Show Your Team’s Colors!

August 15, 2008


Make It “Official.”

Is re-painting one of your children's rooms on your “to-do” list this year?   Yep, me too.   I don't mind the actual painting part of painting the room, but picking the colors out is probably my least favorite activity on this planet, next to getting my teeth drilled.   Anything activity that involves so many similar choices and options just makes my head spin.  I truly admire interior designers for their ability to make something useful out a sea of seemingly identical 1″ x 1″ samples.

To add to the fun on this project, our 12-year old son informed us he'd like to paint his room the color of the San Jose Sharks.  Hey,  why not?  He's an accomplished ice hockey player, and a rabid Sharks fan…  I could already feel the sweat trickling down the back of my neck.  How many teal swatches am I going to have to wade through to find the closest match to San Jose's???  Let's face it, although I'm not color-blind….I'm definitely color-dumb.  I could already picture the end result looking more like a circus tent than a hockey locker room…

So here's the funny part.  I get to say “Home Depot to the Rescue.” (I never thought those words would ever leave my brain, because shopping at HD is third on my pain scale after the two above)  But it's true!   My wife Patty found out that Home Depot has teamed up with Glidden Paints to offer the Team Colors line of paints.  What is the “Team Colors” product? It is simply a “stroke” of genius on behalf of Glidden and Home Depot — they worked out licenses with a whole bunch of professional sports leagues to get the “official” colors of their respective teams.

Glidden did all the work up front and computer-matched literally hundreds of team colors, so you simply need to check out the brochure to see if your team is in there, and then order how much of each color you want.   Done…It's just that easy.   So, do you want the paint your game room Stanford Cardinal Red for the Big Game?  No problem.   Are you a Michigan Wolverine fan (my condolences) or an Ohio State Buckeyes alum?   Check.  Detroit Red Wings?  Covered like an octopus.  They even have the Nascar colors.  (Now, that's dedication.)

Check out Glidden's site for more information:  Glidden Team Colors

This takes ALL of the guesswork out of picking the colors, and let's you focus on important tasks….like figuring out where to put all of these cool shades.  So have fun with it — showing  your team colors has never been easier!

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  1. chuck on August 24, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    A footnote to this post…I just finished the Shark’s project in my son’s room, and the colors turned out perfect. (The quality of the labor left much to be desired, so I guess I’ll keep my day job.) The paint quality is excellent — 2 coats more than suffice, and the colors matched the Shark’s colors perfectly.

    If you’re looking to go the sports path with a room, I’d highly recommend checking this out.


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