Tomorrow I’m heading back to Lowes with my dad to pick up some spackle and purple paint! I’m hella excited to paint over the dreary white walls in my Fortress of Solitude — they’re kinda icky looking since they have tons of thumbtack holes and sticky tape residue from the days my sister and I wallpapered the place with *NSYNC pinups. Haha…
I’ve been on the fence about my color choices though. I figured that the slightly darker purple shade would mostly be covered by my dresser and bookshelf, but my mom told me she thinks that it’s all a bit too My Little Pony-ish. And you know what? She was dead on…
My mom suggested that I keep one of the purples (I like the one on the left) and then paint one wall eggplant so it won’t look so overwhelming since both shades are quite similar.
I’m hoping to find a shade of eggplant like this:
I’ve never had a crazy colored room before, so I’ve been Googling to see how others have decorated their purple rooms and I’m totally loving the antique gold frames/mustardy yellow accents in the examples pictured above. My comforter is magenta with dark purple, green, and orange accents so I’m focusing on that bit.
You know how Target has that special Missoni collection that is flying off the shelves like crazy (which I find weird since I only think a handful of the things are cute)? They have this floral shower curtain that I want to get to close off my closet since it doesn’t have a doors. I don’t know if it’s vinyl or nylon, but if it’s nylon I think it’d be perfect! The curtain I have covering my closet is kinda fug (white with a beige leaf print thing… I didn’t put it there, it all happened when I moved to Daly City!), I want to find something that fits in with the purple, magenta, green scheme. I want the Missoni comforter that’s the same print as the shower curtain, but it’s $99.99 so I’m gonna have to pass. 😦
I’ve been drooling over this Kurt Halsey poster for damn near 2 years! It’s on sale at Art Star Philly for cheapsies, so I think I’m gonna have to pick it up really soon. I think this would look nice over my vanity or near my bed.
So many changes are about to happen — my room’s getting a facelift and then my baby’s coming home! AHHH!!! I’m all anxious now. Thank God my professor gave everyone one “late” pass to use on any assignment. Our first big essay is coming up and I’m kinda worried that all this make-over, puppy prepping stuff might get in the way. o___0
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I have a purple office with a lime green door, it’s a great place to work!
Ooh, that sounds fun! I originally thought of doing one green wall, or one with vertical green and purple stripes.
Here’s my suggestion… Plum for the accent wall (first wall when you walk in room) and Crepe for the other walls. BTW – these are from Home Depot.
Behr Ultra Plum: http://www.homedepot.com/Purples-Lavenders/Paint-Paint-Samples-Posters-Fan-Decks-Color-Posters-Paint-Samples/BEHR-Ultra/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbuckZ7x9Z1z13o8j/R-202180570/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
Behr Ultra Crepe: http://www.homedepot.com/Browns-Tans/Paint-Paint-Samples-Posters-Fan-Decks-Color-Posters-Paint-Samples/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbuckZ1z13zm9/R-202180408/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
Thanks seester! I like the color combination, but I think I want all purple for the walls (sans one). Since the first wall of the room is going to be mostly covered by my dresser and bookshelf, we’re painting the wall where the desk was eggplant. 🙂