Stacey's "Grown Up Lavender" Room

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St. Louis, MO
Inspiration for my palette:
I was inspired by the room itself...the 13' high ceilings called for drama--so i painted the ceiling and the ceiling medallion something other than cream. I also wanted to highlight my vintage pottery collection. And what inspired lavender? I love it--and firmly believe in surrounding yourself with colors you love! But to keep it from getting too childish or flowery, I mixed it up with tangerine-red and mint, for what I like to call "grown-up lavender!"
Colors used in my room
Warm lavender - a tad less saccharine than the princess/pony aisle of a toy store; tangerine red - a bright orange-y red, for pop; yellow/gold - I already had a couch, chair, and curtains this color (plus it looks good w/ lavender!); and mint green - a cool balance to all the warm.
Tips for using color successfully
Work with your "givens" rather than fighting unchangeable (or not easily changed!) elements like trim and floor finishes, amount of natural light, etc. In this room, I went with a red-undertone, rather than blue, for my lavender, making the wood trim read a lot less orange-y than if i had used a more blue-lavender.
Grown Up Lavender

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