How To Makeover Punk Rock Roommate's Paint Job?

How To Makeover Punk Rock Roommate's Paint Job?

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Janel Laban
Jun 28, 2010

Q: My punk-rock roommate moved out a year ago, and I've been using her room as a catch-all storage room (larger photo below) because I didn't have time to rework it. She kindly left behind a unique paint job: hot pink, black, and gray stripes. I can't be in the room for more than a few minutes without getting a headache. My question is: What color should I paint it?

Anything would be an improvement! It has a low drop ceiling, one window that faces west, and dark hardwood floors. The adjacent rooms are the living room (wine-colored), and my bedroom (deep french blue). Thank you, kind readers!

Sent by Hilary

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