You can't really see the true colour in these photos (it's been rainy so the light is poor) but it's sage green now. In the colour chip, it's the colour on the top bar (against to my living room's brick red walls). Thanks to hubby's persistence, the room is finished. He told me that it felt good doing it.
When we moved in, every room was a bright primary colour but as much as I like bright colours, they were a bit too vibrant to live with (but oh, so child friendly as our social worker pointed out). We had a friend paint our bedroom and ensuite bathroom in nice calming cinnamon colours. If I had my way, I'd probably paint the whole apartment to look like a giant spa, but that would require hubby's cooperation (and moving lots of heavy things) and hiring someone is out of the question at the moment. So I have to work my devilish means on him one room at a time. I just say, "Mmmmm, I'll think I'll buy some paint and wait til you go away and I'll have a crack at it." Worried that my female DNA might somehow botch the job, he'll make the time to do the task in that perfectionist way he has that doesn't allow for meal breaks or outside assistance. Then he thumps his chest and asks me to appraise his job, seeking the look of happiness in my eyes.
Next is his bathroom(bright yellow!) and the office (lavender - eeks). Back in my single days, when I needed a major task done, I'd call a couple guys over and give them beer. Easy. Sheesh.
Inspired by another blogger, I think I will get a decal for the room. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5717811 She found this etsy that makes customized decals and I thought cool, why not?
I like these:
My heart melted at this one: