August gets excited when we do something different to his room. “A new blanket? For me!? WOW!!!” He’s two though, and he is not the bundle of opinions that is four-year-old Eleanor. She’s a character, but I love that she’s so into personalizing her room. She has been steadfast in her wish for dark blue walls, so I wanted to make sure she would like it by showing her some mock-ups of her room before we paint.
E was making silly faces for me the other day, when she asked me to take pictures of her wearing her new shoes. As I looked through them, I realized that they were pretty representative of her opinions on the paint colors. So here we go! Mock-ups and reactions.
First up, pink. I don’t think pink is the way to go for her new room, but we had to start with a baseline.
What do you think, Eleanor?
That’s what I expected. Here’s aqua.
This could be nice. See? It works with the light, and the bedding. How about it, E?
OK, that’s a no. All right, all right. Dark blue? Yes?
Do you like it?
Ah. I see that I have your interest.
Oh, oops, I hit the lightness slider too far to the left. That’s really dark.
Let me just fix that. Wait, what? You like it?
Of course that’s the one you go for. DARK BLUE. All right, kid. It’s your room! Let’s make it work.