We had a big garage sale last week and got rid of our ugly dresser. (Sorry, mom.) Now I am going to be putting up closet shelving in place of the dresser. But first, I need to paint. This is the only room in the house that I have avoided painting since I bought the house 5 years ago.
I was looking at a gold to match the dark blue and gold comforter that we have, but I received negative reaction from both the husband and several of our friends. What is so wrong with a gold?
Ann suggested green, any type of green.
Heather suggested a darker color, like purple. She has a dark eggplant in her bedroom and commented that it was comforting and snug, or something like that. Her husband Rick concurred.
When I went to Miller Paint here in Tacoma, (very nice staff by the way, I highly recommend them) they were aghast at a dark color in a small room with little natural light.
My theory is if a room is small, it's going to look small no matter what you do with it.
What do you think? Dark purple (Chameleon from Devinegreen) or blue (Macaw from Devinegreen) all over or an alternative could be a dark blue or purple accent wall or just painted a third of the way up, all the way around the room like a wainscot. I am leaning ever so slightly towards the wainscot, because then I could also do an intersesting stencil around the top of it.
While taking care of the bedroom, I have also decided it is time to touch up the living room. It was done the first week I moved into the house. It is my favorite, Pumpkin Cream from Benjamin Moore.
We are obviously not afraid of color in this household. I think, life is short! At the same time, I don't like to be one of those people stuck in a rut for the rest of my life, even if it is orange. Also, the Pumpkin is looking a little dull and beat up. But I love orange. So I am brightening it up a notch and doing Cheddar in eggshell from Miller Paint. And I am going to redo the dark trim in bright glossy white for kicks.