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Why did I hesitate to paint the guest room anything other than pink?
The walls were white when we moved in, and they were fine. Unobtrusive and neutral, but kind of boring. When I finished selecting the furniture working on the room’s and layout, the walls were still white and I thought, hey, this would be a fun opportunity to go really bold with the color! I tried a rich, deep teal. It was a pretty color, but so clearly wrong for the space. I thought about going in a different direction, skim coating the walls and putting up wallpaper, but this was just supposed to be a quick project! I knew repainting was in my future.
I had resisted pink because it’s so often my go-to and I wanted to try something different. But in this case, pink truly was a great choice for the room. Lovely and soft, but still a noticeable color. I used the new Dutch Boy® Platinum Plus Interior Paint + Primer formula in Peachy-Keen (306-2DB). It turned out awesome! Here’s a shot after I did the cutting in and just before rolling the walls.
I like a flat finish for walls, and this paint has primer built-in. It covered in just one coat even over the dark color. Dutch Boy Paint’s new Platinum Plus formula with Stain-Shield Technology is durable and easy to clean, and it’s a great price at around $35/gallon.
Most of the furniture is the same as it was when I first showed the guest room A few months ago. I moved the bench to the foot of the bed and turned the dresser, but I kept the teal chair and side table where they were, and it’s the same bed (which fits the space so perfectly). The big difference is that I got rid of the single nightstand and brought in a matching vintage pair. I painted them black, using the same paint I used on the doors: Dutch Boy® Dura Clean™ Cabinet, Door, & Trim in Authentic Black (437-7DB).
I like to mix sets so that the nightstand(s) and dresser aren’t perfectly matching, and I think every room benefits from interesting vintage pieces or antiques. I’m proud of how this room is turning out, but the matchy-matchy definitely was a little more ‘catalog’ than I personally like for my home. The dresser stayed, but was rotated and put on the adjacent wall.
I’m very into the black nightstands and the contrast they add. I don’t always go for symmetry, but a room with the bed centered like this makes perfect sense for this space.
That peachy pink is so good in the room. The new wall color even made the existing carpet look better! It’s low on the list of priorities to replace, and I think the white walls called more attention to it. Now it’s the subtle flooring backdrop it should be.
The bedding stayed the same too. I added a pom pom bedskirt that’s super cute, but I kept the white sheets, duvet cover with subtle embroidery, and statement pillow. That pillow totally makes the bed, and now the wall color plays up those pink tones.
I’m thinking I’ll probably do something fun with the window in the future, but now that the wall color is right, it doesn’t feel nearly as pressing. And pink! You know I’m always down for more pink. This Peachy-Keen is perfect for a room with interesting angles and not a whole lot of natural light.
Room by room, this house is getting closer to my overall vision for it. This was such an easy change too, mostly just the paint! It was pretty before, but now it feels so warm and personal. Not bad for a gallon of paint and a day’s work.
Emily K MayJuly 18, 2017 at 9:47 am
It looks fantastic! You are a pro at finding the best pinks.
AndreaJaneJuly 18, 2017 at 10:24 am
That room clearly needed to be pink. It just looks happier.
goosefairyJuly 18, 2017 at 11:05 am
Pink was the perfect choice for this room.
Jill CatrinelJuly 18, 2017 at 11:32 am
Beautiful update. The before & after shots are like slipping on a pair of rose colored glasses.
ElspethJuly 18, 2017 at 12:13 pm
The bench fabric is great — where are the bench/fabric from, please?
LauraJuly 18, 2017 at 1:04 pm
I’m so jealous. So, so jealous. I wanted a muted pink for my baby’s room (you know, like a nice Rosé stain on a white tablecloth), but it ended up bubblegum. Since a baby lives in that room, I’m hesitant to repaint, especially since half our house still needs to be painted. Looks great!
BleubookJuly 18, 2017 at 1:31 pm
ok THIS? It is so pretty. you chose the absolute perfect shade of pink and I LOVE it.
I just painted my living room an even paler shade of pink which I also love, but for a bedroom I think you chose the absolute perfect pink.
AnnWJuly 18, 2017 at 1:51 pm
Some how the pink makes the angles disappear. Plus, you know you love pink. Thanks for some new ideas. White is not always the latest, chicest color!
Vanessa BaileyJuly 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm
Don’t completely finish the house Nicole, then you’ll have to move! It happened to me once.
HannahJuly 18, 2017 at 3:04 pm
This looks like the most perfect room to sneak away with a book!
LauraJuly 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm
love the color.
Kristin B.July 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm
Absolutely beautiful. I love the progression from white to blue to pink. It was meant to be.
CarolJuly 18, 2017 at 4:23 pm
Fan-blinkin-tastic!!! And it covered in one coat!!!! Have just looked and Dutch Boy paint doesn’t make it over the pond – boo!!! The pink is lovely!!!! X
RaquelJuly 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm
Live it–looks great!
KathyJuly 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm
The color looks like a blush pink to me and it is BEAUTIFUL….excellent
DanielleJuly 18, 2017 at 7:10 pm
Yas!!! Pink was what it needed! Love it!
PhoebeJuly 19, 2017 at 7:11 am
It only took one gallon? I’m loving this color, even though I’m not a huge pink person.
PeggiJuly 19, 2017 at 7:20 am
Perfect! Pink for the win!
JessibeeJuly 19, 2017 at 4:56 pm
It looks so nice. Very pretty pink! It may not be on trend recently but I always love a bit of symmetry!
TiffanieJuly 19, 2017 at 6:34 pm
Gorgeous! I especially love the way you styled the dresser. Is the plant real? Any tips on selecting and caring for house plants while not ruining wall to wall carpet?
SuzanneJuly 21, 2017 at 9:07 am
I love the color, but how do people actually get into that bed? The walls are so slanted, and there’s a footboard keeping people from flopping onto the bottom. Looks like a lot of awkward hunching is required. Why not two twin beds for this space?
Caroline E-HJuly 25, 2017 at 8:51 am
Wow, that color makes all the difference! Gorgeous.
katwachter80July 28, 2017 at 7:31 am
Love love love! It makes the space so dreamy and cozy and soft. It’s perfect!