i wanted to paint the guest room white, with a whisper of pink. i have friends with gorgeous pink rooms (alycyn & olivia), and i had seen it online... refreshing but relaxing, a tad feminine. i want to pair it with dove grey and crisp white linens, a metal bed, and a tall, white lacquered dresser. maybe an industrial bedside lamp, mounted to the wall. simple vacation photos or framed black and white family photos on the wall, and a plush rug. our mirrored side table as a bedside table holding a walking guide to georgetown, smart trip cards for the bus, freshly cut hydrangeas, and a glass water carafe. i had a vision.
this is not it. this screams "newborn baby girl" and phil is horrified. he literally said that it looks like miss piggy's skin. i had ace hardware match farrow & ball's mallow, which looked perfect as a tiny swatch. but as it started going up in the dark room, i just couldn't keep defending my choice (phil was questioning me as soon as i took it from the guy at the hardware store - "you're painting my room PINK???"). so we're off to a housewarming party, hoping that as it dries it either mellows out or will make a great base coat. oops... thank goodness this didn't happen when i blindly chose colors for the professional painters when we refinished the walls downstairs! crossing my fingers to be pleasantly surprised when we get home tonight.