Clark+Kensington Oyster Pearl


I used Oyster Pearl in the Clark and Kensington Paint and Primer in One Satin Enamel for my guest bathroom makeover!

Hi friends! I’ve completed my first painting project of the year. Didn’t take long, did it? 🙂

Clark+Kensington Oyster Pearl

When we bought our house almost two years ago, the entire house, Every. Single. Room. including the garage, was painted builder’s beige. And honestly I don’t mind beige. I picked it for the main living area in my old house. But this beige was a little too orange-y for me. So I set out to paint every room.

Builder's Beige Guest Bathroom

In 23 months, I’ve painted all but three of the rooms of this house. Those rooms are the two guest bedrooms and the second bath. But that all changed this week as I gave the bathroom a fresh coat of paint!

Clark+Kensington Oyster Pearl

I went to Ace Hardware and I picked out the color Oyster Pearl in the Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Satin Enamel. {I was so ready to get rid of the flat paint in there!} The paint went on smooth and covered well. I did paint two coats, but I always paint two coats no matter what.

I already had my shower curtain for inspiration. I want to pull in some pops of color like yellows, pinks, maybe some reds. So I decided to keep the background pretty neutral. I love grays, and so Oyster Pearl looked like a great gray for this space.

Clark+Kensington Paint+Primer in One

When I started painting it on, it looked very blue to me. But I have learned while painting my other rooms, that when painting over beige, it tends to make grays look super blue until I have all of the beige covered up. So, I kept painting. After it was all painted and dried, it definitely has some blue undertones, but I am digging that. {You can’t really see the blue on the screen, but you can definitely see it in person.}

Beige to Gray: Before & After Guest Bathroom

I really love the color and I love it paired with my pretty shower curtain.

Clark+Kensington Oyster Pearl

I can’t wait to share the rest of the room soon! I was playing with a yellow vase I have and some other decor items. And I have some old prints from my great-grandmother’s house that I’m going to frame and hang. Eeek! Another room is coming together!

Clark+Kensington Oyster Pearl

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  1. I really liked this color. something to thing about for my own bathroom this summer. I recently just used Clark and Kensington Silver Glamour paint in my bedroom. It looks fantastic

  2. I have used so many of the Clark-Kensington paints, but I am sitting in my family room now and it is painted Butterscotch and I just love it! I like to buy the low VOC paint and with added primer it covers super well.

  3. I’ve been thinking of painting my place for a while, and can’t wait to check out this line! Colors look beautiful.

  4. LOVE your new wall color! Looks like the perfect neutral and it definitely looks better than the beige 🙂 love the curtains, too!

  5. I love this paint color! It’s so light and peaceful! I agree with you–the beige you had was just a little too orange-ey. I have the same problem in my house!

  6. We just bought a house 12 months ago and we are in the process of remodeling and painting. This would be awesome. I love the color!

  7. I love “beach house”! When I am stuck between two (or more) paint colors- I pick the best name! 🙂 Thanks for the chance at the give-away! I really need to repaint a room!

  8. This color is so lovely! Great choice Laura! I would really love this same color in our master bedroom… we’re working to banish all of our builder beige as well!

  9. This brand is new to me, but I really love the oyster pearl. This will be a great starting point for me. I want to thank you for the chance to win this. It would mean the world to me to be able to paint, and I appreciate your hard work in reviewing/hosting.

    beachmommy915 at gmail dot com

  10. We bought paint from them to do living room awhile back but I can’t remember the name of color. I am looking for a pretty grey color now :-)!

  11. We just bought a new home and there are a couple of rooms that need some paint. Our new house is literally a quarter mile from an Ace Hardware, so I can go in there and look at the colors they have to offer.

  12. I like Designer White, Flat non glare! It is a pain to do primer then paint, and many people just paint with regular paint and don’t know why after 3 coats the results aren’t great, so paint and primer together is amazing!

  13. I had previously never heard of this brand but I think I will be trying them for my next project! Your bathroom looks great!

  14. Just bought teal bedding in the same pattern as your shower curtain off Zulily and will be looking for a dark orange color paint for a wall of our bedroom!

  15. we’ve never used clark & kensington paint before, but we’ll be looking for colors for the new house soon and would totally check out their colors. I love how the oyster pearl came out for your bathroom!

  16. i would be partial to any soft pastel blues and pinks…..i am thinking about repainting the “junk” room i am turning into a beach-themed crafting room

  17. Looks beautiful! I love this paint line. I really hope I win as I HAVE to paint my bathroom too! (It’s glossy Cookie Monster blue. No joke).

  18. I don’t have a favorite color yet, but I love Clark + Kensington paint! I got a sample and color matched a Ben. Moore color and the coverage was excellent!!

  19. I hadn’t heard of this paint before, but I am working on the same thing – every single room in my house is builder beige! Thanks!

  20. This is exactly what I need. I’m moving to Charlotte, NC and every wall is beige! I would absolutely love this. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  21. I do not. This is the first time I have become familiar with them but the oyster one is very pretty in your home.

  22. I’ve never heard of the paint brand before, but my favorite colors are turquoise, so I would choose a color similar to it. I like the color you chose, as well.

  23. Love the sheen of the oyster pearl you used. Thanks for the opportunity to win-my husband and I are at the handware store all the time these days!

  24. We have purchased plumbing supplies but I’ve never used paint for Ace Hardware. Love the color you chose and would love to win a gift card for paint!

  25. I am looking for the perfect grey blue color, I think you may have found it. I will be popping into my local store to check out the color in person. I have to say you will be my new BFF if you have found the color that has been in my head for over a year now in reality. 🙂

    1. It’s really a beautiful gray with blue undertones. I quite love it! 🙂 I hope you find the color you’re looking for!

  26. that looks great, I’d love to replace my beigey tan living room. I’ve never used their paint, but I’d totally try it. thanks.

  27. I’m moving and starting with a whole new paint scheme. I need to buy coordinating items for the bathrooms, kitchen, and living room

  28. I don’t have one color that I would say is my favorite–I just love so many and we are painting our kitchen cabinets so I am narrowing it down to a few to choose from…

  29. I am dealing with the same builder beige problem throughout our home, as well, and feel your joy as you cross another room off the list!! I actually haven’t seen this brand of paint colors yet, but would love to check it out to find a favorite!

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