After I finished painting the guest room, I decided to paint the corner room, which was being used by the boys. It, too, championed the ever prevalent yellow ochre that plagued the rest of the house. Tiger boy still wanted yellow, just not that yellow.
Since my husband was still out of town, I temporarily moved the boys into the Master bedroom, where we all had a sleepover (which meant that I was painting in their room while they were sleeping in mine).
What a difference, right?! This room already had chair rail running all the way around, so I only painted the upper half yellow. The lower half was painted to match the trim color I was going to paint throughout the house (Valspar’s “statuesque”). Interestingly, the buttery yellow in this room is actually a slightly peach color called “Sunset Nude.” Where do they get these names?
I love that it added instant brightness and warmth to this space. There is really no comparison to how it looked before. It is such an improvement! And now that the boys are in the larger, fourth room, Im outfitting this room for the new baby. I haven’t finished decorating it yet, but I think I will keep the brown and green theme regardless of the gender. I consider mint to be gender neutral
for those who think color should be gender assigned. Also, I don’t want to blow my budget on new baby things, especially baby decor. They do grow out of that stage rather quickly, and a whole design makeover can be pricy. I’d rather save my money on a design he or she can grow into.
Future needs for this room: We have already added the fan/light, but we need to paint the brass trim around the recessed lighting, redo the floors, and replace the door to the room, and add bifold closet doors to replace the sliding closet doors.