Choosing the right paint color

 I challenged myself this spring to tackle some of the larger projects in our home.  Painting the fireplace is one of them!  Today I'm excited to share with you a fun way on how I picked my paint color. 

This post is number 3 in the series of my fireplace makeover.  If you would like to start from the beginning you can catch up here & here.  

how I picked my paint color

My usual method for choosing a paint color is: I go to the hardware store, look at the paint chips and bring home a few paint samples. My go to paint is Benjamin Moore.  This time I did something different.  I went on the Benjamin Moore website! While I was there I stumbled upon a fun way to pick paint colors.  It's called  Personal Color Viewer By Benjamin Moore.  Have you heard of it?  You have the option to upload your own photo or use one of the sample room designs.
 I uploaded my own photo and selected three of my favorite white paints.
  I tried each one out on my photo and then picked one.
Here are the ones I selected. 




The one I thought looked best was...... 


Here is a sneak peek of the fireplace so far painted with White Dove.
Click on this link for the complete project
 Fireplace Makeover Reveal-Farmhouse Style



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