From the beginning I’d been toying with the idea of a dramatic, dark blue bedroom. I even tried out a couple of colors on the wall. But I never felt totally confident with the choice and worried that I would hate it, or that it wouldn’t flow with the rest of the house, or whatever. So when the painter came, I told him to pain the room a safe, bland (I told myself it was “restful”) gray color called Cronkite.
Cronkite wasn’t a terrible choice. It’s actually a very nice warm gray, and it served the purpose of making my bedroom presentable while I focused on the rest of the house. But I knew it was the wrong choice for me from the first moment I saw it. I knew I had sacrificed the interesting for the safe, and that bothered me. Then I had my housewarming party and noticed that everyone raved about my guest bedroom but said nothing about the master bedroom — and that’s when I knew I needed to change things up and go back to my original vision.
So I called my painter, who just happened to have a couple free days between jobs, and voila! I’m on my way to an interesting bedroom!
|The color’s called Espionage. So maybe I’ll feel a little like James Bond sleeping in there…|
It needs at least one more coat, and of course then I’ll need to figure out lamps and artwork and everything else. But I already love it.