Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Two-Day MakeoverThis Post May Contain Affiliate Links. Please Read Our Disclosure Policy
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!)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Thank you for sharing. I am painting my exposed basement ceiling naval and was looking for a white to go with it.
Love this! I have popcorn ceilings so no painting up top for me, but I love your room makeover!
Love this, looks amazing. Keep up the excellent work.
Hiii! Love this- sooo beautiful!! Question- what sheen did you paint the naval and white in? Eggshell/ flat / satin?
I used eggshell / satin. I believe at Sherwin-Williams they are the same. Hope that helps!
Do you remember where you got that l I got fixture? I have been searching for one just like it.
It’s from Rejuvenation.
Hi Michael, I am a little late to respond to your post, but would you say that the dark blue ceiling extending down on the wall created the effect of a higher ceiling? I am trying to figure out how to make an 11’5″ x 12’3″ attic room with a sloped roof appear less rectangular and have a higher ceiling? The door is located on the shorter wall with one window opposite the door, and the longer walls start to angle up to the ceiling at about chair level- I was actually surprised to discover that the dimensions of the room were more square.
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?
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.
Wow! Wow! Wow!
Thank you, Linda!
Fantastic! Simple, clean, and crisp!! The makeover makes one want to jump on the equipment for a workout!
You are soooooo creative Michael!
Thank you so much, Nikki!!
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.
Awesome!! I love it!!