Room Color and How it Affects Your Mood

November 11, 2014


The colors of the rooms within your home need to bring out your personality. While most of us may not spend a lot of time thinking about room color, it affects every day of our lives. Room color can influence our mood and our thoughts. Colors affects people in many ways, depending upon one’s age, gender, ethnic background or local climate. Certain colors or groups of colors tend to get a similar reaction from most people – the overall difference being in the shade or tones used. So when it comes to decorating, it is important to choose wisely. Read More


October 17, 2014


Painting the exterior of a house can be a demanding job. But you can save yourself a lot of work by preparing properly for the project.

First, decide how much of the exterior will be painted. Only the shutters or trim may need to be painted rather than the entire house. Next, determine the colors and the types of paint you want to use. Many companies now provide recommended color combinations with their sample books to show you what colors look good together. Read More

Barbican FC to face Los Perfectos in Sherwin Williams Colour Scape KO finals

October 13, 2014

Shouts of GOAL rippled across the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex at Saturday’s Sherwin-Williams Color Scape KO semi-finals playoff. Defending Champions Barbican FC were up against Portmore Strikers FC while Los Perfectos faced off against Waterhouse FC.

The win was Barbican’s 50th stretching back from 2011. Barbican raced to a comfortable four to nil lead in the first half an hour. Tashana Vincent lead the goal scoring spree with 4 goals taking her tallying in all competitions to 24; seven of those coming against Rangers FC.

Photo Credit: Yardie Sports

The other goal scorers; Tashieka Small scored in the 31st minute, Shanique Smith in the 38th and Davia Smith in the 41st. Portmore Strikers scored an own goal in the 73rd minute empowering Barbican’s victory streak. Their scores continued to soar as Tremaine Brown, Shee Ann Sergeant, Ashlee Sawyers and Rochelle Bryan scored one goal apiece; ending the semi-finals with Barbican 12 goals to nil.

Los Perfectos defeated Waterhouse 3 – 2 to secure their spot in the Sherwin-Williams Color Scape KO finals.

Will Barbican FC become the first team to win all three titles in four seasons? Find out on October 25th when the defending champions Barbican FC face Los Perfectos FC.

DIY Faux Malachite

October 9, 2014


I would have never guessed a couple years ago when I made this double wide desk from IKEA components, that I’d still be using this inexpensive combo today. I really love it – it’s great to have so much work space – but it was time to change up the look a bit. When Sherwin-Williams invited me to use some of their green paint to dream up a project for National Painting Week, I knew my old trusty desk was going to be the lucky target. Read More

Color Selection Made Easy with Sherwin-Williams COLOR VISUALIZER

October 1, 2014

Do you need help picking house colors? Use this handy web tool from our Sherwin-Williams website to try out different colors on a digital photograph of your house.

Yes you read right! Say hello to Sherwin-Williams’ COLOR VISUALIZER – a web based tool designed to make colour selecting process much easier.

Selecting the right paint color for your house can be a very daunting experience. We often end up spending countless hours going through hundreds of paint chips, finally selecting a color and applying the paint – only to be unhappy with the final result for various reasons. Let Sherwin-Williams help you to not only save time, but also give you the confidence that your final color selection is definitely an awesome choice.

We recommend exploring color options using the Sherwin-Williams COLOR VISUALIZER tool, located right here at

This online tool is designed to get you started in the right color direction, and only involves three easy steps.

Step One

Upload a picture of your project (looking to color your space but don’t have a photo? No problem! You can visualize color by choosing one of our interior or exterior scenes).


Step Two

Use the drawing tool to highlight areas on the picture where you wish to change the color. The best practice is to block off a large area and change drawing tools to subtract details that you do not want to change color, for instance windows or shutters, it’s all up to you. If you chose one of our scenes, you will notice that each scene is pre-marked and ready to paint.

Step Three

Select colors from the Sherwin-Williams online color palette and then paste the color in areas you have previously highlighted.


Using a Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer Scene:

Simply drag and drop a color on a highlighted area. Continue to select drag and drop a new color until you find a shade that’s right for you.


There you have it, as easily as that you can see how colors will blend in – or not – with the rest of your decor. You can explore color combinations to your hearts desire until you achieve the look and feel that speaks to you.

Our Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer is guaranteed to help you narrow your color choices, order real paint samples and then test the real paint color.

Online tools are a great way to get you started, however the real paint should be tested on the area to be painted and evaluated in natural light.

Not tech-savvy? No worries, Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use our Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer.

When you are ready to bring your colors to life visit a Sherwin-Williams store near you.

Know Your Moldings: 10 Popular Trim Styles to Spiff Up Any Space

September 26, 2014


Decorative Moldings

Moldings exist in myriad forms. Each is designed for a specific purpose—framing a door, for example, or providing a visual transition at the junction of walls and flooring. So many types of molding decorate our homes today, it’s often difficult to distinguish them. But here’s the good news: You never again have to be confused between batten and baseboard. Read More