Goodbye Insane Barbie Pink Walls

Barbie pink paint colorWhen we bought this house nine years ago, we let our daughters choose their paint colors for their bedrooms. Clearly the stressful process of home purchase had taken a toll on our reasoning abilities, and that’s how we ended up with one bedroom a deep, vivid, unnatural, insane Barbie pink color. It glows with a sci-fi, radioactive flair. Everyone turns pink when they enter that room.

Imagine my delight when our daughter recently expressed the desire to paint over the Barbie with something a bit more muted.

Had I been waiting desperately for this day to arrive? Does a bear pee in the woods? Does Homer Simpson say “Doh?”

Our first step was to head out to a paint store and look at some swatches. She wanted a purple color, I was willing to consider a muted lavender. We picked out four we both liked and painted test swatches on the wall.

The winner is:  either French Lilac by Benjamin Moore, or Blue Orchid, by Benjamin Moore. More to come when the paint job is finished!

2 Comments on Goodbye Insane Barbie Pink Walls

  1. ashley
    September 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm (3 years ago)

    do you happen to remember the brand that made this pink paint? I love it!

    • mrsjones
      September 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm (3 years ago)

      It was a Behr paint color from Home Depot, but unfortunately I do not have the name of it.


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