Friday, May 18, 2012


For the last few weeks I've been going back and forth on my paint choice for our bedroom.

Just to remind you this is what we have going on in our very small bedroom.

   The abstracts on either side of the bed will be changed out for some vintage chinoiserie prints and the headboard still needs nailhead trim.

Mr. Brown nightstand has since been painted this color (Rustoleum Gloss smoke gray)

I also swapped out the hardware for these that I had left over

Opposite the bed we have this situation............told you this room was small!

The above mirror has been swapped out for this painting.............

These fabrics are also in the mix.....David Hicks large scale print will be curtains, ochre floral (much prettier in person!) is a long bolster and gray ikat is a small pillow.

Originally I was planning on a pale pink for the these.

Source: via Katie on Pinterest
Source: via Katie on Pinterest

But lately I've been wondering should I go dark(er) instead?

The last two photos are close to where I'd be going if I chose something inky green charcoal gray.

If I did something darker on the walls I'd paint the trim (and the closet doors) the same color like the bedroom (by AB Chao) above. The dresser would be painted either the same as the nightstand (Rustoleum smoke gray) or high gloss white or black.

If I decide to go with the light pink the dresser will definitely be painted high gloss black.

So what do you think, light or dark or neither or both or any other combo of the two????


Erin @ His and Hers said...

I think I like the light....but that's just because I would love to have any element of pink in my bedroom. :) So pretty.

Christine White said...

I love dark walls in a bedroom. And I love all the ones you picked. To me, a bedroom is like a coccoon, cozy and inviting.
Have you thought about doing the walls dark and doing the nightstands in a glossy light pink? Or maybe white nightstands and light pink lamps or shades? Curtains? I am also a lover of a light pink. As a single (divorced) mom, we have a lot of pink going on. Although I am currenlty renting so I can't paint walls, so I try to incorporate otherwise.

Katie Waddell said...

Thanks for your comments Erin and Christine!! I still haven't decided either way but I'm leaning more towards the dark since all of the art is pretty feminine.

Erin said...

Oh man I am so woefully behind...

So I think either could be gorge -- down pipe gray or a pale pink with a lot of orange in it (let's call it pale peach). Yes, that's my pick -- the color from image #2. I'm envisioning a color that would look good with olive, bronze, burlap. Then I vote for a darker dresser.

Katie Waddell said...

So I got a sample of a really pale/peachy pink and put it on the wall. No bueno....we have REALLY orange hardwood floors and it was way too much. While I'd love to refinish them, that will not be happening anytime soon. So, it looks like I'm back to the dark(er). I'm thinking about the green/gray color we used to have in our living room: