I'm admitting it: I am not a huge fan of the endless hues of pink used to make little girls feel girly. Pink clothes, toys, home decor. Gag! The other day, Birdy, my five-year-old daughter said, "I am a girl because I love pink!" I immediately responded, "I don't think that makes you a girl and maybe boys like pink too!" Unfortunately, this is what little girls are taught and there's bigger battles in my book.
As much as I am over the association of little girls with pink. I find myself with the Benjamin Moore color wheel, comparing the lights and brights and bolds in the pink section to create the perfect little girl space. Why? Because she loves it. And, she has never had that pink room and might not have another ever again.
So, here we go! Pink, pink, pink! Painstakingly, I've chosen two colors of pink. The overall color is a super-soft pink with a tinge of peach by Benjamin Moore called Elephant Pink. The accent wall, to give Birdy a thrill, is a bold pink called Rosy Blush, also by Benjamin Moore. I've decided to go with eggshell finish for cleanse-ability and a little sheen. I would love to use a shinier finish, but I have old and imperfect walls and am trying to minimize their flaws. Now, we have paint colors and they're going up, next, in efforts to bring some balance to the pink, I plan on adding in blues and greens, yellows and white through window treatments, rugs, floor pillows, bedding and wall art.
Come along with me on this project where I will continue to share my ideas, trials, successes and failures. I am also exploring a great program, SampleBoard.com, to develop and share design boards and really get my ideas across in a dynamic way. In future posts about Birdy's room, I'll be talking about our theatre theme, painting and installing millwork, building and upholstering window cornices and creating overall balance in a PINK! room.