TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Paint color dilemna... part II
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Paint color dilemna... part II

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Well, the main room of my apartment is now officially green. With work, spending a day at my parents, etc. it ended up taking a week to paint, but it's almost done. (I'm just waiting for my landlord to come by with the ladder so we can paint the part that's too high to reach otherwise)

I love the new color. It's a nice balance between relaxing and cheerful and it looks very natural.

So now that that's done, the next question arises... what color to paint my bedroom?

My bedroom is small and has one window. But it's not all that bright.
I'm planning on creating a little reading / meditation corner in that room. So I really want the room to feel peaceful and relaxing.

A few color options:

- blue.
I love blue. Problem is, my bed spread and my curtains are already blue. I would either have to find a blue that goes well with both, or change at least one (probably my bed spread then).
But then... what shade of blue? light, medium or dark?

- purple.
it could look very peaceful, but I'm afraid it would be too "girly" for my tastes. I love very dark purples, but I think it would be too dark for the room.

- beige / brown.
that would be difficult because the floor is hard wood (with all sorts of shades of beige/brown), so it's hard to find a beige that doesn't clash with the floor.

- brick red or wine red
these could make the room feel warm and inviting... but I'm not sure if it would feel relaxing enough?

Or any other ideas?

by the way, no pink (I hate pink), no green (one green room is enough) and no blueish green (I don't like that color either).
post #2 of 28
WE just painted my roomie's bedroom an "Ice Blue." It is really calm and peaceful and looks good with his darker blue bedding.
post #3 of 28
My bedroom is baby blue....it is a quite calming color.
post #4 of 28
I want pictures of the green room! Pleeeease?
post #5 of 28
I chose medium blue because my bedroom is blue.
post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
I want pictures of the green room! Pleeeease?
I'll post pics soon. Right now it's still a mess.
I need to reorganize the furniture, which I can't really do until I paint the bedroom. Then I still have to go shopping for new curtains, lamps and some furniture.
It'll be nice when it's all done. I can't wait!
post #7 of 28
Our bedroom is faux painted with Ralph Lauren's "denim" technique. So its a very light faded denim blue with "seams" stenciled on the wall. I like it as the windows are north and west.
I would recommend a lighter color -what about a sunny yellow or peach color??
If you go on Benjamin Moore's website they have rooms and you can change the color to see what they look like-its a helpful site.
post #8 of 28
I'd go with the blue and if your room is small, make it on the lighter side, as light colors maximize and dark colors minimize a space. If possible, bring home some paint chips and then you'll be able to find a blue you like with your existing textiles -- you shouldn't have to redecorate completely just to paint! I did this with a bathroom that has blue tiles around the tub and a completely different shade of blue on the sink -- and it works beautifully, because the textiles I chose have both shades of blue in them, and I've also put accent pieces in the room of various shades of blue.
post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 

what do you think of "Icy Country"?
http://www.sico.ca/En/Couleur_Interi...eu_Palette.asp

I'd have to check with the actual sample card, but I think it would look fine with my bed spread and curtain.

It's a little "colder" than I thought I would go for, but seems relaxing. Plus I can warm it up with some nice lamps and candles.

Keep the advice coming.
post #10 of 28
What about a gold or copper tone? That is a complimentary color to blue and you could find something that would go with the wood floor. http://www.sico.ca/En/Couleur_Interi...ge_Cuivres.asp
post #11 of 28
Why not do a 2 toned color? Maybe a dark brown on the bottom and then a very light blue or sage color on the top with some chair molding separating the two? Or maybe a brown with a light purple?
post #12 of 28
A salmon or terracotta would look good, and would compliment the green in the other rooms. (It also makes one's complexion look very healthy and nice when in the bedroom.)
post #13 of 28
I'd go with lighter blue cause you can always accent it with other colors and still keep the blue bedding

Blue is one of my fav colors anyway.

I like the "Frosty Desert" better then the one you picked.
post #14 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by marie-p View Post

A few color options:

- blue.
I love blue. Problem is, my bed spread and my curtains are already blue. I would either have to find a blue that goes well with both, or change at least one (probably my bed spread then).
But then... what shade of blue? light, medium or dark?

- purple.
it could look very peaceful, but I'm afraid it would be too "girly" for my tastes. I love very dark purples, but I think it would be too dark for the room.

- beige / brown.
that would be difficult because the floor is hard wood (with all sorts of shades of beige/brown), so it's hard to find a beige that doesn't clash with the floor.

- brick red or wine red
these could make the room feel warm and inviting... but I'm not sure if it would feel relaxing enough?

Or any other ideas?

by the way, no pink (I hate pink), no green (one green room is enough) and no blueish green (I don't like that color either).
my bedroom is a very dark blue... i really like it! i don't think it makes the bedroom look small, at all. it's close to the 'new jeans' color.

of course, i prefer darker spaces to brighter spaces, in general.

oh, & beige of any shade is BORING! [jmnsho, of course!]
post #15 of 28
As long as you like it and it goes with your textiles, I'd say it's great! What do you think? It is definitely a cool, greyed-down blue; personally, as I'm black-haired and brown-skinned, I would go with a warm blue. But it depends on your hair and skin tone and your own preferences, as well as your textiles and accent pieces. Paint, like music, film, books, etc., is such a personal thing! So if it looks and feels good to you, I'd go with it! GOOD LUCK!
post #16 of 28
Are you near a home improvement store? I would recommend getting a whole bunch of paint samples across the whole spectrum (even colors you aren't sure of) and see what happens when you match them to your current decor.
post #17 of 28
Frosty Desert is nice, but so close to white... how would you feel about just a touch more color? Maybe Icy Pass?

If it were my room, I'd choose Lighting Star... it seems so fresh and crisp.

But you're the one who'll be living with it... trust your own instincts!
post #18 of 28
Most of our house is white & cream, but the bathrooms are a baby/powder blue (sort of hard to describe) if it only has one window then a dark colour will make the room feel even smaller and darker. Even though you said a beige/brown would clash with the floor, i think that is the only colour that will go with your bedding in a small room, and blue walls will be overkill!

http://www.homeportfolio.com/catalog...temsPerPage=68


68 shades of beige!! come and get it!!!
post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 
Well, I think I'll go with light to medium blue. I might change my bed cover to a beige or off-white one.

3-day weekend is coming. It might be a good time to finish my renovation project.
post #20 of 28
We painted our bedroom "Sonata" by Behr. It's a very calm relaxing colour. We are currently in the process of doing the second coat of bright white paint on all the trim. It looks really sharp!

Before



and after (before the trim was painted white)
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss Mew View Post
We painted our bedroom "Sonata" by Behr. It's a very calm relaxing colour. We are currently in the process of doing the second coat of bright white paint on all the trim. It looks really sharp!

Before



and after (before the trim was painted white)
Wow! that's really beautiful!
I love the contrast between the blue and the black furniture.
post #22 of 28
Hey there Carol Petunia!

I'd choose Lighting Star, too, if it was my choice (and it isn't, so I'll butt out now!)
post #23 of 28
Maybe if the bedding and curtains in your room are a light blue, go for a darker/deeper blue for the walls...or if the linens are dark, go for a lighter, airy blue. Something that isn't TIOO matchy, but goes nicely. And blue is always a nice calming color. (And if you are scared of too much blue, use some brightly colored pillows to brighten it and help you avoid getting sea0sick) Good luck!!!
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
After looking at paint chips, I found the color I want! I had a pile of colors, but the same one kept catching my eye, regardless of lighting conditions... so it will be "silky blue"

it's the third one from the top on that: http://www.sico.ca/En/Images/cou_col_vis_01.jpg

I think it will be very pretty.
post #25 of 28
That's a very pretty colour! You'll have to take pictures of the final result
post #26 of 28
That's a nice color -- not too light, not too dark -- and Joshua and Kinah will look great with it as a background, which is, after all the most IMPORTANT thing! (And besides that, it sounds nice -- Silky Blue -- !)
post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarasgirl06 View Post
That's a nice color -- not too light, not too dark -- and Joshua and Kinah will look great with it as a background, which is, after all the most IMPORTANT thing! (And besides that, it sounds nice -- Silky Blue -- !)

well the cats are very neutral in color. Black/white and brown/beige. So it's easy to match them.
Good thing I don't have a purple cat.

I do need to match the cats bed with the walls though. Now they will have one in the living room (on top of the tv shelf) and one in the bedroom (on an ikea shelf). I think I'll paint the ikea shelves black and I'll get some nice fabric to match the cats AND the walls.
post #28 of 28
Wow, gettin' decorator with it!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Cat Lounge
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Paint color dilemna... part II