This month, as you may have noticed, we, at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, are all about color! I am very proud that my new line of fabulously hued Martha Stewart Living Paint is now available at The Home Depot in the US and Canada. Our May issue of Martha Stewart Living is entitled "Color for Everyone" and we are featuring color on my television show tomorrow April 20th. Check your local listings.
Last week, on my regular appearance on the Today Show, I showcased a selection of our 280 new paint colors. During the segment, I also shared a paint palette and décor ideas from the "Superneutrals" story in the May issue of my magazine.
On Thursday of last week, I taught the Do It Herself (DIH) Workshop at The Home Depot on 23rd Street in Manhattan. The workshop featured my new paint line and I had the pleasure of teaching those in attendance, along with the help of Tom Eberharter - Director of Design & Fabrication at MSLO. The Home Depot also hosted similar paint workshops at locations nationwide. If you watch my television show tomorrow, you will have the opportunity to see footage from that workshop and learn so much more about incorporating color into your lifestyle.
1 Our May issue - on newsstands Monday, May 12th - is all about color and features this great story called 'Superneutrals,' which inspired the Today Show segment.
2 Our new Martha Stewart Living paint line at The Home Depot, features 280 beautiful colors, available in interior and exterior paint, including four interior sheens - flat, eggshell, semi-gloss, and high-gloss - and two exterior sheens - flat and satin.
3 The paint also features rich, no-drip formulas with low odor and low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compound). Plus, it provides smooth, quick-drying coverage in a single coat and is long lasting.
4 The color palette is inspired by nature and all the things that I love—a vintage basket, porcelain plates, flowers, hand-dyed fabric, pumpkins form the garden, desserts, and even the color of one of my French Bulldogs, Francesca.
5 On the set of the Today Show, I demonstrated easy ways of how to incorporate color into a room.
6 This wooden tray was painted to introduce more color.
7 Our Superneutrals
8 This is our Martha Stewart Living paint brochure, available at The Home Depot.
9 As usual, Matt was keenly interested and asked many great questions.
10 I explained how the end tables were found in a consignment store and were painted to go with the decor.
11 Even the paper lampshades were painted, as well.
12 Colorful accent pillows are the final touch.
13 On Thursday, April 15, I led the Do-it-Herself meeting workshop, featuring Martha Stewart Living paint, at the Home Depot store on 23rd street in Manhattan. Tom Eberharter, the Director of Design & Fabrication at our company, joined me for the workshop.
14 I love teaching and I had so much fun!
15 Here I am with Dan Adam, The Home Deport Interior Paint Merchant.
16 Our Martha Stewart Living paint comes in 280 colors - all inspired by nature.
17 I am very proud of this new line.
18 Here are ten Superneutral Paint Colors - part of our 280 interior and exterior Martha Stewart Living paints at Home Depot.
19 All of our 280 colors are inspired by nature.
20 The workshop
21 Very unique paint can design
22 Look for a display like this one at your Home Depot.
These are some amazing colors!! I stopped by the local home depot to see them. Bright and fresh! In fact I have the golden buttermilk bisquit on my kitchen walls covering 3 sides and the remainder is bright white subway tiles on the remaining walls and backsplash! Inspired by you!! Thanks again Martha!! Stunning absolutely stunning!
Dan Viger http://www.meandmartha.net
Hollis Center, Maine.
My congressional campaign has ended abruptly see http://www.toueyforcongress.com/. I will have some time to go see these wonderful paints. Over the weekend, I enjoyed seeing your new sewing book at the local Borders. It was positioned in a cluster of your other recent books at the front of the store. The Today show segment was beautiful. Onward for me this spring completing my vegetable garden,contributing to opening up ballot access and completing a job search.
Posted by: Teresa Touey | April 19th, 2010 at 7:38 am
Your new paint line at Home Depot is excellent! Not only are the colors fabulous, but your brochures and samples make color selection so easy. I painted my hallway "Dolphin" and "Bedford Gray" and it looks great! Even better was the quality of the paint. Covered in one coat and it produced a near flawless finish. I'm already planning my next paint project …with your new paint line there is so much inspiration.
Posted by: Brian | April 19th, 2010 at 10:00 am
You may have noticed that I have some of your paint colors on my profile page on Twitter. http://twitter.com/trishcastro I put as many as I could in a cover that Home Depot gave out at the demos and then I fanned the paint chips out. I spent a lot of time getting all those paint chips but I still ‘need’ a few more from at the top of the rack which are hard for me to reach. Anyway, the colors are great and I love the names and also that each chip has a symbol so we can coordinate the colors easier. I chose some with the apple symbol. Some of these names are amazing like Crevecoeur and Wampum and Magnolia Grandiflora! So I tested the semi-gloss that I’ll use on a door and it is definitely low odor which means I can paint without my sister complaining. She has so many allergies. Thanks Martha for always providing us with the best of everything! Trish
Posted by: Trish | April 19th, 2010 at 10:32 am
Love the paint colors I am following you on twitter I wish you could follow me.
My husband and I spent over an hour at Home Depot yesterday looking at your incredible paint selection and many products. It was so fun seeing that Francesca and Sharkey even have their own paint! Very cute. Now we are totally inspired to paint our tired- ooking house, so thank you for getting us motivated and for your excellent products. Now, if your paint just came with painters to help, we'd be thrilled no end!
Posted by: Jackie S. | April 19th, 2010 at 12:27 pm
The Home Depot stores here will not have the Martha Stewart paint line until mid May. I'm waiting (very impatiently) to paint our new apartment.
oh I LOVE color! Can't wait to check out your paints at my local Home Depot in Vancouver! So glad they are in Canada! I have a lot of walls that need painting
Posted by: Wendy | April 19th, 2010 at 2:49 pm
many of the rooms in our home with softer and soothing colors a few years ago. We added some bright and cheery fabrics. It has made such a difference in how we feel when we walk into the rooms. I still have a few rooms to redo, so I will definitely see if some of these shades will work for us.
Posted by: bunkycooks | April 19th, 2010 at 2:58 pm
I painted our house in 1998 with Martha Stewart paints when they 1st debuted. I absolutely cherish those colors! & how they transformed a room. Unfortunately, as moves go, we had to get things in, with some rooms left unpainted. Between then and now, couldn’t' find colors I loved as much as these. With these new colors of paints, I’ll have to freshen the rooms I didn't get to, and finally finish up some old projects.! And while I’m at it cover some tables & chairs too. Thanks again for this new and lovely line of colors.
Posted by: Linnea | April 19th, 2010 at 3:25 pm
Very beautiful -- and who couldn't use a little extra color in their lives??
Hi Martha, What a colorful blog! I love all of the colors in the May issue of MSL magazine. When visiting Home Depot last week, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful paint items and will have to study all of the colors so I can choose which ones I will buy soon. How fun it would have been to have you at that Home Depot displaying and teaching about your paints!!! I would be thrilled if that ever happened here! I'm going to get one of your chaise lounges soon. Haven't decided which one I want yet. They are soooo comfortable!! Loved your last episode on the Today Show. You looked super and Matt was really great. Hopefully I can stay awake to watch your TV Show at 2AM tonight. I sure miss being able to see it during the daytime. Thank goodness I can watch you on Hallmark at 9 to 11 every morning. So fun to see Dan Hinkley again today. Bainbridge Island isn't to far from where I live. Loved watching Emeril's new show last night. How fun that you were his 1st guest and that you brought him all of your delicious farm food. How thoughtful!. Love, Jan
I went to the class at my local Home Depot, but they had not received any chips or color charts. Plus they only had one sample gallon of paint. The Aegean Blue was wonderful, but why do we have to wait until May 1st for the product to be rolled out here in Indiana? Disappointed.
Posted by: Lisa | April 19th, 2010 at 11:50 pm
I love your paint selection and I am about to paint every room in the first house I've ever purchased. Needless to say, I will be using your products, but I noticed something odd at Home Depot that maybe you can help to resolve. They sell paint suits in one size: "large/extra-large." That's it! With your clout, would you please suggest that they accomodate women who may be smaller or medium in size? Thank you, Martha.
Posted by: Roberta Palumbo | April 20th, 2010 at 8:59 am
the color you have on your brdroom was it cornstarch, corn meal, corn flower? I cant recall and the companion colors as well please.
Posted by: Dawn Markham | April 20th, 2010 at 10:18 am
On today's show, you were making the rainbow cake and there was some question as to the order of the colors - there is a very simple way to remember the order. The name "Roy G. Biv" stands for red, orange, yell0w, green ,blue, indigo, and violet. Simple - there's the order and you will never forget Roy G. Biv! Happy painting.
Posted by: Jan Canyon | April 20th, 2010 at 1:06 pm
I LOVE your paints and have always used them!! They are beautiful and always turn out exactly like the swatch! They are smooth, easy to use, wonderful quality! Thank you for continuing to make them with less odor, for all of us with health issues.... I hope the new line is as good as the old! Great choice of color on the new line, I will reccommend to many!
Posted by: Sheri | April 20th, 2010 at 6:19 pm
Martha, I loved the photos of your daffodils. They remind me of a scene from my all time favorite movie, Dr. Zhivago. After a long winter there were hundreds of daffodils were peeking through the snow.
Posted by: Judy Soto | April 21st, 2010 at 12:44 am
I loved the Superneutrals - gorgeous, lovely, timeless. I was looking at it with a friend and we were so thrilled with the pictures that we may have (politely, of course) pulled the magazine away from each other.
i loved all i see!bravo!i want to but i know i don't have how!
Posted by: diana zaharia | April 22nd, 2010 at 6:34 am
I just have to comment on the Martha Stewart paints. I am in the process of having the interior of my house painted for the first time after 16 years. I have lived with the white painter's paint since the house was built. My painter and I are just going on and on about Martha. She, my painter, now only wants to use the Martha paint. So far we have used Brook Trout in the hallways with Dill in the alcove. Gray Squirrel in my bedroom with Plumage as an accent wall. Sandpiper in my bathroom with one accent wall of gray squirrel. City Scape in the kitchen with Barn as an accent sguare on one wall. When something needs touched up, Martha does not let us down...touch ups do not show...they blend right in! Martha comes up in several of our conversations. We laugh and talk about letting Martha know how we love love her paints. So now I am....Martha we love your paint! Now if only you had matching towel colors...such as plumage and gray squirrel. Seriously, people need to try your paint to know how great it is. They will not go to another brand. Thank You!!
Posted by: Linda Kuhns | January 9th, 2011 at 8:49 am
Your "Sandpiper" has to be the all-time best neutral for a house with tiny rooms. It really opens up the space, and looks great as a backdrop for colorful canvases.
Posted by: Susan B | March 21st, 2011 at 10:47 pm
I love the new paints but am finally getting around to painting/decorating a room - similar to one Martha had years ago. Trying to locate formula for Silkie White.
Posted by: Molly Brinkman | April 20th, 2011 at 11:40 am
I have become a REAL fan!! I purchased an older home in Dallas in July and began the process of deciding on paints with lots of great input from family members, friends, etc. The previous owners had painted EVERYTHING white!! including white Corian kitchen cabinets. As the saga unfolded, we eventually found your Martha Stewart Living Color metallic glaze in Muscovado (item # 358 483)at Home Depot. For the walls, we had decided on a form of knock down texture, then Home Depot peanut butter paint and found the Muscovado glaze after trying/looking at many types of glazes/stains, etc. It was unbelievable when applied. It was easy to apply and rub off, creating an incredible patina/contrast with the peanut butter base coat. Comments were: it is beautiful, rich, AWESOME. Then, we had decided to install tumbled stone on the bathroom floors and I had bought a white color 6 x 6 stone. I kept stewing about the color and tried the glaze on one of the stones and it POPPED...showing all the patina and variations normal to tumbled stone...eventually using it in 2 bathrooms and a shower, and of course, sealing it very well as it is very porous. The real kicker finally came when we were pondering what to do about the VERY white kitchen cabinets (we had decided to keep the good wood cabinets rather than the newer cheaper built type but still very pricey). We tried numerous stains, finishes, that would coordinate/complement the hickory walnut wood flooring. We eventually picked a flat cream color for the base coat and then tried the Muscovado glaze and ONCE again, the cabinets took and absorbed the glaze so well, and looked like a very rustic cabinet type. SO once again, Martha, you are a genius. This product has MULTIPLE possibilities and you should sell a zillon cans!!! It comes in a 10 oz plastic "can" so is very handy to use. THANKS MARTHA!!! from a very happy homeowner. Leon Bawcom, Dallas
Posted by: Leon | September 12th, 2011 at 10:51 am
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