After this past year of, well, doing nothing, I finally opened my eyes and I do not like what I see. It's time for a change. I'm cleaning out closets, purging things to Goodwill, moving furniture but mostly making a mess by starting a million projects at once and not finishing anything yet. However, my main order of business is my bedroom and have been thinking about color first and foremost.
*cue collective groan*
I am - admittedly - TERRIBLE at choosing paint color for myself. Friends, long-time readers and the unfortunate staff at every Ace Hardware in the tri-state area can attest to this. I usually spend more money on swatches than actual paint and it will take months of agony and waffling before I make up my mind and then I usually am only partially happy with it.
I'll pick your paint color in five seconds. My walls paralyze and confound me. But I'm going bold with my decision making speed AND color choice this time.
I've moving to the jungle!
I can't get enough of this deep, lush green color, ya feel me?
It's similar to Hunter Green but less preppy, more sinister. If there was a shade of green that could get its own episode of Criminal Minds, THAT'S the color I'm obsessing over right now.
|via Cargo Collective|
|I've totally lost the source... working on it...|
But on my bedroom wall so I can go to sleep next to it! I feel like this may give me good, intense - possibly murderous - dreams all set on the island of Dr. Moreau.
|Plant Leaves in Blue by Eye Poetry Photography on Etsy. Want so bad.|
|Hermes Summer 2014|
Let's move out of the racist jungle that I made for myself and into the mountains.
This is sounding a lot like Forks, Washington...
Say it. Out loud.
OK YES I REFERENCED TWILIGHT EVEN AFTER ALL THIS TIME.
|Nino Oxilia's "Satan's Rhapsody," 1920, from Kittenmeats|
|Jamie Isaia for Tank Magazine|
|Vertical Line, Kameoka, Japan by U3K-Y on Flickr|
Apparently I will not be satisfied if my bedroom doesn't have a hint of death or vamp moss or jungle floor decay in it. Of course, no one will even care because they'll just walk in a be like, 'yeah, ok' and then walk out very quickly and my back story won't even matter. All this carrying on is just a peek inside my head. FOR YOU.
But I've got plenty of time for back story and mood boards because I've also decided that February is a 'No Spend' month for me. This means I can only spend money on absolute essentials like gas and cheese. I gave paint a pass though. I'm not an unreasonable monster! Great time to start some redecorating projects, huh? I'm great with timing.
|Bloom In Winter by Susannah B on Flickr|
|via My Blue and White Kitchen|
|Somewhere here I think...|
|"Dance, Dance, Otherwise We Are Lost" by Will Davidson for Harper's Bazaar Australia via here|
|Font Luna by Sylvan on Flickr|
|Fading Falling, 2007, Ryan McGinley|
But let's get real. I can't actually redo a room out of $200 and magical Twilight jungle madness rambling. I'll have to make it out of $200 and an actual paint color where $150 of that going towards paint swatches. So rather than more feeeeling pictures, I found some actual walls. Gawd, I'm tearing through this redo already. Yay me.
This confirms my green wall lust:
|Susanna Vento via DesignLoveFest|
Dark green, non-racist Heart of Darkness wall but maybe some lighter things to brighten up the whole... murdery, carnivorous vibe. I'm surprised I actually like the copper here.
I also found that Little Green Notebook did a very similar color to the part of the fandeck I'm looking at.
|Little Green Notebook|
Although that coral is bangin, it would drive me insane to have that bright of a color near my head. I can deal with all the colors on the infinite rainbow of sadness, but not the rainbow of cheer. Ew.
|Abigail Ahern's London home in Rue Magazine|
|Begonia leaves by Moonfruitmjuse|
Also, what the fuck kind of animal lays a hunter green egg? A Matt Fox and Shari Hiller animal?
But look, y'all! IT HAS BEGUN:
I ain't fuckin' around.
This is BM's Essex Green which was the first sample. I'll try to keep it under three for everyone's sanity. I love the direction but it's a little too loafers, pearl necklace and Ralph Lauren plaid circa 1992. Which is probably coming back in style right about now but it's not where my bedroom needs to be. Remember, I want jungle shadows of encroaching evil but also light n' airy bedroom funtimes!
By the way, that's a dropcloth sheet NOT my bedroom sheets. I may be color crazy but I have some dignity.