Post # 1
The first thing I did when we moved into the house is cover up all the ugly periwinkle (yes, periwinkle) walls with nice shades of taupe and cranberry. Yum. I feel like paint just changes the look SO MUCH. It started to feel like my home once I painted =]
The bedroom is now “our” bedroom, so of course, a coat of paint is required! See a not-so-clean photo of the bed and furniture. Where magic happens, lol. The walls are violet. Not very coed friendly…we hate it.
I’m open to lots of ideas. I’m feeling this “chilled lemonade” and “sand dune” color, which is kind of a limey yellow in real life paired with a dove gray. What do you think?
It’s random but fresh and unexpected….all the bedroom furniture is that color wood and that bedspread is staying (it’s kind of an olivey-gold-brown color. 100% silk so it changes shades, too)
Feel free to make some suggestions!
Post # 3
The color below the gray is supposed to be limey yellow? I think I am colorblind 😛
And your walls of your bedroom are violet now? I’d be a bit careful with gray than because gray can look more purpley in certain light, or more blue/gray in others. When we moved into our house the dining room, kitchen, and living room were all gray and once the rainy season came (oh wait, I live in WA so that would be 9 months out of the year!) it was so freakin gloomy in our house I couldn’t stand it! But depending on windows/lighting/decor throughout the rest of the room I think it could look really nice.
How would you paint it with those 2 colors? Gray walls witht the other color as the accent? 2 gray walls and 2 limey yellow walls?
Post # 4
It shows up really badly on this screen, poopy.
Yeah, the gray i picked is more of a taupe-gray, kind of in between. I definitely want to avoid freakin’ purple!!!
We’d do limey yellow behind the headboard (just the one wall) and the rest the gray.
Post # 5
I love younghouselove.com, you’ll get a lot of new home tips! Love your colors!
Post # 6
Hmm so hard to picture it when I can’t really see the right colors. Taupe gray and limey yellow sound good tho! I am working at my 2nd work computer and now the gray looks almost like a sage gray and the bottom color looks kind of tan.
I’d say go for it though. If you end up not liking it, you can just change one color or both. Least it won’t be violet anymore!
Post # 7
The colors you posted looked nice, but no limey-yellow and taupe- more medium gray and dusty yellow. i say- go for it. Maybe paint the one wall yellow and the other taupy-gray and see how they look together. With paint you can always change your mind! then again, what you’re painting over can effect how it looks too. My FMIL painted my FI’s old bedroom from bright yellow to mustard yellow. When only one wall was painted the mustard looked terrible! Just horrific! However, once the whole room was mustard it looked amazing! It looks like the office of a woman with very good taste now. Our bedroom was the same way. The color when we moved in was dirty white (from not being painted in years). i thought I’d bought an off-white but ended up with a yellowy-white. Looked terrible on one wall, but now that the whole room is that color- it glows! It seems bigger and brighter as a yellowy-white then bright-white. So…sometimes a whole room needs to be painted before it looks decent.
Post # 8
Hmm that’s a shame the colors look SO different on the screen than they do in real life! I was so excited to share, haha. I guess I’ll just have to show you all what it looks like when it’s done!
@rabbit, that’s EXACTLY what my SIL said. You never REALLY know until you’re finished. Then it’s love or hate!
I hadn’t considered only doing the bedroom one color…I was afraid it’d be overwhelming since it’s such a citrusy shade.
Post # 9
I did our kitchen in Behr’s Elephant Skin. It’s a pretty ‘true’ grey. (I had another one that was definitely purple!)
Post # 10
I would recommend playing around on the Ralph Lauren home site. You can play around w/ different rooms and paint pallets. Their paint is really high quality too and my favorite part: there are a reasonable number of colors to choose from! Good Luck!
Post # 11
LOL, ok your bedspread looks exactly like mine! We have a dark wood bed though. Either way I painted a lovely sage green and it’s so perfect. I did two tones of sage green on the walls, (Vern Yip) taught me that!