Today I am linking up with Amanda at Serenity Now for her Decorating Dilemmas Party. This is a fun spot to get some positive feedback and give and receive some helpful suggestions when it comes to decorating quandaries .... and you know we all have them.
In an earlier post I featured a bedroom I am in the process of updating. The hallway still has the blue and white stripe wallpaper and for now I think I will be leaving it up. So I want this bedroom to flow off of that. I thought about bright green but Adam wants me to leave the trompe l'oeil window up and green paints really didn't do it justice.
I think he likes the window best at night because I painted the windows in a glow in the dark paint so at night the windows in the buildings look like the city at night. It really does look kind of cool. I tried to take a night time picture but you have a camera much nicer than mine.
So this is what the room looked like until about a month ago. I call it country meets city.
Then last week I began stripping the wallpaper.
I had originally thought about white walls and white bedding with just pops of blue but this old house has such beautiful woodwork and trim - even up here on the third floor that I want to showcase it. When the walls and trim are the same color the woodwork just disappears. So it is back to the paint store for more samples. I could go with a charcoal or mid tone gray for something different and a bit more sophisticated because I have opted for the white bedding.
I would then shock the room with accents of cobalt blue. I considered a lighter grey like what I put in my kitchen.
* Note, I tried to scan a color chip here but it scanned kind of pink. Scanner FAIL
Oh well, try and imagine something along this color combination.
The grey would still give me a bit of contrast with the woodwork but the carpet is more of a beige with warmer undertones. Do you think that would work? I considered camel but I really don't like camels with the painted window either.
I do love color. I always have and always will. Thus the name Becolorful. So when I saw this room it also inspired me.
It would probably be crazy though to paint the walls so close to the color I took down. Wouldn't it? Still, it wasn't that I didn't like the color, I did. It was the fact that the paper and bedding were worn and tired. Looking at this dark blue bedroom I am also enamored with the black furniture here. Probably something I will carry over into my makeover too regardless of the wall color I end up with.
Another option would be a lighter version of the blues I had up there before. Something with a bit of grey in it too. Like this.
It would contrast nicely and give me a different color than I have ever worked with before. I like that. Does it look too feminine? I really have a dilemma here. Light or dark? Blue or gray? I am so confused. Any and all input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much. I can't wait to hear from you. xoxo P