Bedroom paint

You may remember, but probably don’t, that my bedroom at the Little Gray House Of Mine was painted a warm pale pink from Martha Stewart’s defunct line for Lowe’s. The color was called Paris Pink. It was perfect.

When we renovated Low House I wrung my hands about what color to paint our bedroom here. Both my mother and Sparks’ mother chimed in with the opinion that a man should not have to sleep in a pink room. And so no paint color went up at all. And the room is white. With white furniture. And beige curtains.

I think I have a color now, though. Yesterday Mimi and I were emptying out a drawer (her favorite occupation right now) and found a pile of paint chips from the renovation, including a lot of defunct Martha Stewart colors. One of them is called Glass Bottom Boat. It has equal amounts of blue and green in it I think, and very little gray to take it down. It sort of glows and shimmers. And all of the bedroom pictures I have pinned on Pinterest have a lot of aqua and cream and gold in them; it’s just a magical color combination for me. Can you imagine?

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Glass Bottom Boat with the beige curtains

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Glass Bottom Boat with all of the pink and green and gold stuff in the room, completing the color spectrum (something I’m a fan of)

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Glass Bottom Boat with all of those pink and green and gold quilts, ditto

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I even think I like it with the Hibiscus Pink bathroom. It reminds me of paintings of cherry blossoms against the sky.

I think that this color is probably still available in the regular Valspar line; that was the case with another color that we gnashed teeth over when it was discontinued mid-renovation. I will check. I have no idea when we could possibly get our act together to paint our bedroom (I mean, seriously?) But if we ever do…

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One thought on “Bedroom paint

  1. Even if no longer available you can have it reproduced; most paint stores now have a densitometer to match any color the customer brings in, and not just from paint chips but also fabrics, tiles, artwork, etc.

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