Accent Wall Color: Behr Perpetual Purple

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Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas - Marty's Musings

Have I told y’all how somewhat spontaneous our DIY projects seem to be?

I lie in wait for an opportunity for my DIY hubby to take a break in his schedule or……

I wait for the spirit to rise up in him to tackle my next honey do project.

When he says go I better be ready to go!

Actually, we also sometimes talk a project to death with all the what ifs and how much is it gonna cost and is this really what you want questions.

Spontaneous meets obsessive compulsive researcher.  

When Behr asked me to be one of their DIY Experts again this year, I jumped at the chance for a first look at the new Marquee One-Coat Interior Paint.

We were even sent a paint deck to choose any color that my heart desired….. 

and then  I committed the cardinal sin of all things paint.

I  pulled ripped the card out of the color deck so I could carry it around with me.


Text, letter

Oh boy. I’m just a blogger and make no claim to being a painter, but apparently I could be hung for the crime. (Tim did finally stop hyperventilating a couple of days hours later.)

Lesson learned.

For my craft room I wanted an accent wall color that was different and creative and BOLD!

I went for spontaneous this time!

Hello, perpetual purple!

Accent Wall Color - Marty's Musings

The walls in my craft room were all a neutral color and generally very ordinary looking.

A bedroom with a bed and desk in a room

I jumped in with both feet to shake up this room.

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Paint and Behr

I was afraid to even take pictures during the painting process!

A close up of a door

My smart husband painted the standards for the shelves to match the wall color.

Paint and Behr

At about this time I was thinking I’d lost my mind with the purple and it was going to glow in the dark and swallow me up (insert every childhood fear here!)

A bedroom with a bed and desk in a room

Tim was so sweet because he kept telling me it was just paint (although I’m sure he was cringing inside at the thought of painting yet another wall!)

A bedroom with a bed and desk in a room

Since we all love a good before and after, what do you think of the difference?

Accent Wall Before and After - Marty's Musings

I moved those storage cubbies into the closet and added a movable craft desk to create an area to photograph my projects (I promise I’ll post on that soon!) You can check out the finished room here. 

Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas - Marty's Musings

I also organized with DIY chalkboard tags and couldn’t be happier with the functionality and perpetual purple color!

Here are all the details on this great Behr product from Tim: 

You must know that it takes a LOT for a new paint to impress me. Not because I’m a guru but, after 23 years of painting every single day of the week (and then some), I have used many, many different types and qualities of products.

This Marquee line from Behr really surprised me in a great way! Primarily, it has incredible coverage with exceptional viscosity…that means it goes on good and thick! I couldn’t believe how well one coat of obnoxious beautiful purple covered over a medium taupe color. Additionally, I really didn’t have to modify how I applied the product. Sometimes paints designed for extreme coverage become so thick and gloopy that you have to be very careful of leaving “ropes” and lap marks behind. Not so with the Marquee paint. It is also not a terribly smelly paint, even for a primer/paint combo. While a strong paint smell doesn’t bother me, these high coverage mediums can run you right out of the room, even before you’re done!

 So, for all you weekend warriors that want to get in and out of a room as fast as possible, THIS IS YOUR PAINT! You’ll pay a bit more per gallon but end up better off in the end. Easy to use, superb coverage, beautifully rich color choices, and fabulous results, the Marquee line from Behr is a welcome entry into the crowded field of competitors.

From Marty: Now, I might have to take offense at the statement that my perpetual purple is obnoxious, honey! Of course, my oldest daughter calls it gaudy. Nevertheless, I adore it and wouldn’t change a thing!

BEHR MARQUEE™ Interior Paint and Primer is available online now at and in stores in September. (I used the Interior Eggshell Enamel finish.) If you don’t love purple they have a huge selection to choose from. Check out their One-Coat Color Collection guarantee.

another accent wall, this time in my daughter’s home

painting our front door with BEHR Exterior house paint

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  2. Ohh okk well I got that exact paint with the eggshell enamel and it still came o it dark :/ . But I will try to find.another purple thts looks like this one . Its a very nice purple

    1. Maybe the light in my room just makes it look a little more glossy, Bianca. I’m not sure. The Marquee is a great line of paint and the Perpetual Purple is a gorgeous color!

  3. I love this purple but after I bought it , it turned out darker than how yours look , how can I get the same exact color as yours ? ( mine looks dull and not bold ) heellppp please :/

    1. Hi, Bianca. My husband said to check the paint can and make sure you got the Marquee Eggshell Enamel. I actually didn’t specify that in the post but the picture of the can shows it. I’m going to change that now to avoid confusion. The eggshell enamel will leave a glossier finish than if you used matte. Let me know what you find out!

    1. Hey, Kim! I did have to wait until two of my children left home to have an entire room for crafting so it took a few years 🙂 I’m going to check out your post this morning!

  4. Call me crazy, but I like the purple! In some ways, against the white table and shelves and with the other stuff on that wall, it’s almost like a dark neutral for the background. Either way, I think it’s happy and bright, which is perfect for a creative space.

    1. Hey, crazy! We’re two of a kind! I’ve never painted or even used purple as an accent color EVER. Tim thought I was nuts but that’s not unusual! I do love the look for my creative space. I needed something more than just the taupe blahness!