Let's start with the walls. I stewed and stewed about the wall color in here. I usually do when planning a room, but the two red brick walls (that we happen to think add a lot of character to our room and thus had no plans to paint) really had me thrown. I knew I was leaning towards white/black bedding, so for awhile I thought maybe I would just paint the walls white. But frankly, I'm just not the white walls kind of gal. So...after much (inner) debate I was leaning towards a dark teal, peacock blue color (with yellow accents), but was a little fearful that my inner vision wouldn't necessarily convey in real life. After googling all kinds of blue-yellow-black-white, peacock-yellow-white-black, etc. image combos, I still was not confident in my path. Until... Young House Love saved my day once again. Right in the midst of my indecision, they featured this mood board for their new bedroom. The paint color was exactly what I had in mind...perfection...Benjamin Moore's Rendezvous Bay. I headed out to Home Depot the next day to pick up a gallon of Behr color matched to the Benjamin Moore shade (what can I say...champagne taste on a beer budget).
I know you're on the edge of your seat by now?!? So, remember the before:
I HEART PAINT. I mean, seriously, $30, about 2 1/2 hours of work (minimal effort work at that) and a total transformation. Obviously, bedding, bright and happy accessories, a new desk chair, etc. are all still needed, but I love the new color. What about you all? Any other paint love affairs out there?