I’m hoping to get started on my bedroom really soon. I’ve lived far too long in this bland white box. So yesterday I made a trip to Home Depot, fabric samples in hand, to pick out some paint options. This paint won’t go on the entire wall, because I also want to work in some grasscloth.
I had originally purchased the grasscloth for another project that I then decided not to do. I only have three rolls, which is not enough to do my entire room, and since I ordered it about three years ago, I’m almost certain that even if they still make this particular grasscloth, the lot/run number wouldn’t be available anymore. So I have to be a bit creative in how I use it.
I’ve decided that I’m going to use the grasscloth on the entire headboard wall in the little nook that will be created when I build the closets on either side of the bed. Then on the other three walls, I will put grasscloth on the upper portion of each wall, and paint the lower portion. That’s where the paint color comes in.
So here are the four color samples I came home with…
|All paint colors are Behr brand from Home Depot.
(1) Juniper Ash, UL220-21, (2) Cloud Burst, 490F-5, (3) Gobi Desert, 710C-3, (4) Belgian Sweet, 700D-6
Matt immediately ruled out #3, Gobi Desert, calling it “dull”. I kind of agree, although I will say that if you’re looking for a really nice neutral, this is a good one. I immediately ruled out #4, Belgian Sweet, remembering that my bedding is chocolate brown. So that left me with two options. I took these pictures last night, so I had to use a flash which kind of distorted the colors, but you can get a pretty good idea of what they look like.
First up is Juniper Ash, shown with the grasscloth, the two main print fabrics on the right, and the headboard fabric on the left (remember, the headboard fabric won’t be right against the painted walls, as the headboard wall will be all grasscloth).
And here are the fabrics and grasscloth shown with Cloud Burst. This is a nice color, and as I was painting this sample on the wall, I was sure this was going to be the one I chose. But after looking at it with the fabrics and grasscloth, I think it’s just not quite right. I’m definitely leaning towards Juniper Ash.
And although my room is tiny, I’m really not opposed to using a dark color. It’ll be balanced by the new built-in closets on either side of the bed (painted in the trim color), the trim, the grasscloth, and the ceiling.
So those are my thoughts. Feel free to weigh in!