Rainy day blues are real. Don’t let it get you down. Find something to do at home that’s productive and maybe even enjoyable! Here are some suggestions from the Boysen Color Trend 2022/23 Bloom palette.

Update Your Guest Bedroom

Gloomy Outside? 6 Things to Do at Home with the Bloom Palette

Don’t let unannounced guests catch you off-guard. Have your guest bedroom always ready for occupancy. Fresh sheets should be the first thing you check. Then, since you still have the luxury of time, why not make a welcome basket? Fill it with overnight essentials like small bottles of shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, and house slippers.

Find a Fun Project to Try

Gloomy Outside? 6 Things to Do at Home with the Bloom Palette

Banish boredom and busy yourself with a DIY project. Let It B has tons of suggestions over at the DIY section. Do a little browsing, something might just catch your attention! If not, we can help you narrow down your options with this quiz: Which Fun Painting Project Should You Try? It features four of our recent series with different projects that you can do around the house—including one for upgrading your WFH area. Try it out and see what you get.

Organize Your Pantry

Gloomy Outside? 6 Things to Do at Home with the Bloom Palette

It can be stressful having to cook in a disorganized kitchen. Rummaging through different drawers just to find one ingredient can turn meal prep from a pleasant activity to an irritating chore. Organize your kitchen and keep it tidy from now on. You can turn to storage solutions like bins and containers that also keep bugs away from your food and make your pantry look neater. Find more tips here: Setting Up the Perfect Pantry.

Get to Cleaning

Gloomy Outside? 6 Things to Do at Home with the Bloom Palette

Sometimes it feels like there’s always something that needs cleaning. And, unfortunately, the only way to feel like you’re able to keep up is by actually cleaning. Maybe you’ve mopped, swept, dusted, and wiped down. Is there more to clean? Yes.

Here are some places you might have missed: doorknobs and light switches, toiletries holders, appliances and handles, garbage bins, mattresses, air filters, and walls. Tips for cleaning the aforementioned here: 7 Places to Add in Your Home Cleaning Routine.

Become a Plant Parent

Gloomy Outside? 6 Things to Do at Home with the Bloom Palette

Plants brighten up a home and can lift moods. Some can even filter harmful air toxins and improve air quality. If you have yet to acquire some for your home, maybe it’s time you adopt one—or a few. On a gloomy day, caring for greenery can be relaxing. Because what’s the rush? You’re not going anywhere for a while anyway so don’t be afraid to get your hands a little dirty.

Cozy Up on the Sofa

Gloomy Outside? 6 Things to Do at Home with the Bloom Palette

When all’s said and done, admit it, really the only thing that we all want to do when it’s cold and gloomy outside is to cozy up on the sofa. For the ultimate cozy day, set up the room in a way that’s conducive to rest. For example, pay attention to lighting—harsh light can make it difficult to unwind. Make sure you have the option for soft lighting in the room like a lamp. Prop up your most comfortable pillow, grab a cup of your preferred hot beverage, and get ready to just chill.

Getting These Colors as Paint

The paint colors above make up the Bloom palette, one of four palettes in the Boysen Color Trend 2022/23 collection. You can have all the paint colors in the collection mixed at a Boysen Mix and Match station (find a list of locations here).

Make sure to see a swatch of your chosen hue in person as well. Colors can appear differently when viewed through a device.

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Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.

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