I had a color consultation yesterday and the family was very typical. It consisted of a husband, wife, four kids and a dog. The only difference with this family is that besides the wife, they are ALL male!
So the question is, with a house full of blue, green, brown, boys, men, sports, rough and tumble and testosterone, how does the one female in the home find her place? With color! Here’s what I did.
So these are the colors I chose from foyer to attic. As you can see, they all lean a bit towards the masculine side of the color wheel. No pink. No red. No yellow. No coral – nothing that indicated that there is a lady in the house.
So one of the last rooms we were in was the Master bedroom. By the time we got to her room she said,
“Can we PLEASE have a girl color in this room?”
I looked at her brand new bedding that she bought for the her room and it was VERY, VERY feminine. It was a cream background, sateen fabric with a pinky mauve banded floral. Can you just picture how Mr. feels sleeping in flowers? This recalled to memory my post called “Master Bedroom Colors To Please Both Him and Her”.
So how do you make Mr. happy in the bedroom when the bedding is so very feminine? With color. I used Koi Pond on the walls and ceiling but it looks much darker on the ceiling because of the way the light hits it – great illusion! Then I lined the inside of the tray with Forestwood for interest.
Why does this work? The greens on both the walls and ceiling “man up” the room. Also, as in most florals, you have shades of green as seen in the leaves and stems. All I did was pull the green that I saw in the bedding and put it on the wall. This room will be a PREFECT match to her bedding.
Now getting back to the title of this post. Luckily, there is a sitting room that extends out off the back-end of the Master bedroom. That is the room that Mrs. has called her own.
“I want a pink color! I want to see SOME girly ness in this very manly house. Please give me a some type of pink so I can call this room mine!”
What pink did I choose? Abalone Shell. Why does this work? This pink is the right shade for an adult. It’s not anywhere near a bubble gum pink because it has just the right about of black in it to gray it up. It also happens to be a 99% match to the pink this in her bedding. The most important reason this pink works? SHE loves it!
So my friends here is a perfect example of how you can make a Master bedroom work when you have so much to consider in the room. Make color work for you. Think out your options and compromise when it comes to choosing color for a bedroom that has two people who share it. Isn’t that what life’s about anyway? Compromises. It work in the world of color too!
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That’s a good compromise.