I'll admit it. I can't commit.
Now before you judge me you have to know I've really tried to pick just one to sleep with. But just like clockwork, every time it gets too serious, I get nervous and start questioning: Is this what I really want?
It never is.
I feel horrible about it, really. I'm constantly wasting time and money. I get people excited and then have to let them down. And every time I look at one, I throw around the "L" word but it never lasts.
I spoke to an expert about it. She says it's best to start from the beginning and see where it all went wrong.
Well, it all happened one afternoon when I found out my roommate was moving out and I was going to take over her bedroom -- her very spacious, airy bedroom. I couldn't have been more excited since I had been sleeping in a room that was really a dining room and had little to no privacy.
She left on a Saturday and after moving all of her unwanted furniture out, the room was mine! Unfortunately, it wasn't move-in condition. She had painted her room this awful sea foam green color that just would not work with my dreams of a country-vintage setting.
So, the first thing to do was repaint the room. Piece of cake, I thought. I knew I definitely wanted a nice, warm yellow color.
I headed to Home Depot the Sunday after she moved out and straight for the paint section, and after a few minutes of looking I found my color!. I handed the store employee the color code and watched happily as he mixed the paint. Until, all of a sudden, I saw the yellow color actually coming to light and I yelled "Stop!" Everyone in the store looked at me. I couldn't do it. I couldn't commit to two gallons of that color. "Maybe I'll just take a sample."
I left behind an angry worker when I walked out the store, but feeling like I made the right decision. Why should I rush into something? It's only been a day. I should take my time.
I went home that night and painted a strip of the color on the wall. It was beautiful. It was perfect. I was silly to have questioned it.
I had even made plans to go back to Home Depot and buy those two gallons I had intended to buy when all of a sudden I woke up the next day and I saw the color for what it really was -- a mustard mess.
What was I thinking? How could I have been so wrong? I was not going to sleep with that!
Sad isn't it?
What's even worse is this has happened seven more times and I still can't choose a color. I've even tried different colors: grey, brown, off-white. I've tried warms, cools, darks, lights -- they're all great, in their own ways, but just not right for me.
I know what you're thinking: A Stylelist Home editor who can give out great tips to others can't even pick a color herself! Well, you're right... and that's why I need your help.
I'm asking YOU to submit the colors of your bedrooms and explain why they are perfect for a color commitment phobic like me.
These are a few of the colors I haven't been able to commit too, including the original sea foam green!
TheGoodwillGal:Paint color: Site White-Sherman Williams White base with a touch of light blue and gray. Very soothing. www.thegoodwillgal.com
Suzie Weldon:If you are color-shy in committing to a wall color choose neutral and use your fabrics to bring in color. You can experiment as much as you want with window treatments, bed linens, lamp shades, etc. Fall less work than repainting!! This antique 3rd floor bedroom pops with color against Sierra Hills by Benjamin Moore.
cacbaskets:Good Morning: My name is Christy Collichio and I’m a 53 year old mother to 7 children and Nana to 3 grandchildren. Six years ago we remolded our home and added a large master bedroom suite as a refuge for husband and me. It was very important that we had warm comfortable sanctuary that we could escape to when needed. Color was a major hurdle to get over and took a long time to decide. After much research we settled on the colors purple aka hydrangea, sage, and white. Most people looked at us like we were crazy and it was scary as there was a lot of painting to be done and my husband was insistent that he do it himself so I had to get it right the first time or I was stuck with it. The color purple represented good judgment, spirituality and peace of mind. Well I delighted to say it worked out great. We have had many compliments and those who thought we were crazy are now in awe of our calm, serine haven. So my recommendation to you is look inside yourself, find out what makes you comfortable then look at the colors and there meanings and trust your judgment, it worked for me. Good Luck with your project and have fun!
AshYo37:I was scared to pick a color b/c I did NOT want bold; I've already had a purple room, pink room, teal room, and now I had white blank walls and I wanted something soothing that would match everything. I had a white bed, and tan side tables, so the Behr Pecan Sandie color was everything I imagined, and turned out so perfect!
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