Candy Coloured Walls
The last few weeks have been pretty crazy, I have been up to my eyeballs in paint and it’s been kind of hard keeping up with my emails / social media / blog posts. I blame paint. Valspar Paint, to be exact. Things are starting to come together and I am super excited to share some of my candy coloured walls with you all! Admittedly the rooms are not yet finished or furnished, but I’m so ludicrously happy with the colours that I just couldn’t wait to share some snapshots!
We small apartment at the side of our house, it’s not part of the main house, it’s an extension which was build in the last 20/30 years. It has a bathroom, living space and bedroom, it’s going to be a great space for our friends to come and stay! But before that happens, we had to decide on a colour.
I loved the idea of the room being yellow, but I was worried that we might not find the exact right shade. I was also worried as too much yellow can be a little overwhelming, too bright, almost annoying and it can almost come across that you have painted it yellow to overcompensate for a lack of light. I was really half-and-half on yellow, I just couldn’t decide if it was the right choice for the room or not. The other colour option I had in mind was pink. We have a beautiful exposed brick wall with an industrial style light switch which I knew would look amazing against pink, however, my boyfriend was worried it might look too much like a little girls bedroom. I wanted pink. He wanted yellow. We compromised with a half-and-half room. Not. Even. Kidding! Two walls are yellow, two walls are pink.
I haven’t quite managed to nail the colours for my camera yet, but hopefully you can get the effect. The chair I bought from a design store recently, but I can’t remember who it is by, as for the bag, it’s by Moschino. FYI, there is an outfit post coming soon which features this bag!
The main reason I wanted to paint the walls pink is because I loved the idea of having an exposed brick wall in pink. We knew the light fitting was going to have an industrial feel and I just knew it would look amazing if the wall was pink behind it. Originally, I wanted a hot pink wall, but eventually we settled on a slightly softer pink which has almost peach tones and slight grey notes to it. It tones in beautifully with the pastel yellow and I love the lines where the pink and yellow meet. Please excuse the stepladders, it will be a lot cuter with a nice lamp, some art on the walls and a beautiful sofa!
In the main part of our house is our master bedroom. Again, deciding on colours was tricky, but we decided to go for a powdery blue as our en-suite bathroom has beautiful blue print floor tiles, so we liked the idea of the blue bedroom leading onto the blue and white bathroom. This room has high ceilings, sash windows and a big old fireplace (which you can see more of in this post). We went for a slightly darker shade of blue on the wood panelling and for the woodwork, on the walls it’s a beautiful soft powdery blue. I couldn’t resist taking this moment to share my new Radley London Suitcase with you all! It is a hard shell case and it features swimmer in a lido. I love the print, I love the colour and I am very excited about taking it on my next holiday!
All paint is custom mixed by Valspar (their colour match service is amazing!), the paint brushes and rollers used are by Harris Brushes (they are the best brushes you will find!) and the radiators are by Acova (the cost a little more, but they turn ugly radiators into a beautiful feature) all bought from B&Q.