faster thus giving you more time for fun stuff like, décor and styling. Dutch Boy Paints recently unveiled an extended Dura Clean® product line exclusively at Menards stores. Basically they’re easy-to-maintain, stay-clean formulas with Dura Clean Interior Paint + Primer in three new lines. More on that later when I reveal the living room revamp. In the mean time, I showed you how artwork looks on deep hued walls and can’t wait for the end result…
This post is in partnership with Dutch Boy Paints & Menards however viewpoints are genuinely my own. Thanks for supporting brands that help me run this blog}