Friday, March 23, 2012
We wanted a fresh look and having already been down the road of taupe, greens and yellow we thought a blue/grey tone would make a nice change. Several years of rejoicing over the sophisticated yet tranquil colour of a Persephone book cover provided the inspiration for a place to start. We have since discovered that blue/grey is one of the hardest to nail down. There are so many undertones in that spectrum that you could paint your perfect colour one day and walk in the next morning to a lavender whip. A couple of disappointments over the years has taught us to ask the technician which colours are added and in what concentration. You wouldn't think that brown would be in a blue/grey shade but in some cases it is which makes the tone a bit 'muddier' so out goes that choice.
Finally deciding that Behr's, Skyline Steel, was our best bet it was time to get out the rollers. We love it! It's one of those chameleon colours that changes throughout the day depending on light and at night still looks fresh but cosy. If The Heiress ever graces our threshold again I hope she likes what we've done with her room. Now the search is on for drapery....