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Choosing Colors

As you know I am working on creating an oasis for my son by transforming his room from kiddy to young adult.  I want a cozy retreat for him with soothing colors.  When choosing colors I seek inspiration online and shop at my local Home Goods.  I feel Home Goods is always in trend with what designers and high end retailers are displaying.  The price point is what I appreciate.  Home Goods is where  I found the bedding.  It was a quilt that was the perfect color, masculine, and could help achieve the look I was going for.  Shortly after that purchase, I received the Restoration Hardware Catalog and there was a quilt that looked exactly like mine.  I was loving that!  It made me realize I was on trend with my vision.  Not to mention, I love Restoration Hardware.

Italian 50-Year-Wash Vintage Bedding Collection

Via Restoration Hardware

The quilt is a pewter/tan color with silver thread used for the stitching.  The stitching was my jumping off point for the paint color.  The walls need to be neutral.  I want to incorporate vintage finds, yet give it a modern, up to date look.  I felt a silver would be perfect.

This is the color I chose;

Benjamin Moore – Silver Lining

It was fun seeing the khaki walls disappear and the silvery, blue-grey appear.

The grey does look darker than the swatch here, doesn’t it? 

It is probably the lighting in the room.

Paint Colors

It is really a unique color, changing with the light.  With a lot of light it appears more blue-grey,  with less light more silver-grey. 

I also purchased  throw pillows in a stone color to coordinate with the quilt.  I chose white sheets to make it feel and look like a posh hotel.  (I can hope). 🙂

I drew up a couple of elevations today.

Teen Room

Elevation Floor Plan

It has been too cold to paint here and I am itching to get started with all of the projects I have in store for this room.

Until next time…



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  • Betsy(@coastal-colors)

    Angie, I love your choices of color and bedding! Your drawings looks so professionaland great! I think he’ll love his new room! What a milestone!

    January 27, 2013 at 3:03 pm Reply
    • Angie

      Thank you Betsy! I hope he loves his new room. I just hope he loves it so much that he will keep it clean. 🙂

      January 27, 2013 at 5:39 pm Reply
  • SheilaG @ Plum Doodles

    I love the paint color, Angie! The bedding will look so good in there. Your son is a lucky guy!

    January 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm Reply
    • Angie

      Thank you Sheila!

      January 28, 2013 at 7:04 pm Reply

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