I’m excited to share another makeover with you today. I’m calling it my Sherwin-Williams Color-of-the-Year Two-Day Makeover. (Albeit a long title, but I hope it’s informative!)

Sherwin-Williams 2020 Color of the Year:

If you haven’t heard, Sherwin-Williams announced that their 2020 Color of the Year is Naval SW 6244. It’s a deep, rich navy blue that looks gorgeous on a wall, cabinetry, or even a piece of furniture. In the design world, navy has been hot recently. In my opinion, Sherwin-Williams nailed it with this color choice. It’s a nourishing color that’s inspired by the sea and stars, creating a relaxing space that’s grounded in nature.

*This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This year I’ve been working on a few projects with Sherwin-Williams. Back in the spring, I shared how I chose paint colors when I redid my master bedroom. In June I posted about returning to my hometown to give the local senior center a makeover. Most recently, I added a pop of purple to my backyard firepit area.

My latest challenge was to use Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year to make over a room in my home. As you may know, my entryway is painted navy blue and my new powder room (reveal coming soon) has a navy wallpaper. I’m not sure I would have thought to do another room in blue, but I was excited about the challenge. I also had a space that needed a little love and could handle a fun treatment with such a beautiful color.

Meet my exercise room.

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Naval Two-Day Makeover #makeover #sherwinwilliams #coloroftheyear #navel #homegym #beforeandafter #paint #navy

 

Although it was previously coated in dust and cobwebs from lack of use, I knew this space could be enhanced with a coat of paint and a few decorative and functional touches. After just finishing up a major kitchen remodel, I wanted quick, inexpensive, but impactful! I was the ideal candidate for a two-day makeover.

 

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Naval Two-Day Makeover #makeover #sherwinwilliams #coloroftheyear #navel #homegym #beforeandafter #paint #navy

My plan for this makeover was to use Sherwin-Williams Naval SW 6244 on the ceiling and top fourth of the wall and then paint the bottom three-quarters of the wall white. (Sherwin-Williams Pure White SW 7005 to be specific.) So that’s what I did.

Sherwin-Williams 2020 Color of the Year Makeover:

I cleared out the room and prepped for paint. I decided to start by painting the Naval first. Because of gravity, drips and spatter are inevitable when I paint ceilings, so I figured it was best to start at the top and work my way down.

Day 1: Cut in and roll two coats of Naval.

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Naval Two-Day Makeover #makeover #sherwinwilliams #coloroftheyear #navel #homegym #beforeandafter #paint #navy

I used Sherwin-Wiliams Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in a Satin Finish. Even with such a deep and beautiful color going over a light tan, I was able to cover the ceiling and top portion of the wall with two coats of paint.

Between the coats, I started to cut in the Pure White around the bottom portion of the wall.

Day 2: Finish cutting in and roll Pure White; then clean and decorate.

I let the Naval dry overnight since I was going to apply painter’s tape to give a crisp clean line. The next morning I used a ruler and a level to figure out where to place the break line between the colors. My ceilings are about 7.5 feet high so I determined the line should be 68 inches from the floor.

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Naval Two-Day Makeover #makeover #sherwinwilliams #coloroftheyear #navel #homegym #beforeandafter #paint #navy

With the tape in place, I finished cutting in the Pure White, and then I rolled the walls. Again, this took two coats for good coverage. Before the paint dried, I pulled off the painter’s tape to reveal a beautifully crisp line.

While the paint dried, I cleaned the room and moved around my equipment. I also brought in this dresser I already owned. I put a TV on top of the dresser so now I can watch shows and movies while running on the elliptical.

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I also swapped out the overhead light. Luckily, I had this one on hand. (I had purchased the light by mistake for a project I was working on a while back so I was excited for a chance to use it.)

I made a quick trip to my favorite local home decor store and scored this beautiful artwork and a large mirror. Every exercise room needs a large mirror, right?

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I chose this artwork for several reasons. The night sky and the idea of “written in the stars” is the inspiration behind Sherwin-Williams Naval color. Although this art doesn’t directly represent either of those, it reminds me of the solar system and feels like it ties in with the “written in the stars” theme. Do you see it? Anyway, I love it and thought it was a wonderful addition to my exercise room.

Once the art was hung, my Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Two-Day Makeover was complete!

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Naval Two-Day Makeover #makeover #sherwinwilliams #coloroftheyear #navel #homegym #beforeandafter #paint #navy

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Naval Two-Day Makeover #makeover #sherwinwilliams #coloroftheyear #navel #homegym #beforeandafter #paint #navy

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Naval Two-Day Makeover #makeover #sherwinwilliams #coloroftheyear #navel #homegym #beforeandafter #paint #navy

What do you think?

I realize this isn’t a major makeover or a highly decorated space, but I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and how much a coat of paint did to transform the space.

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Naval Two-Day Makeover #makeover #sherwinwilliams #coloroftheyear #navel #homegym #beforeandafter #paint #navy

I’ve always wanted to paint a ceiling something other than white. The color is killer in this room.

Overall, the room feels cozy, fresh, and up-to-date. And I no longer need to keep the door closed when people come over. I’m now proud of the space and happy for others to see it.

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Naval Two-Day Makeover #makeover #sherwinwilliams #coloroftheyear #navel #homegym #beforeandafter #paint #navy

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Naval Two-Day Makeover #makeover #sherwinwilliams #coloroftheyear #navel #homegym #beforeandafter #paint #navy

It’s always so exciting to see how paint can alter the look and feel of a room. I’ve painted more rooms than I can count, and the change that paint makes still surprises me! Paint is powerful, people!

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Naval Two-Day Makeover #makeover #sherwinwilliams #coloroftheyear #navel #homegym #beforeandafter #paint #navy

I hope you enjoyed seeing this makeover and celebrating Sherwin-Wiliams 2020 Color of the Year with me! Are you excited about this beautiful color choice? Will/have you used this color in your home? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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  • Cindi at

    Awesome! Great job Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you, Cindi!

      xo Michael

      • Teresa Venhuizen at

        Stunning! Did you bring the blue down into the wall because the ceiling was lower an usual? I have been hesitant to use such a powerful blue in a small space but feel encouraged to take a chance on that blue!

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          Thank you so much! I just wanted to try something different. There was no particular reasoning for it. I’ve seen similar treatments with paint, so I decided to give it a shot.

          xo Michael

  • Teri Osborne at

    You should paint the inside of the closet black strips, stencil or wall paper it with a cool black an whit design. I love little surprises like that.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Such a fun idea!!

      xo Michael

  • Teri Osborne at

    I am going to do this in Navy blue for my workout room. I love this idea.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yay! So glad you found some inspiration!!

      xo Michael

  • Kathy at

    Looks fantastic! You are so right, paint Is powerful!!
    Congrats on a wonderful makeover!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you, Kathy!!

      xo Michael

  • Haneen Matt at

    Ohhhh, I love it, Michael!! Love that you took it to the ceiling! Love the art! Love the light fixture!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haneen!! Thank you so much! <3

      xo Michael

  • Elise Laney at

    It is beautiful. Also, you just totally justified my Max Trainer purchase from earlier this month! 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you!! And haha. I actually wish I loved the Max Trainer more. I think I prefer a more traditional elliptical, BUT attempting to make this one work.

      xo Michael

  • Amanda R. at

    I love makeovers like this because they are more realistic to what a lot of people are looking for in a makeover: a can of paint and a few decor pieces. It shows what a simple change to do to a room.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes. After my kitchen remodel my budget was a bit drained. I needed something I could do quickly and inexpensively. Paint to the rescue!

      xo Michael

  • Maria Oxender at

    I used Sherwin-Williams Naval on the ceiling of my powder room and I love it! I love how you brought the color down from the ceiling onto the top part of the walls too! I would have never thought of that. It looks so great!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you, Maria! I definitely challenged myself to try something new!

      xo Michael

  • Leah at

    Great space for working out. Lucky you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! It definitely feels nice to have it a space that is done.

      xo Michael

  • Kendal at

    I love how you did the tape “trick” by taping off the border and sealing it with the color that is underneath…you really achieved a beautiful crisp line! You should take credit for that! 🙂 LOVE the combo you chose!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      The tape works magic for creating a crisp line too. I always splurge for the best tape. It makes a difference.

      xo Michael

  • Jennifer B. at

    Looks great! I love the cactus in the corner. Always nice to have something live in a space. The planter is great!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! It always makes such a difference.

      xo Michael

  • Gina at

    Absolutely love it! My living room and dining room are painted in SW Naval. I did not know it was the 2020 color of the year

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You are so on trend! And they just announced the color this morning!!

      xo Michael

  • Talia at

    You are amazing!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! Thank you!! You are too kind!

      xo Michael

  • Pat at

    Absolutely stunning! I had this Naval color as an accent wall in my former apartment. My headboard is white velvet and I had all mirrors trimmed in gold on the wall. It was quite lovely!

    I love that you painted the ceiling and designed a new paint pattern with the white. You’re a pro with paint and design! I’m sure the art work is beautiful in person ~ I love it! Great job!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes. It looks so lovely with gold! And thank you so very much, Pat!!

      xo Michael

  • Mir Graham at

    “And I no longer need to keep the door closed when people come over.” 🤣🤣🤣 I find it hard to believe your home would have what I refer to as a “Monica closet” where the door has to remain shut.
    You are the best, and I love your workout room!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oh yes. I have a few “Monica closets” in my house … full rooms AND closets. Haha. I suppose we all do.

      xo Michael

  • Libby at

    Beautiful space and inspiring!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you, Libby!!

      xo Michael

  • Calypso in the Country at

    I love what you did in here! I also love the color, Naval. We painted our dining room that color last year and I am thrilled with how it looks. So excited to see that it’s the color of the year!
    Cheers!
    Shelley

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! Thank you!! I’m sure you’re dining room is fabulous!

      xo Michael

  • Julie Blanner at

    I love that you took that gorgeous color all the way up to the ceiling! You turned this into a beautiful room that anyone would love to work out in! Great job!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much!! <3

      xo Michael

  • Sandra at

    Beautiful! Great Job!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • LORI at

    This room is beautiful! Maybe workouts won’t be as painful now in such an bright space!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      This is my hope too! Ha. Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • renee' at

    Very nice! I love Blue but don’t have the nerve to paint a wall a dark color! :0
    Your floors are gorgeous by the way! <3

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you!! And that’s the great thing about this color (or any bold / dark color) – just do a feature wall, a door, or a piece of furniture!

      xo Michael

  • Krista at

    I’m so inspired by your use of color at the top of this room! Thanks to you, I now have the answer for where I’m going to put the jade green in my bedroom. Thanks for sharing this project!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oooooh! That sounds like it’s going to be lovely!! Happy painting!!

      xo Michael

  • Arli at

    You made some smaller changes for a really huge transformation! Love everything you did including the beautiful paint colors.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much! It’s amazing what paint can do!

      xo Michael

  • Ruth at

    I love the painting idea!!! The room came out fantastic!!! One question, I noticed that you placed the painters tape above the blue, being such a dark rich color, did you have to prime and paint over it or did it just cover with the paint???

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Honestly, I went back and forth with this. However, this particular paint (SW Emerald Line) has GREAT coverage. It just needed two coats of the white to cover the deep naval color. I typically always do two coats, so it worked perfectly!

      xo Michael

  • Sue at

    Hi Michael, you did a great job on your exercise room. I really didn’t get the new pictures, but I love them. You have a talent that I have always admired. Looking forward to the powder room reveal.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I just love they they are so unique and abstract. It takes me FOREVER to source art, but when I saw these I loved them instantly. They also had some of that deep blue color in them so they worked perfectly for the space.

      xo Michael

  • Effie at

    Love the final look and how you chose to do the ceiling & part of the wall in the navy! Looks amazing!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Effie!!

      xo Michael

  • Anna Moser-Gallego at

    Genius idea!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • Isabel Lemus at

    I love it!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • Mindy at

    Beautiful space! I’m laughing at myself because I don’t see in the artwork what you do; what I do see is abstract toast and bacon 🙂 which, in my brain equals perfect exercise room art ;)!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. Omg! Love that! And that’s why I love abstract art – it can mean different things to different people.

      xo Michael

  • Laura at

    Very Cool! I would have never thought to paint a room like that but, Wow! It looks fabulous!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Laura!!

      xo Michael

  • Theda at

    Great look! SW Pure White is my favorite!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! It’s such a great white!

      xo Michael

  • Susan at

    Amazing what a little paint can do isn’t it! Love the color! And navy and white is so classic!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It really is! Thank you so much, Susan!

      xo Michael

  • KathyT at

    Love the room, the navy looks great! I especially love the artwork. What is the store where you found it?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! I found them at HomeGoods!

      xo Michael

  • Guerrina at

    Not a major renovation, but a gutsy one that is stunning! You’ve a great eye for what works!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much! That means a lot to me!

      xo Michael

  • Adam at

    Sourcing question: where did you get the pot that the cactus is in?

    Space looks great!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Adam, you can find the planter here. This one is size: “wide”. Hope that helps!

      xo Michael

  • susie at

    you are so talented with paint and fearless in your choices! Good on you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Susie!!

      xo Michael

  • Lisa at

    Michael, you always come up with the best room designs! I think the navy ceiling/upper wall is brilliant! The art and ceiling light look great too! It’s really very stunning! I had that exact color on my bedroom walls throughout high school… uh, 1968! Great things never go away – they just come back better! Your modern twist to how you used the color is perfect!

  • Chris at

    Wow! Looks great! And a great reminder of what paint can do for a simple room makeover! Love it!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! That is so true! The power of paint!!

      xo Michael

  • Shelly at

    Michael – you are so talented! Everything you do seems to always turn out beautiful. Your blog posts are the ones I look forward to the most. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      This is so sweet, Shelly! You made my day! Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • Roxanne at

    I LOVE it! Navy and cobalt have been my favorite decorating colors for years…I hung in there even when everyone was going all white. And SW is the best paint, it never fades or wears out. What a joyous room to work out in now for you! My Golds Gym is painted the most disgusting gold/rust color, yuck. Luckily, I enjoy people watching.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww. Thank you Roxanne. And yes, I swear by Sherwin-Williams paint. It’s the only brand I’ll use!

      xo Michael

  • Trish Nicholas at

    Awesome!! I love it!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • Penny at

    Michael – Brilliant as usual. Thanks for the inspiration once again and enticing us out of our “timid” selves! BTW – where did you get the dresser (or chest) that you brought in the room? Is it vintage or new? Looks great and I love the style.

  • Nikki Blackburn at

    Fantastic! Simple, clean, and crisp!! The makeover makes one want to jump on the equipment for a workout!
    You are soooooo creative Michael!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Nikki!!

      xo Michael

  • Linda Neumann at

    Wow! Wow! Wow!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you, Linda!

  • Gersha at

    Wow. I love it. Blue is my favourite color but I’m yet to use it in a big way in my decor. I’m truly inspired now. Thank you.

  • Eva Tatum at

    Love the room. I’m using naval on lower cabinets in my kitchen. My cieling and trims are SW Reflective White. What color white would you recommend for upper cabinets. What is the white you used?

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