Refreshing Our Bedroom Space with the Voice Of Color PPG Pittsburgh Paints


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We’re redecorating here again! Another room badly needed a refreshing. This was my brother-in-law’s room. See the awesome pattern wallpaper? Yeah, that had to go.

painted wallpaper

However, I am no fan of peeling wallpaper off walls. I took on Pittsburg Paints challenge, The Voice of Color“Refresh Your Space”. PPG offers a swell line of household paint named Manor Hall. We received 2 gallons. One in “Spiced Cookie” and the other is “French Riviera.” We just designed a nautical theme for the kids room and for this space I’m thinking Paris. Maybe the “French Riviera” name invoked that.

manor hall paint
I am not done with the decor, I’d like an appliqué of Le Tour Eiffel or a cafe scene. I’d love a little chandelier hanging from the ceiling and some bold curtains for the windows. For now though, the mission is the walls.

voice of color paint

Manor Hall boasts Paint + Primer in one. It “Tints to all 1,890 colors in The Voice of Color®”

PPG Paint is great for…

  • Walls and ceilings
  • High traffic areas
  • Children’s rooms
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms

Best Used On:

  • Masonry
  • Primed metal
  • Wallboard
  • Wallpaper
  • Plaster
  • Primed wood

bubbled paint voice of color

Seeing this, we followed the directions for wallpaper which was to simply wash it and peel away any loose pieces. This paper has been on these walls for over 10 years. My husband decided to take it a step further and mud over the parts we peeled off the wall. Unfortunately the primer in this paint is not appropriate for just any wallpaper. We had to peel off parts where the paper bubbled up, mud it, and repaint the areas.

painted wallpaper

The lighter color, “Spiced Cookie” was not enough to cover the pattern with just one coat so 2 coats were needed. That increase in work was disappointing. “French Riviera” is a much darker color so I thought it would make for a great accent wall. I love the color and for some reason it went on quite differently almost like glue!

voice of color
I am really happy with the new colors in the room and I think the challenge was met by brightening the space, and adding the bold accent wall!

For inspiration, check out the Voice of Color website for your own painting project!


29 thoughts on “Refreshing Our Bedroom Space with the Voice Of Color PPG Pittsburgh Paints

  • April 19, 2013 at 11:57 am
    Redecorating is so fun. I love the colors you chose! I will be checking out the Voice of Color website for more inspiration too! Reply
  • April 18, 2013 at 8:47 am
    thanks for the review, the room looks great. we are getting ready to tackle our first ever paint job and need all the inspiration we can get! Reply
  • April 17, 2013 at 6:55 am
    That's definitely a refreshing update, and the colors bring everything to life. Reply
  • April 16, 2013 at 11:42 am
    That looks great! The accent wall is so fun! Dealing with wallpaper and painting is such a pain--y'all did a great job! Reply
  • April 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    I love the accent wall- it adds a pop of color that's just right for your room. Reply
  • April 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    that is a gorgeous blue unlike any i've seen on a wall! Reply
  • April 15, 2013 at 12:37 am
    Love the update - makes a world of difference! Reply
  • April 14, 2013 at 11:17 pm
    I like it! But what is mudding??? I've never heard of it before! Reply
  • April 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    love the accent wall! I am so afraid of picking bold colors like that but I always love it in other peoples homes! Reply
  • April 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    I love after pic! You really brightened up the room! Reply
  • April 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    What a difference a fresh coat of paint can make! Reply
  • April 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    ooh,that wallpaper was bad! lol! i LOVE the accent wall! the color is beautiful! Reply
  • April 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    I love the accent wall! I love bright colors on walls but the accent wall is perfect for not overwhelming the whole room. And white frames look amazing on a bright wall :) Good color choice! Reply
  • April 14, 2013 at 10:22 am
    It looks great and I love the one out of four color wall style. Reply
  • April 14, 2013 at 10:12 am
    Very vibrant color! It really makes the room look alive! Reply
  • April 14, 2013 at 4:40 am
    Wow! I never would have thought to use that color. It looks great! Really! Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net Reply
  • April 14, 2013 at 1:01 am
    That wall pops! Kudos to paint vs. the wallpaper! Reply
  • April 14, 2013 at 12:54 am
    The walls looks so much better especially the blue accent wall really opens up the space Reply
  • April 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    One of my favorite colors right now!! Pretty! Reply
  • April 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    Looks alot the color. Reply
  • April 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    Love the color--great for summer! Reply
  • April 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm
    Love the blue shade. So fresh and spring like. Great job making your disclosure seem part of the story. I liked how well integrated it was. Reply
  • April 1, 2013 at 9:21 am
    Love the new look! The room looks so warm and fresh now. I've found that lighter colors (even the ones that say they have primer in them) still need a good two coats to look good. We always do it just in case anyway. Reply
  • April 1, 2013 at 9:17 am
    Oh I love the new look! You are right. That old wall had to go! So not appealing! I love the bold accent wall. It really pops. And makes the room more brilliant. Reply

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