Well, the powder room seemed to be an easy project. (Three and a half foot by five foot room couldn't take too long to paint, right?) However, for months now, I've been stumped on a color.
Funny how things progress in my mind. It's rarely all designed at once. My room designs just sort of grow as time goes by.
My parents gave Mr. Mike and I a set of monogrammed towels for Christmas, knowing I like brown. Well, they were mostly brown... with light blue accents. I haven't had blue in any room other than a kids' bedroom in YEARS. So, despite the fact that I loved the colors together, I didn't know where to put them and what to put with them.
That is... didn't know until I found some cute patterned towels at Home Goods.
So, I set up the powder room with the light blue and brown matching towel sets for awhile, trying to figure out a wall color. Then after many swatches, gray seemed to be a good fit. Graceful Gray by Behr. It would help me stray away from tan (which has been used a lot) at least for one room.
So, last Wednesday, I took three hours (see... quick job!) and did this:
This picture seems to look more light blue, but really it's mostly pale gray.
Sorry to show just a toilet. I haven't found anything for above the toilet or on the walls just yet. Once again, it's a work-in-progress. I'll figure something out....
Aren't those patterned towels beautiful? Oh, I love Home Goods.