Monday, July 11, 2011

Stripey Handmade Nursery Stage 2

On the striped wall, after the primer, white stripes and backfilling the tape, we then had to do 2 or 3 coats of color, with a heat lamp on them to dry between coats, removed the tape carefully, and there is always touch up.  I've learned that.  If I expect it, I'm not so frustrated.

The other walls look very blue in the evening, and quite green during the day.
 I love how lighting changes things!
No pastels, no ducks, and no mint green or chicken-fuzz yellow.

In choosing so much color, I also didn't want to simply go with a "rainbow" color scheme.  If you notice, there is no green in the stripes.  Turquoise, yes, but not simply primary/secondary true-hues.  I used red and tinted red (red+white=pink) and the charcoal grey has a blue hue to it, which allowed me to not use violet in the stripes.  The pale green on the other two walls isn't really pastel, or maybe an updated pastel, but that's how I got away with not using green either.

I can't wait until the whole room is put together!  This is turning out so nicely... a good pay-off for all that work.  Phew!


The Soul Anchor said...

Wow! I LOVE the colors you chose and how you paired them together. This is going to be fantastic!

A Lady's Life said...

Thats such a nice array of colors.
It should be very stimulating for a child. Nice job!!

Nicole Marie said...

gosh it looks so good!!!

Jen Jacobs said...

I absolutely love it. COLOR rocks!