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Behind The Cut

If you're not interesting in my interior decorating, move along. Nothing to see, it's just potty humor. In fact, until G-Dude is done later this week, there's very little to see, indeed.


Ok, as you will see the initial color combinations are just crappy. Unfortunately, Weatherdude is fond of very blah colors (reminding him of foggy days and he's a sucker for New England or Weather names) and seems to think some of these might do for the bedroom walls. But I think all the samples were a bust. Meanwhile, something in the browns is promising. It's the 2105 strip from 10 to 70, though the strip I have is only four blocks of the lightest. What's interesting is that it has the saturation of the pink, as people said. Miss E likes Savory Cream, but I think it will be too light. Acapulco Sand is turning out to be the same saturation as the pink tiles that line the tub/shower area in daylight. But I'm interested in Sand Pebble and Dusty Ranch Brown and even darker members of this particular color set. And I'm toying with darker walls and brighter accent, as the door and window are prominent features in the room.

But if you wanted a before pic, this will sort of give the idea of the room. Seriously, it's not big enough for me to be able to take a pic of the room as a whole.


And showing the floor tiles:


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jjschwabach
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
Is the Savory Cream the third one? I'd tend to agree with Miss. E, then. The second one will draw too much of the pink in, and make the entire bathroom PINK!. The first (blue) will probably, alas, end up clashing once you have an entire wall full of it. The fourth (I'm callin' it red) is too strong and will also enhance, rather than decrease, the pink saturation. The advantage of a lighter tan-type color is that it already exists in the tiles.

(I've been told several times I have a sixth sense for color-matching, but I've never tried to do it through the ether..)
birdhousefrog
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
No these are all the yucky choices that were available in samples. I'm working from a paint chip and trying to do a virtual paint job on the BM site, but their software isn't all that friendly and intuitive. But I've been able to get an idea of what savory cream would look like as a trim color. But the one you picked is the closest to what I'm looking at, yes. Just yuckier. It's Yosemite Sand and The Dude was all in favor of it when he thought I was saying "Yosemite Sam."
jjschwabach
Jan. 18th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it -- didn't want to say that I didn't really like the #3 sample much, either... ;-)

Tell him it *is* Yosemite Sam!
kelly_yoyo
Jan. 18th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
I kind of dig the greyed turquoise. That shade brings on huge nostalgia for me.
mindyklasky
Jan. 18th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Me? I'd match the off-white that you have on the toilet lid. That'll blend with the floor tiles (which are *super* cool!), and will keep the small room as light as possible. (And yeah, I think that's close to the third sample in your painting.)
karen_w_newton
Jan. 18th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
I concur with the sand comments. And for the record, my bathroom tile is MUCH worse than yours! I'm talking chest high walls in 4-inch bubble gum pink tiles with a solid black trim. It screams 60's.
jjschwabach
Jan. 19th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Oy. Remember those chewable wax nose-and-moustaches? That's what that color combination makes me think of. I now count myself lucky that in my bathroom, only the tub is pink.
deliasherman
Jan. 19th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Also 30's.
annpendragon
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
I would consider a darker/less peachy sandy color and have you considered doing a medium colored wood stain on the woodwork instead of paint? Give the toilet a wooden lid instead, a wooded towel bar and a more neutral curtain. Also keep in mind you do not need to match the wall color with the floor tile colors. Pick something a bit richer in tone and the toilet and tile will look less....well....that toilet is just so Pepto Bismol.
deliasherman
Jan. 19th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
Call me odd (go ahead, you won't be alone), but I like the blue-green. It cools things off. I'm afraid the gold would look mustardy in quantity, but I do agree with annpendragon that wooden accesories would to far to take the curse off of the Pepto Bismolness of the commode.

Try painting a wide streak of the colors you're really interested in from floor to ceiling. That will give you a more reasonable idea of what it will look like to have a whole wall that color.
frostokovich
Jan. 30th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
I'm, in the "not pink" crowd here. Our bath's white tub, white floor tiles with dark blue squares, and white wainscoting halfway up the wall that I put in. Walls are a deep deep cherry red. But then, I like drama in my room colors.
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