It's a good time to change the paint color. It's been a pale shade of gray-blue, called Gray Verbena. It was very much to my thinking back then of doing our room in an old French style. The room evolved and got a modern mix. We have enjoyed the color, and could just repaint using it again.
But as long as we are repainting, why miss an opportunity to revamp the entire room, and change the color. For days I have been thinking about it. White was one option. Shock you? I used to live in white rooms, but as I looked at images for inspiration, I just didn't feel it. My signature greige now in the dining room, kitchen, and guest room, would work, but really, can't I do better?
Then I saw the October issue of InStyle Magazine, and a huge rush of "that's it" washed over me. I am a colorist. My motto is: Why be afraid of color, when it never did anything to you.
|Ripped from the pages of the October 2011 issue of InStyle Magazine - The pretty green bedroom of Sarah Silverman - interior design by Form Los Angeles|
My plan: Kelly Green walls. Maybe keep the brown headboard we have, maybe change it out for a curvy padded one re-upholstered in a geometric print. Def keep burlap covered wall, paint nightstands Kelly green, paint doors with black and white stripes, paint dressing room and walk-in closet with black and white stripes. Change out turquoise silk drapes for black and white wide banded drapes. Get rid of TV armoire, and mount flat screen on wall. Bring in our brown damask print chaise. Change out sea grass rug?
I am also inspired by fellow colorists Tobi Fairley and Brian Patrick Flynn.
It will be a dramatic change. If I can talk the talk, I should be able to walk the walk. Does anyone out there have a Kelly Green room? Stay tuned...In the meantime here's an image round-up to keep me going.
|Kelly Green Bedroom #1|
|Kelly Green bedroom #2 - Love the green print pillow case - Dwell Studio?|
|Kelly Green inspiration #3 - great textiles|
|Kelly Green bedroom #4 - we already have flower ball chandy|
|Kelly Green bedroom #5|
|Kelly Green bedroom #6|
|Kelly Green bedroom #7 - We already have white dressers, and they will stay that way|
This will work on many levels. Each of the other rooms in the house has green, black, and brown in them, so the Kelly Green will weave into the other colors from the existing color story. I feel exhilarated and energized!
|Mitchell from Optimism and White Paint sent this to me for more inspiration - Interior design by Miles Redd|
|Getting in the mood for a Kelly Green room - Mood Board by Valorie Hart|