I have been in my house for 4 1/2 years, and I have finally painted my first room. Thanks to a nanny who spilled coffee twice in the same spot and a big, messy, slobbery dog, we are replacing our carpet in the family room. Keep in mind this is the same spot in which I sleep for 2/3 of the winter because I just can't remove myself from in front of the fireplace. My back thanks me for that. In my opinion, new carpet=new paint on the walls.
While I was saving this confession for another post, I will let it be known that I am in love with Candice Olson. Everything she touches turns to gold, and she can simply do no wrong. Proving myself a worthy fan, I went to her site and scoured all the rooms for a color on the walls. I have beige furniture... a weird, grayish--maybe it's just dirty--beige. Thanks to Candice, I thought a pale gray would go nice on the walls. Something to offset the beige. Also thanks to Candice, I think I know how to choose wall colors.
This is what I thought I was painting on the walls. Very pale, oh-so-subtle and subdoed.
This is what it looks like on the walls.
All it needs is some black leather furniture, a neon sign, and a life-size David Hasselhoff cut out. A perfect gray for an 80's bachelor pad. Beautiful color...bad for this room.
Just to add a little pressure to the scenario, we are having our new carpet installed on Monday. So...not only do I need to pick out some other paint (pronto!), paint the room (again!), and love it (please Lord!), but I also have to live with my house looking like this until then.
As you can see, my son is really having a hard time adjusting to the new furniture arrangement!
So, for all my 5 readers out there (one of them being my mom and the other one being me!), I will keep you posted as to what color I decide upon. I know you're just waiting with bated breath, but you'll just have to come back, bring a friend, and see what happens after the weekend.