Hooray!!! We’re moving into our apartment today!! One of the only advantages of us getting an apartment and not having furniture in it for a month is that I can paint! Painting is such a cheap and effective way to make an impact in a room. I haven’t been in an apartment that allowed painting for 9-years now, so I am super excited.
We love Pinterest at Fun Things To Do While You’re Waiting and we, like tons of other people, use it for many different reasons. I love it to find recipes, get inspiration, and organize my projects. Another awesome thing that Pinterest does for me is helps me get an overview of what I like without getting bogged down in the specifics. Currently, I am searching for paint colors for the new apartment and I started a file for colors I liked. After pinning 40+ pictures that I liked, I reviewed the folder the next day and realized that almost of the pins fell into three color schemes, really; which is cool to see the patterns my brain is creating without my conscious knowledge.
I know that I want to do some cool accent walls, but am kind of over the whole chevron trend that is everywhere. So, here are some stencils and techniques that I am digging:
Other techniques that I am drawn to are this cool bubble-wrap technique and then this dragging technique that produces a linen effect:
another concept that I totally think I’m going to do in a room is only painting a portion of the wall- utilizing the horrible standard white that is already there. Again… big impact with less work:
As far as colors go, here is what I’m digging:
I’m kind of obsessed with this deep blue-green that I’m calling peacock. I think it is so dramatic. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go with any of our current living room furniture, so it is a contender for the bedroom as I was looking to change our bedroom scheme anyways. Either that, or it will go in the guest bedroom/craft room/office. Maybe to cut the impact, I do the half-wall technique?!
On the other end of the spectrum, I am also loving this orange-y, peachy, pink color. It would totally match our current bedroom linens and stuff… and I find it really warm.
But, then there is also this great lighter blue-green color scheme which I think could be totally soothing in the bedroom:
So, what are we going to do in the living room/main area? I’m planning on doing a lot of repainting of some of our IKEA furniture so I’m not worried about the colors of most of our current furniture… but our couch is something that I can’t really change. It is a dark sage-y green… so I am looking for things that would compliment that… I’m totally digging this gray-ish brown palette:
And although I know I couldn’t get away with a green on green (or could I) I have ALWAYS loved green:
And finally, for an accent color somewhere, my favorite color so far is this rockin’ citron color. What I love about it is that it totally compliments the dark peacock (as does the peachy color):
What do YOU think? Do any of these inspire you? Do any of these turn you off?
What would you do? Is there something I’m missing?? Any input will be seriously considered. Lemme know, Universe!