One of the big mistakes a lot of people make when choosing colors for a space is trying out too many colors at one time. In my opinion, if you put too
many colors up on the wall at once, all you’re really looking at is a
mosaic or a quilt. The colors
start to form new relationships with one another, and the eye doesn’t know how
to sort them out.
We have been building a rammed earth garden shed for over a year now, squeezed in between work schedules, parenting, and keeping up with the general (less exciting) projects of homeownership. Last weekend we finally put a door on it, which was made by my husband of salvaged cedar. We wanted something green, but didn't want to give up the natural woodgrain of the salvaged boards:
I'm really excited for the Jewel Box room to be Passion Plum. And, in case I needed another sign that I picked the right hue, even my watch matches. Though I can't wait for the sad, splotchy walls to be covered, painting is one of my least favorite tasks. So when I went to go buy my paint, I stocked up on supplies that should make the process as painless as possible.
I'm a steadfast adherent to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." So when it comes to DIY, I can be somewhat of a commitment-phobe. Painting a desk neon pink is a big commitment, but painting part of a desk neon pink is a slightly more subtle statement I consider totally do-able, livable, and importantly, easily reversible.
Hairpin legs are fantastic. They make small spaces appear bigger. They make rooms look less cluttered. And, they're always sleek and modern. That said, they are also the perfect canvas for a pop of neon color. Colorful hairpin legs are perfect for folks who like neon, but just want a touch of it.
For the jewel box room, I'm going big and bold. A plummy purple and a dose of color and pattern as homemade curtains are my major projects for this month. Choosing the paint color was almost instant; the fabric is going to take some more time.
Home decor sites are full of gorgeously painted staircases, in a rainbow of colors. If you're not ready to commit to a whole staircase, however, you may want to consider a colorful banister or balustrade. They're a bit more understated, and every bit as pretty.