Thursday, October 7, 2010

{A New Direction}

I know in a previous post I said I had a vision for our laundry room but now I'm second guessing that vision because while I was flipping through my Martha Stewart paint fan deck I was inspired by two totally random colors.  The MS fan deck is one of my favorite accessories!  I carry this with me everywhere!  My purse weighs a ton!  Just ask my husband.

I found two colors that I am normally not attracted too that I immediately loved.  I stay with my safe colors.  Blues, creams, whites, greens and grays.  I never venture out because I'm a color coward.  I don't know why because I'm not that way with anything else in my life.  And color is an easy thing to fix.  So I came across the pinks and purples.  Yes, I said pinks and purples.  Two colors I never in a million years would think I would paint in our house.  Not even in a girl's nursery/room.  I have always been opposed to really girly colors.  I don't know why except for the fact that I was always a tomboy growing up.  I feel like I'm growing up and maybe I need a girly color in my life.  A room that is bright and feels fun.  A room that isn't safe. 

I found some fabrics at LS Fabrics that I loved and I ordered samples.  I love them all and I can see endlessly possibilities ahead of me. 

{Obviously all the ones above are the pinks and below the purples.}

I still can't believe I'm considering these two colors.  When I asked my husband the simple question of "Pink or Purple?" without telling him why he said PURPLE.  I am sure I'll change my mind a million times but I think I actually have a real vision now. 

What do y'all think?


  1. I am loving all of those purple fabrics. They seem pretty neutral to me, without being BEIGE or BROWN or BLACK or WHITE. LOVE!!!

  2. I tend to be a color coward as well, so I'm enjoying your brave consideration of those pretty fabrics. I think whichever direction you choose to go in will turn out wonderfully. Ann

  3. Wow! I love the pink. It looks like something you would see on Sara's House on HGTV. I say go for it. Like you said you can always change it. :)

  4. OMG I am totally partial to the swatch 2 from the bottom....probably because I just made 2 new throw pillows to update my living room couch with the same exact fabric....except a different color scheme. But I am loving the purple hues, with the green and grayish purple! Good is the link to that post if you want to see how they turned out

  5. Well I just fell in love with the 3rd to the last pink swatch so I vote pink! Go crazy! Have fun!

  6. I'm afraid of color as well, totally understand your feeling. I like the 2nd purple option (purple ticking stripe) with the 3rd purple option (purple paisley). Are you just looking for colors or patterns? Anyway, I think both prints compliment each other if you are using them, and they are still slightly neutral. I'm late on this though, maybe you decided already?