There are only a few minutes for, “On the bright side” when it comes to Design.
Photo from the Vegas Wedding Planner
Do you ever walk into those homes and feel, “ugh! I wish I were so daring!”? Silly question, We all do it.
And we’ve all heard (and given!) the pep talk of, “Paint is just paint” & “It’s your house”, right? But, between you and me, there is something vulnerable about sticking that toe out of the box, isn’t there? Almost frightening!
Going to the paint shop & seeing the vast array of colours makes our pulses race with excitement of all the possibilities, yet we leave all sweaty & safe with “Eggshell”. Painting our walls, we try to convince ourselves with, “yes…yes!, it was the right decision. Phewwwww! I’m so glad I went with eggshell…“, but we all know deep down, we really would have loved to do a Carrie Adler (Sex And The City) turquoise blue wall with crisp white trim, right? And you know how we love going to that Mexican restaurant and admiring the multi-coloured Talavera tiles, which visually transport us to beautiful Mexico… but eggshell, it is. I get it. So, lets just go with something safe. In fact, let’s go for something safer than eggshell even…like white!
photo from Elle Decor
(*GASP!!*, *WHAAA…?!*, Who is this woman?!*, * #%$* ($)+@(! Is she mocking me?!*—let it out, let it out…shhh, it’s ok…)
Noooo…I’m not mocking you. I’m serious! Many designers are using the once heavily frowned upon, crisp white for interiors these days. Do you know why (besides the fact that it’s better than eggshell)? It’s a blank canvas. The you-can-do-whatever-you-starnkin’-want, in smaller doses of wall colours!
photo take from Finders Keepers Markets Inc
With white walls, wacky colours “pop” and muted Gustavian colours, become creamier.
Just have fun with the accessories (especially vintage & antiques!). Stay away from reproductions, because there ain’t much tackier than a Made In China sticker on the bottom of a vase, kids.
So, for now, Bella’s…you’re safe. There is no need for purple walls if it makes y’all all sweaty at the thought. It’s ok…for now..
Photo from 5 Star Painting
…until design changes it mind again. Check back with me tomorrow. ;o)
PS: Maybe just one tiny wall with a fabulous wallpaper?