Decorators might call it your 'Lead' piece. In a bedroom, it may be your comforter, the curtains, or a piece of art. In the living room you might take your inspiration from a throw pillow, upholstered chair fabric, or again...a piece of art.
It's the item that everything in the room relates back to some how, whether it be color, pattern, or texture.
When it comes to the bathroom, we're likely using one of two things as the décor 'lead'. If you have a canvas or poster that you love, that's a perfect starting place. And in most rooms, starting with a poster would be natural and easy. But in the bathroom, we immediately come up against the lack of choices in shower curtains, which is a very large element and not always easy to coordinate. Stores will have various choices but you'll be lucky to find something 'just right'.
This is why I get so excited about the Sherwin Williams LetsChipIt.com tool.
I worked with a client this month on a Superhero themed bathroom for her boys. I only have daughters, but I do have grandsons, and they love their Superheros! She showed me the Superman poster below, which was her lead piece.
I suggested that she run it through the LetsChipIt process and let the tool pull the dominate colors out for us. From there, it was easy for me to apply the Sherwin Williams paint color codes to the stripes on her Superhero Inspired shower curtain. It turned out so great!
An added bonus is being able to stop in at Sherwin Williams and pick up the paint color swatches. Tuck them in your purse and you have your bathroom colors handy when you stumble on to a sale on towels or rugs. Much easier than carrying a Superman poster into Target!
Of course, this process isn't exclusive to kid bathrooms! Run any photo through LetsChipIt and we can incorporate the colors you want into any of our items. It's really fun, and the possibilities are endless!