Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Imagine with me for a moment...
I have started painting Eden's (10) room. I had great visions of the end result. The quilt set I bought is green, yellow and white strips. Lovely and fresh. It reminded me of Spring, very light and airy. I took the sham with me to match paint. We picked out 'Darlin' Clementine green' (aren't clementines orange?) and 'Corncob yellow'. Do you have a visual? Good.
It all started out great. I got a fresh coat of white paint on the ceiling and trim. Ahhh...clean and crisp! Then I started to trim out the yellow. My first thought was 'Hmm...this is really yellow' After the yellow was painted I started with the green. I think it was mis-named. It should have been called 'Oh my hayday! This is really really green. Like neon LIME GREEN!'
It reminded me of a few years ago when I bought a new brown bed set for my bedroom. I wanted it to be relaxing and peaceful. So I bought some blue paint to go with the brown. I was wanting the spa type of thing. That is not what I got. My ever-so-decorator-savy sister in law came over and saw it and said "This is like a Blues' Clues kinda blue." Not exactly what I was going for. Not exactly at all.
When my mom saw it she told me I should always keep my blinds closed becasue it looked so tacky from the outside. Thanks mom. We lived with Blues's Clues for a year until my mom brought me over a 5 gallon bucket of bland brown paint that she got at Lowe's for $5 and said 'Here, my gift to you.' I think she really hated that blue.
I have come to the conclusion that I am good at picking neutral colors like taupe, beige, brown, etc. But I probably should stay away from the bold bright hues.
One a positive note Eden loves it! It is bright, vibrant and screams 10 YEAR OLD! I wonder if it will scream 11 YEAR OLD or even 12 YEAR OLD?
Posted by Jill at 7:35 AM