Picking paint colors is always interesting. Sometimes you hit, sometimes you miss! Lately, all of the blogs, magazines, and websites I have been attracted to show white, white and more white! I also love pops of pale aqua too- you know, like sea glass, or Bell jars. Like this cool kitchen shelf:
Anyway, the room my husband and I are using for our bedroom right now has orange carpet, orangey-oak beadboard wainscotting, and had HORRIBLE wallpaper- tan and cream and orangey flowers. UGH.
When we pulled the wallpaper down, we found old plaster underneath it, with patches of white spackle. It kinda cool- kind of- in a Tuscan sort of way. Almost.
So, rather than buy paint, I chose a full gallon of something called "spring thaw." It looked kind of tan, so I thought it would be a good neutral. (Oh- and I say something because although we brought it with us from our former house, we didn't buy it. It had been there from the last owners- but obviously never used.) So I put it up and it made a huge difference!! The only "thing" is, it's kind of green, which is actually OK for now. At least the wallpaper is gone (but if you want some, I found a closet literally half full with old wallpaper- but not cool old wallpaper, just old vinyl '80s stuff).
Now, although we don't plan on doing anything else with the room for quite awhile, we are on the hunt for a rug remnant, 'cause orange ain't my thang. Thank God it isn't shag.
I found this photo at Papillon Linens, and LOVE it. This is my next bedroom!! Seriously.