I’ve been making you all wait to see the new color on our bedroom walls, but I’m finally ready to share!
Shortly after we moved in, I painted our bedroom walls a warm beigey-grey, pulled in a few spare accessories, and called it good enough. Over the last two years, a few things have changed, but I have mainly neglected the space.
I decided that this year, I’m finally going to focus on the bedroom. It will be a slow and economical makeover, but it’s already off to a great start with the black doors and the new blush walls!
The color I chose is Clark+Kensington “Sprinkled Sugar” – a soft, pale blush pink with enough warmth to it to avoid reading as “baby” pink. Ace Hardware graciously provided me with the paint I needed for this room (two and a half gallons – the ceilings are quite tall!). And Bryan graciously shrugged and said that while he didn’t like the pink, he also didn’t mind it. (Is he a keeper or what?!)
Well I seriously adore it! I think the more fierce elements like the brass bed, black doors, burl and leopard print help to keep the blush pink walls from being overly girly.
The room is completely open and empty right now, since I cleared out all clutter for the photos. I took my chevron duvet cover off to wash it, and realized that I love how simple the plain white bedding looks. Right now, I’m thinking I’ll stick with a white or cream duvet cover (or a simple hotel style with a black striped edge).
The burl cabinets with a faux-marble top (a DIY project, tutorial coming one of these years) are destined to be hung on the wall as floating nightstands. I love the way their warm color plays off the leopard pillows!
I also need to build or buy a frame to raise the mattress and box spring off the floor as well. And the accordion sconces are waiting for a new coat of black paint before I hang them back up.
Basically, the room is now a blank slate, albeit a very deliciously pink one…
And now to reveal the room’s deep dark secret – these vertical blinds on the extremely wide window:
They’re just so functional that I’ve let them be, since I knew that curtains and a rod for such a large window won’t be cheap. But I think the time has finally come to hang some curtains! I do love the way the vertical blinds filter light, so I might go for sheer curtains underneath something more substantial and light-blocking that we can close at night (it has to be pitch-black for me to fall asleep).
And the room still needs art and accessories so it doesn’t look and feel as though we just moved in. (Never fear, there will be piles of clothes and clutter lying around in no time!)
So that’s what’s going on over here lately! What do you think of the new wall color? I know it’s not for everyone! Would you ever use blush pink on the walls in your home?
Disclosure: I am thrilled to be working with Ace Hardware this year and they were kind enough to provide me with the paint for this project. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.