Pages

Monday, February 18, 2013

Winter Colors

It's been a cold, cold winter in New York. I've spent most of it indoors hanging, which has been lovely but also led me to feel a little stir crazy...which led to me paint my apartment on a whim. Fortunately, it turned out a well! 

I started with a largely white-on-white apartment. 


With the help of my roommate I painted four walls in the apartment, one in each room, four different colors. It sounds like a lot of color, but it works. In one bedroom is a coral room, which looks nice with the bedding and accessories peppering the space. The rooms are still a little sparse - we did just move a few months ago. 




 Our hallway wall is nice cool blue, but it doesn't translate very well on film! Not a lot of light in our hall, but here's one snap for example's sake. 


In our kitchen, we have a poppy - colored wall. We've got to get some larger art for the space, but it adds some dimension to the room. 



The second bedroom is painted navy and is also well- accessorized. 



19 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

You've chosen some bold colours that look nice in your space. I've always leaned to the pastel colours, so it looks like spring in our house all the time.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

There's nothing like a change of wall color to bring new life to a room! Our house is somewhat dark, so I've been doing the opposite of you and painting white. Either way, change is good!

Marissa said...

Wow!!! Now that's color!!! Wonderful choice! I automatically feel cheery!!

Madelief said...

Love the bright colours. A good choice!

NanaDiana said...

Andrea- It looks great. Love the pops of color and it really brightens things up. xo Diana

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I love the color choices..> Great job and a new coat of paint always makes me happy when its all done HUGS
````````````````````````Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

Kris said...

Wow! A new apartment and you didn't have to move. It looks great!

Jill Harrison said...

oh I love it! so wonderfully bright and cheerful and uplifting. Well done for having the gumption for a makeover.
Have a wonderful week in your "new" apartment. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

nannykim said...

yes! for color and not for grey or white!

podso said...

Love the color! That should really give a spark to your apartment, and if it's too much for someone, they have the three other walls to look at. Good for you!

Style Sisters said...

I love the bright color! This is so fun and cheerful it makes me happy to look at the room. What a great job! Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday and sharing your post!
Karin

Linda Leyble said...

Hi - great color combinations! Aren't you glad you did this! I think that the whole feel of your place has gone from blah to Ahhhh!

Great job...

Found you on Ivy and Elephants. I have a project on there too - Mini Swedish Clock re-do...come and visit!

Linda

http://www.thecolorfulbee.com

mail4rosey said...

Wow, you really did change things up, and it looks terrific! I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Andrea....Wow...what a wonderful, rich pop of color. It all looks so energizing and friendly. What a great palette!
Thanks for your kind comment onmy blog.
Have a great weekend.
Carolynn

Ann, Heather and Sheila said...

Wow! And I thought I was being brave adding a few small touches of orange into the decor at my house. Well done!
Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

I LOVE all the colors. When we moved into this house nearly every wall was white and I said I feel like I live in an asylum. I've added color with curtains and pictures but really want to paint. It will come in time but in the meantime I'm enjoying gathering ideas from others painting adventures.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love all the bright colors! The walls really warm up the room. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Patti

Jann Olson said...

Andrea, I think this is so fun for young girls like you. The pops of color are sure to make you happy. Cute decor and I love the wide white baseboards! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

Sherry said...

Great color! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...