Monday, June 14, 2010

Pink and Turquoise

My daughters share a bedroom.

A very pink bedroom. 

With white furniture that needs to be painted......

I suggested we try a shade of blue or turquoise on their dressers, but they think I am crazy.

Here are their curtains.......

And their bed linens........

Here are some color scheme ideas I found (remember, I am KEEPING the pink walls, -just looking for accent colors).......

Traditional Home

Pottery Barn

House Beautiful

Coastal Living

Coastal Living


decor pad


Better Homes and Gardens

ideal home

Polly Wreford

Then I remembered a couple of my paintings where I used blue and pink, together........

Wow!! I am excited about painting the furniture blue!  Now I just have to find the right shade.  Hmmm.  Any suggestions?  I would prefer something I could purchase at Lowe's.  Since we are in a rural area, any other paint brand requires a one hour round-trip drive. 


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Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh you have to DO IT! All those pics were gorgeous. It's just what the room needs:)

Anna said...

I have been saving this post with my bookmarks for a long time - it is from the site Design dazzle
I love these blue painted dressers!
I think it would look great in your daughter's room too

Anonymous said...

I love those photos, especially the one with the pink dresser in between the beds. I think bringing in aqua would be gorgeous with some yellow thrown in.

I would find something maybe that you already have that is the shade you like (like maybe a piece of fabric or pillow)and take it with you. You can have it color matched. I would just make sure you stay away from sky blue and lean more towards the aqua.


Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Hey, I just stumbled upon, but enjoying your blog,i just finished painting my daughter's room the same shade pink she is 16th month!Will post the pics soon!

Cathy said...

I just popped over from kim's to say hi! I am so happy I stopped by to see the ideas you have for your girl's room! I adore the pics you have shared and the idea of painting the furniture turquoise...perfection!

I can't wait to see what you do!


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Trish I love this combo so much I just tweeted your post! Brilliant combo..did the girls go for it?

Rural Revival said...

Great inspiration photos, I think it will really perk up the room. I can't wait to see the end result, good luck!

kim said...

Trish, I love these color combos. I say go for it. Don't listen to the ones who use the room. Just do it!

janet said...

Love..Love..Love that color combo fav is a pale blue or turquoise with pink. Great inspiration photos.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi! Just found you from LeAnn's and so glad I did, I love turqoise too so I'll be back to see the bed. I'm sure it will be so sweet!


Marie said...

Hello sweet Trish - I love your ideas for the bedroom! Pink and blue would be so perfect. Your inspiration photos are fabulous! I too was on the hunt for a great turquoise shade. I found one that I like - Brilliant Sea by Behr. I first spotted it on Rebecca's blog This Present Life. She used that color on her headboard. Here's the link:

What ever you end up doing will be fabulous! Can't wait to see it.


Taija said...

Adorable! I love the idea of adding an unexpected yet lovely shade of turquoise! Do it!!

nannykim said...

No suggestions, but an interesting post!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a great color combo, it's going to look wonderful!

How about Martha Stewart's Watering Can? Or Behr's Aqua Breeze?

Kat :)

beck said...

I love the idea of a splash of blue or turquoise to jazz up the pink. All your inspirational photo's were so inspiring. I also adore the pom poms on your daughters curtains, did you make the curtains? There should definitely be more pom poms in the world, they are so cute! xo

Miracle in the Making said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all your inspo pics!! And I love the curtains in the girls room! Very sweet.

Kirsty said...

Trish! I have just found you via thriftydecorchick and I am amazed! Your home is gorgeous! GORGEOUS! Gimme!
I also loove loove your paintings. The birds are so cute!

I'm going to have to keep an eye here from now on I do believe! Also I know this is odd... but I LOVE YOUR WINDOWS! haha

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