In just over a month we’ll be having a baby girl. I decided we’d go very girly for her room colour – possibly to make up for the fact that I haven’t had a typically girly colour in my bedroom since I was 14 (once I painted over my childhood pink, I’ve had green, blue, blue and yellow, mint green, yellow, and now asparagus green…I don’t count the sick peachy colour that came with the temporary digs we occupied for a year while searching for a house to buy).
When picking the actual colour, I wanted something bold and colourful. Something that shouted out GIRL, but that wasn’t the typical pale baby pink. I drew my inspiration from this painting/print by Elise Blaha Cripe, and ultimately went with Benjamin Moore’s Coral Gables.
It’s stunning, and a little in your face. I love it. Once the room is actually complete, I’ll share it with you (for now, it doesn’t look at all like a nursery, as I’m using it as a temporary, somewhat bare and echo-y office).
In the meantime, though, I’m loving everything to do with flamingos and colours inspired by them:
Cute? Too much? I’m thinking so long as I don’t go overboard (think plastic lawn flamingos) I should be ok!0