Saturday, July 14, 2012

Color my World

The saga of the Painting of the Bedroom continues.  For the past two weeks we’ve been trying to agree on paint colors.

At first I tried to think of restful colors.  My childhood bedroom walls were blue, until we redecorated and I wanted to repaint it bright orange with yellow trim, to match the one wall of bold wallpaper with French words on it. My parents allowed yellow with orange trim, which, though less hideous than my idea, was not restful.  What can I say?  I was a teenager.  At the time, I loved that wallpaper.
I can't believe my parents let me do this to my room. It's a wonder I could sleep there at all.

Back to the present day.  I suggested to my husband, “How about Misty Blue for the bedroom wall?” 

My dear husband responded, “Misty Blue with eyes of goo.”

Only two sentences into the conversation, and I already had to sigh.

Husband continues.  “What I want to know is, will we be getting stripes or polka dots?  And if stripes, will they be horizontal or vertical?”

Me:  “Are you saying that you want wallpaper?”

No. When we moved into this house every room had wallpaper.  Seventies wallpaper.  Room by room we have managed to get rid of it.  At least we agreed on this: no wallpaper in the bedroom.

He said, “How about grey with red lines across the top?  Or grey with black trim?”

I began to think that my husband actually likes the pink bedroom.  After more back and forth, we were at least able to agree that we want the trim to be a different color than the walls.  But if it’s going to be grey, then I might as well just move to the insane asylum now.

Next I decided to bring the suggestions of You, my Dear Readers, to my husband.  I loved all your ideas and eagerly tried them out on an online ‘room visualizer.’ In order to truly use your ideas, though, I needed The Husband to agree to replace our bedroom curtain with something to match the new wall color.

No.  He does not want to replace the curtain. He paid a lot of money for that curtain eighteen years ago, and it’s fine. 

So we will be going with sage green walls and cream colored trim.  I am quite happy with this, and now looking forward to getting it done. 

Later (crude vision). The trim will not be quite that bright or yellow.
I was unable to print from the online room visualizer, so I’m stuck with this crudely photoshopped version of our vision.  And if we end up hating this color, we can always redo with another color.

I can't wait until this is done so I can get on with thinking about things that really matter in life.


Cassi Renee said...

Sage green is one of my favorite colors, and I think that the room will be very nice and restful. Still . . . 18 years is a good lifespan for a set of curtains. Maybe you need to work harder at using your curtains, so they pass over a bit faster? :-)

My husband was allowed to recreate a Pink Floyd album cover on his bedroom walls as a teenager --black background with a prism and rainbow. Unfortunately, he doesn't have any good pictures.

Angie said...

Sage is a lovely color. All our bedrooms have a pleasant relaxing yellow color that I like a lot -- came with the house, so I didn't have to choose. Sort of a cross between sunflower and mustard.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I like it!
My BFF is painting her daughter's room grey, which sounds kind of nice to me suddenly.