For almost two years I have been thinking about painting our dining room a vibrant shade of raspberry pink.
It was this photo that got my color loving soul thinking about this scrumptious shade. Although I loved the color I didn't really want a pink living room.
Then I saw this one and thought that maybe this intoxicating hue should come and play in my dining room.
Our dining room is a large room with big windows on each end. I think it could handle a strong color like this.
Initially I considered pairing this bold choice with a brown and black leopard print but as our first- floor update has progressed a black and white theme has won out over the animal print.
To my eye this color just dances so well with black and white.
Case in point - how great is this color when combined with such an incredible black and white ceiling?
Then again, what wouldn't look good with that ceiling?
I would eat every meal in that dining room.
I don't have a spectacular ceiling like that but I am still crazy for the black and white rug I bought for our dining room last summer and I think it brings a fresh twist to our traditonal red walls and furniture.
I realize my red walls don't look much different from the inspiration photo but it really is a matter of degrees; the brighter lighter raspberry color here would definitely dial up that unexpected element plus I think our walls are actually a bit redder than they appear in this picture.
I also need to lose those valences. They came with the house fourteen years ago and they have seen better days but it seems like yet another week goes by and they are still hanging there. I seem to forget about them until I see them in a picture.
As our living room begins to feel closer to completion and the family room is pulling together, my thoughts are turning toward the dining room which is nestled between those two spaces. While surfing the web I've accumulated numerous images of pink dining rooms to inspire me.
Sometimes I am drawn to the coral pinks.
Other days I like the fuchsias
and on still others it is carnation pink that speaks to me.
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Another option in the dining room would be to go with a more neutral wall and to bring the rosy shades in as accents.
Apparently a lot of people are passionate about pink chairs because I am seeing a number of them across the internet.
Maybe I could get my pink fix from a dazzling window treatment
or neutral walls combined with a pink ceiling.
As I said, I've been thinking about a raspberry flair for this room for quite some time now. Sometimes I wonder if I have waited too long to do it. I am a fickle woman.
Have I tired of the idea before I even started or do I just need to revamp it a bit?
Today I saw something that made me think silver.
I like the idea of a bit of glam here.
Silver and pink are, of course, gorgeous together but coming off of my neutral living room with the copper ceiling I think a bronzey gold would be a better choice.
Metallic washed walls? Bronze and pink?
Seriously? What's a girl to do? I have too many ideas and not enough rooms.