Fear of colors — I never even knew there was such a thing! It’s not something I suffer from; rather, my problem is a lack of confidence using color. (Is there a name for that?)
For example, we’re making a card in camp this month using the Succulent Garden suite. The combination of colors is strangely compelling, but I would have been a skeptic if someone would have suggested I use them — and would like the effect. I’ll show you this card later in the week.
Still, a 4¼” x 5½” card is one thing, a powder room is something else entirely. That’s the project here this week: someone is remodeling our back-door tiny bathroom. Here’s what it looked like when we bought the house:
Yes, that is orange and yellow shag carpeting on the floor, yellow iridescent plastic tiles, and a heavy, textured, striped wallpaper on the wall. Don’t overlook the retro medicine cabinet and coordinating plush toilet lid cover. Charming, would you not agree?
We had a new floor installed and removed the wallpaper before we moved, but the tiles remained. Until today — DEMO DAY. I have taken the Easter decorations down from the shelf on the opposite side of the wall (I learned my lesson when our old house was re-sided).
But. The new color. That’s my dilemma.
If the Property Brothers visited this house, they’d say “It’s like an Easter basket exploded!” I have a silvery gray, Pool Party, Certainly Celery, sunny yellow, and a paint called Muslin, which looks just like it sounds. I don’t want drama on the walls, but I feel like I want to do something lively and fresh in this little room.
Do you have any suggestions for me? Pictures you’d like to share?