Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Reflecting Pool

I got an email from a reader that was having trouble locating Ralph Lauren paint and really wanted to use 'Reflecting Pool' in her bathroom.  I love it so much, I used it in my closet:
My front hall:
And my downstairs bath....I love how it sometimes looks more green, sometimes more blue depending on the light. 
I found out that RL paint is only sold in select True Value stores and their own stores, so that was a bummer.  Lucky for you, I have the formula for the color mixed in Behr paint - which is what I used because I'm cheap and didn't want to pay for RL paint. 
In related news, this is one hot shade these days...do you think John and Sherry were inspired by my closet when picking the color for their guest room?  haha
The colors are nearly identical, no? 
Obviously, we all have great taste. 

25 comments:

Lavender and Lilies said...

The colors are nearly identical. Great taste!

Alli (and Tommy too!) said...

Where did you get that amazing white lamp? I'm hoping it was recently and not at Home Goods or TJ Maxx (a.k.a., impossible to find again)

-Kasey said...

Love the color... it's so rich and I would for sure do a color like this in our office!

amandalaird said...

Yes yes yes! Thank you so much for posting the colour mix. Ralph Lauren paint is no longer sold in Canada. Greatly inspired by your hallway I have been searching high and low for a colour match for my den. You have made my whole week. Thanks!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Beautiful colour Sara! Well done girl.

Cait @ Hernando House said...

I think the better question is who ISN'T inspired by your closet? Haha :)

Michelle @ Ten June said...

I LOVE this color. It's so pretty. I am actually planning on using it in a mood board soon, for a friend! My brother-in-law and his gf painted their hallway something similar (posted on it yesterday). It's a fab new color!

Heather @ REOlisticRenovation said...

Haha so true! This color is beautiful. It is so deep and rich. I especially love it in your entry way!

dolores @ Welcome to My Humble Ablog said...

Can I just say that I love looking in your closet? Who knew that such a tiny room can have such a huge impact.

And I knew I had seen that color somewhere else when I was reading about it over at YHL! Though I don't feel YHL decorated around the color very well. They may need more of your input. ;)

theultimate said...

They do look identical!! I was actually thinking that when I was browsing their site this morning.

Life in Rehab said...

Gorgeous color! I love a bold hue. And thank you for sharing the formula!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love seeing how it looks in different rooms. I painted our kitchen the same as our bedroom and it looks totally different. At first, I thought I may have grabbed the wrong gallon when I was cutting in.

(PS I'm using your trim first/walls last method of painting in the dining room. I think you are right. It's much easier. What was I thinking?)

Mary @ stylefyles said...

haha oh man, I read both blogs and didn't even make the connection - but yes, they are very similar! Love the color - it's such a great shade!

This is the color I wanted when I got to pick out my bedroom wall color as a kid. But my parents wouldn't let us pick dark colors, so I had to downgrade to a gross pale shade of blue.

It was still blue, so I took it. But this is basically my favorite shade of blue ever, and what I wanted. If only my parents had a better sense of interior design. hahaha

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Considering its color-changing qualities in different lights, Reflecting Pool is quite a fitting name for this color. How nice of you to share the Behr formula!

emjanes said...

Holla! This is the closest I've come to a shout out! Can't wait for my new bathroom... I just ordered the tile today!

Oonafey said...

I desperately want to paint our basement a similar shade, but everything looks strange in the light down there... I may have to get a sample made up of both of these. The Mr. doesn't think it goes with the mismatched tile windowsills we've got down there, but how am I going to find something that perfectly coordinates with 6 different 50's tile colors? lol

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

Teal definitely seems like the it color this season! Trendsetters all of you!

Amanda- Hip House Girl said...

Girl, they totally copied you. :) It is a seriously cool color. I may copy you too. But no new projects until I finish some of these old ones!

KOB said...

I can't believe such a dark color looks so darn amazing in such a small space! I love it!

LindzWhite said...

you were reflecting all sorts of pools before it was cool :) it really IS a great color!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the Behr match! I saw this on YHL yesterday, too, and I have been stalking this color for awhile. I found a cloth napkin in a very close match and I decided I want it in my master bedroom. Now I have to figure out if I should do all walls or just one drama wall...decisions decisions! Good taste!

Meg said...

I love the blog world because I get the opportunity to see girls design in a way that I would never think to do!

I have always opted for lighter paint colors, but you always go for the rich and dramatic hues...and I'm always so impressed! I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

Joi said...

Girl, seeing this picture again and again makes me want to paint my bathroom this color STAT! I need some help resisting it! ; )

bungalowbliss said...

Wow, I'm in such good company! I just chose something similar for my bathroom (white wainscoting was already there)! I have thought the very same thing about it being more blue at times and more green at others. Totally love it! The color looks great in your entry, as well!

Nancy Davis said...

Thanks Sara for sharing the formula for the color mixed in Behr paint.. sometimes its difficult to find colors at stores specially if you are picky like me. BTW, you closet look great! Love it


Nancy
Window Planet for Superior Quality Windows and Doors in Toronto