Wednesday, February 10, 2010

a question


oh, and first a comment. my comment . . . thank you. thanks a lot for all or your kind words (and unkind - those were deleted . . . i mean c'mon. my cat just died.).

the question.

so kitty died in our bedroom and now i do not want to sleep there. i am no stranger to sleeping on the couch. you see, that's where the t.v. is and i LOVE to fall asleep with the t.v. well last night andrew and i got all of our covers and our pillows and camped out in the living room. we ate cookies and candy and watched movies. apparently andrew hates sleeping on the couch and upon waking this morning proclaimed, "we are not sleeping out here again." my response, a curt, "well i am. i'm sleeping out here forever. i'm not going back in there." obviously that won't be possible. although i know i could make it out here for at least a month. instead i thought, "hey, we could paint the bedroom." and alas, the question. any suggestions on color. i've had a lt. aqua and lt. pink . . . andrew suggested red (NO). i want something soothing and also AWESOME. can you help?

38 comments:

sngz said...

A buttery yellow.

It seems like the perfect color for any room, but especially a bedroom.

Shelley Ann said...

i know how you feel :( when i found my hamster dead back in elementary school i could wear the outfit i had on again.

as for the color, my walls are blue gray and it goes with a lot, but also sage is always a good color to choose :)

Sara Ballstaedt said...

i love that lacy heart

Jessica said...

I'm into Mystical Sea by Behr....just the name makes me happy.

Brandie said...

ohh - paint! I love it. I just did a Slate Teal by Benjamin moore and it's AMAZING (so is their Polo Blue which I have in my bedroom if you are into darker colors). Sunflower Fields (also by BMoore) is also really beautiful and soothing as is Marina Gray.

Ania said...

cappuccino/coffee with milk/ caramel
milky pink... but then again, I can't imagine a guy who would like to sleep in a pink bedroom (especially a guy who would happily paint his bedroom red!)
and, well, I know it's boring, but vanilla always looks great

Bethelyn K. Photography said...

i am so sorry about your cat. that is just awful;( i hope you heal quickly. painting is a great idea to make your room feel new . i always have a very deep eggplant color on my bedroom walls. it might sound drab but it looks great with green accents. good luck!

Christina said...

So sorry about your kitteh. Screw those that left you the mean words.

My vote is a slatey blue purple.

Saltina said...

Wallpaper. I say lt. aqua again if you must choose paint. Sorry peeps left mean messages... who does that??

cindy said...

i'm very sorry about kitty and hope she is purring in a field of catnip. cats love that stuff. what about a pale gray and white? it always looks sophisticated and fresh, but it has to be the right gray. bright if that makes sense. maybe, you could also flip the mattress over or get a new one? i would feel funny sleeping there too, but you and andrew should be together.

kristen said...

i love gray blue walls and i also love a buttery sand color. that's been my favorite lately.

i'm sorry about your kitty and totally get it about sleeping elsewhere. paint will help.

cinta / sepi / sayu said...

oh no, bye bye kitty. i'm most sorry to hear about him/her. maybe a light brown, woody colour? and anything pale really. like a very pale yellow, with hints of rose. have fun dearest. xo

Amanda Waltman - Art of Subtlety Photography said...

i'm putting my vote in for orange. not an obnoxious orange, but that perfect shade that both soothes and energizes. yay orange! :)

Alma said...

aqua... or the buttery yellow.

Patricia Snook said...

I just read about your cat, I'm so sorry.

For bedoom inspiration, I suggest you have a peep at http://citified.blogspot.com/

xoxo

Allison Lehman said...

I'm always partial to grey. You could go light and add a slight tint of pink or teal.

If my puppy died in my bedroom, we'd have to move so don't let mean people bring you down!

BabySquids said...

I recently painted my living room vintage maps by martha stewart and i love it! it's light blue/aquaish

Estelle said...

Seriously, people left you unkind comments? Screw them. I vote aqua (like the color of Carrie Bradshaw's remodeled apartment in the Sex and the City movie) is that too trendy? I just love it.

Julie said...

I have to agree- Screw them ;) Anyone who takes the time to say something mean about something so sad has got some issues. As for the color, a pale pale yellow would be really soothing and cheery...you can even mix it up- one yellow wall and the others a very light, soothing and creamy grey. Something to melt away the nerves~ feel better!

Emily Henderson said...

benjamin moore, 'november rain' or lamp room grey.
i'm so sorry. i loved kitty.

Miss B said...

Adding my voice to the chorus of sorry for the loss of your awesome/obnoxious kitty. (Also, seriously, what kind of person -- total strangers, no less -- goes out of their way to say something unkind after a heartfelt post about the loss of a beloved animal???)

Since you said your kitty loved ice cream and mint...what about a minty ice cream-y green? Something to remind you, in a happy way, about the kitty's life. Also, lots of colors go really well with minty green.

Lola ^^ said...

First of all, i'm so sorry about your kitty! it was lvoely and brought tears to my eyes reading about the big litter box in the sky :( i hope you are doing okay now and my best wishes and hugs go from me to you :)
i think lavander would be so lovely color for a bedroom! heres a blog with tons of decor inspiration:
http://artnlight.blogspot.com

Kristi W. said...

robin's egg blue or a pale yellow.... something bright and airy but not too over powering. but of course thats just me.

Polaroid soph said...

sunshine yellow and white thick stripes - like a circus tent :)

pinkshirtsandcarwrecks said...

i'm so sorry about your kitty! my kitty died recently and it's just heartbreaking. they are such little buddies and you go through so much with them and then they are gone. stay strong!

maybe you should wallpaper one wall in a crazy happy pattern! there are some pretty fantastic wallpapers out there...

mar said...

im sorry..
the picture is just beautiful
reposting if ure okay w it.
thanks for sharing

ZEUS said...

Tones of olive or lime green are massively in fashion at the moment - its always been one of my personal favourites...

Ale said...

TEAL! You can downplay it with grays, or you can even incorporate *red* furniture pieces to please Andrew.

I guess I'm very partial to it since red & teal are my wedding colors, but I really think you can do SO much with teal!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that you love to fall asleep to TV. meee tooo!!

-anne

Joy De Vivre Design said...

I am so sorry about your kitty. It is so hard to deal with the loss of a pet. My border collie I had for 16 years died four years ago and I cried for weeks, still do when I see a border collie. I feel for you as you cope. So sad!

It would probably help you feel much better about the bedroom if you give it a new look. I vote for a nice yellow or orange as others have said.

Nicci said...

pale blue or pale teal! Sorry about kitty : ( My cat died a few weeks ago and my little heart broke.

Mélissa-Mary said...

'Sea Mist' by Benjamine Moore. It's a lovely pale green which would go great with your white bedding.

xx

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A Perfect Gray said...

a light gray would be good, but hey, what do I know....

laura said...

go sap or olive green. natural and soothing. all the best getting back in your room. kitty would have left lots of special memories there.

Dina said...

how about a aqua blue and minty green combination?

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