Tuesday, March 9, 2010

calling all people who read this blog

I really do want your opinion. I am in the throes of my annual spring nesting, where I become so full of ... ideas that I am rendered inert by indecision.

So let me ask you a question. If you were going to paint a small bathroom that gets no natural light, what color would you use? I'm thinking I want to do stripes. maybe. maybe not? I don't know. Also, all these plans sound exhausting. Maybe I'll just sit here and eat chocolate instead.


11 comments:

Mark said...

Whatever you do Lizzy, remember to view the color in the lighting used in that room. You don't want any color surprises.

Nama said...

Since it's a small room (?), I wouldn't do one, all over bright and/or saturated color. How about finding a nice neutral cream color for three of the walls and pairing it with a bright vivid color for the largest accent wall. Or pair a warm neutral with a deep saturated color.

That's my advice.

Caroline said...

Stripes = awesome. Playful, fun, two colors, what's not to love? Would they be of equal widths, or pinstripes/pattern?

Mary said...

I just read a Better Homes and Gardens magazine where they did this whole thing about choosing paint colors and the color they were suggesting was honey, in varying degrees of intensity. I actually fell in love with the pictures, so I say for a room without light, go for a light honey color, which I guess is kind of a creamy color ....

And this is coming from someone who is yet to put a lick of paint on a house I've lived in for 4 1/2 years.

Ashley said...

i need more information. Is the the half bath on the main?

Spliz said...

no the bathroom by the boys room.

Adam D said...

I'm with Mary on the honey yellow. I remember that issue of Better Homes and she's right.

Margaret said...

Isn't most of your house already a kind of honey color? Stripes don't really scream "boy" to me, but maybe it depends on the color? I'm thinking cooler rather than warmer colors.

Johnson-n-Johnson said...

are you planning on selling your house soon? if so do neutral. If not,I say neutral base and bright stripes.

Jen said...

a few things about paint color: pick the color you want and then go one shade lighter.
in a small room you aren't in very often, try out your boldest whimses- go for the stripes!

Honestly, it's only paint, if you hate it, you can just paint over it!

Give it a try! I think stripes in the boys bathroom would be darling. I am thinking about stripes in the boys room

Grandy said...

So---What were the poll results??? What did you decide to do? Have you done it yet?? Will you please email me your email address?? I apparently don't have the correct one. Thanks!!!