Designing a Nursery with Emerald Paint from Sherwin Williams | Reveal


Designing a Nursery | Our Reveal!

Ever since we found out that we’re having a little girl I’ve had an itch to redo the kids’ room. We moved to Maine in August and decided that when M is old enough to leave the bassinet, she would share a bedroom with her big brother.

I wanted something that could be more girly, but not so girly that it would take away from a masculine theme for B. I knew we had to paint the walls to achieve this look. We often drive by a Sherwin Williams store that is near our house. One day we stopped in so I could look at the colors they had to offer. I love Sherwin Williams paint. When we got the opportunity to review their Emerald interior acrylic latex paint, I started to brainstorm theme ideas for their room.

designing a nursery

A few months ago we took B on a ferry to Vinalhaven and enjoyed an afternoon adventure on an island that is serious about lobstering and fishing. Looking back at the photos from our adventure, a light went off in my head to go with a nautical theme. B’s bedding has lighthouses, compasses, and anchors on it so I thought it would do well. Finding inspiration on Pinterest was wonderful, too.

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I ordered a nice light gray “Misty” for the base color of the walls, “Rose Colored” for the pink stripes behind M’s crib and “Rivulet” for accents. Before our move to Maine, I used the Fisher Price Room to Bloom tool to design the nursery in our Texas home. Naturally, I used the Room to Bloom tool for the nursery design in Maine because it is SO handy to actually see how it will come together. Our Fisher Price baby gear looks great in the new nursery and M definitely gets some use out of them!

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I have a few more decorations to go up (a ship wheel, fishing net, and nautical flags), but the biggest part of the project is done.

little boys bedroom

Designing a Nursery with Emerald Paint by Sherwin Williams

Emerald paint by Sherwin Williams is zero VOC while delivering unparalleled performance. Emerald Interior paint prevents stains from penetrating, provides easy wash ability, offers maximum resistance to water streaking and spotting, and has a smooth, beautiful finish. Emerald paint is low odor and contains antimicrobial properties that inhibit the growth of microbes like mold and mildew on the surface of the paint.


My husband and I were SO pleased to see that it went up with excellent coverage and only ONE COAT. That means we got the gray up in one afternoon and could move all the furniture back to where it belongs in time for bed time that same night!

B loves his new room and several family members who have come to visit us and baby M love it, too!

Here are some of the progress pictures from our painting experience:




For more information about Emerald Paint visit the Sherwin Williams website

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9 thoughts on “Designing a Nursery with Emerald Paint from Sherwin Williams | Reveal

  • January 28, 2013 at 12:18 am
    Awesome stripes and great nursery! =) Reply
  • January 27, 2013 at 1:31 am
    I like that the paint is zero VOC, don't need any extra chemicals in the kid's room. It looks very good. Reply
  • January 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    The room looks great and I love that you came up with a nice neutral color for the base. I have never used Sherwin Williams paint. It is so awesome that you only have to use one coat with this paint, plus it prevents stains from penetrating, provides easy wash ability, and inhibits the growth of mold and mildew. Those are great qualities! Next time I need paint I will definitely be checking out Sherwin Williams. Thank you for the great review! Reply
  • January 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm
    I'll have to check if we have a Sherwin Williams store nearby; I've never actually looked. I love the rose colored stripes you put up. I'm glad to hear that the paint has antimicrobial properties. Nice work!! Reply
  • January 26, 2013 at 10:34 am
    I like who you made the room friendly for both kids. The stripes turned out great! Reply
  • January 26, 2013 at 9:22 am
    I am so glad I read this. We are getting ready to move and have been debating what kind of paint to use on the kids rooms. This one has definitely made our list to check it out if I can find it locally! The room looks awesome by the way! Reply
  • January 26, 2013 at 8:55 am
    I love how you worked the room to fit a boy and a girl! Great Job Chantal Reply
  • January 26, 2013 at 6:51 am
    glad it has no voc's, very good for a nursery Reply
  • January 26, 2013 at 5:17 am
    I love the pink stripes! It looks amazing! Reply

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