When 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!