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I have a bedroom with a black bed and black and gold bedding. What colour should I paint my walls?
Pale gold for the walls, but you need an accent color--something restful. Greens and blues and other pastels are considered restful, but I am not sure--a golden peach maybe. This is tricky. Thanks for the challenge.
Okay, I'm 15 and my room needs a serious make-over. My bed has a black head and foot board. My favorite colors are onyx black, crimson red, and midnight blue. I wanted to paint my whole room black, but you know moms. Anyway, she said I can have one base wall black, but I don't know how to go from there. And yes I'm goth. I need some serious help. Please and thank you!
By Sarah from Petersburg, VA
My daughter (19 now) is also into the goth look and when she did her bedroom, we also compromised! She ended up with a deep, dark gray on 3 walls and black on the fourth. She then used blood red as an accent color (pillows on her bed), little pottery jars, etc. Perhaps you could do the same thing by also using midnight blue in accessories for your room.
In addition to all black walls making the room very dark and difficult to light, it's hard to paint over. I'd try white or a very pale green or blue (blue must be in the same blue family as midnight, just lighter) for the other three walls. Curtains/drapes, gothic artwork on the walls, pillows and all accessories could be black, red or midnight blue. It could be very dramatic! I think the lighter-colored walls would give the room a more spacious feeling while retaining the drama of the dark colors. Other wall decorations on the lighter walls could include one or more gothic outfits or articles of clothing on decorative hangers, gothic posters, long strings of beads (black, red, midnight...), a couple of huge black butterflies with red/blue on wings. Good luck with your project!
Remember that black lace is relatively cheap, easy to install and easier to remove. Don't count out your mom's advice and reservation dear. She recognizes your desires but she also knows you probably won't be goth forever. If you go with one black wall, then a blue you two can agree on, then black lace over those walls, you can both be happy.
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I was going to suggest using fabric but I love Poor But Proud's idea even better! Both black and red paint are horrid to try to paint over even with using a coat or two of primer so please be kind to your mom and color the walls with fabric of some sort instead. Also, you can use the fabric or lace again for another project. ;-)
A foster mom told me this idea years ago and it has always stuck with me (she wasn't my foster mom but a friend), to allow each of the children their own space and allow them to express themselves she did one of two things; one was use cloth to cover walls and such in the colors the children loved, and the other was either make or build a large box (imagine footlocker type) and allow them to decorate it in any color or fashion (within reason) they so chose, and they could then also have throw pillows on their beds to match the rest of the room.
So instead of the black walls, maybe get some fabric (you can buy those light weight gauze type curtains pretty cheap) and if they don't come in your color, try dyeing) and then getting a footlocker for the foot of your bed (you can add a pillow or pillows to it to make a bench) and use lots of other pillows to accent the colors. Then no one will notice the light color walls, she might even let you have all 4 walls if you use fabric. (Curtain rods make great hangers along the walls too.)
One black wall and 3 cream walls would look good with lots of silver and/or gold accessories on them. You can get gold and silver paint to customize picture and mirror frames. You could then have just a few red accents, a vase ? a cushion ? a mobile hanging from the ceiling ?
Instead of painting the walls hang a black sheet, this way you can add anything to it without damaging the walls. Try pleating it before you hang it, this will make the room cozy. Add silver to your black, this will lighten things up a little. If you are allowed to paint things like a lamp, or a desk chair, paint them silver and add red or blue designs on them. Cover your dresser with a black sheet, paint anything on it you like.
Remember to stick with one highlight color, either red or blue. Add your red or blue highlight color all around the room so your eye travels around the room. Another thing you can do with the black sheets is draw on them with bleach and a paint brush, try this on a small piece of fabric as the bleach will bleed (use a small brush). Cover or paint your lamp shade, again put some kind of design on it so the light will shine through. Hang silver chains on the edge of the lamp shade, or silver yarn. Silver ribbon put around the edge of the lamp shade. Try finding silver or black contact paper and trim your mirror. Cover your bed with a black sheet add silver ribbon, make some pillow cover with silver material add red or blue ribbon.
Ask your mom first before trying any of these suggestions. I don't want you to get in trouble. Good luck!
I have pink curtains and medium-dark wood furniture. Would blue walls work well in my bedroom?
By Kim B from England
I painted my bedroom with two different colors. My large wall is nautical blue and the other three walls are cream. Something is wrong. It doesn't look right. Can someone offer suggestions?
By Chris B
Who knew shades of white could be so complicated! When I buy paint I tend to defer to the little picture books in the paint isle. They do it for a living and know which ones look best together. Besides repainting, maybe you could get some accessories the cream color to hang on the blue wall. Maybe something with cream/beige shells?
You may want to extend the nautical blue into the 3 beige walls...maybe a few accent lines. If you bring in a 3rd color, such as red, it may come together better. Or consider painting the beige walls white.
I have a comforter set that is white with black trim and a dark bed room set. What color should I do my walls and use as an accent?
I am moving into a house that has dusty rose for the carpet, which can not be changed. I have oak furniture and would like to know what colors would go, bedspread, throw, wall color, etc. I don't want anything to frilly.
I have a gold comforter and brown curtains. What color paint would you go with on the walls?
By Amy O.
I have mahogany colored cherry wood furniture. What would be a good color to paint my walls in this room? Thank yo.u
I would stay in the warm family of colors range. Perhaps peach, apricot or a copper color?
When in doubt it is always green for me. Nature tells us that green goes with everything, green grass, green trees, green leaves, etc. Of course you have to choose between the different shades of green that you want.
Karen in Salem beautiful Oregon
I live in a mobile home, and I want to repaint my kitchen. My cabinets are light brown and my counter tops are a plum color. The walls are vinyl wallpaper that you paint over and they have like grape looking stuff on wall. What color should I paint it?
And in my bedroom, I love to change my curtains and bedspread a few times a year, so what color would be good for me?
I want to change the color of my bedroom. My bedroom furniture and bedroom set is black and the carpet I got is white, but I don't know what colors will look nice on the walls. I was thinking probably of painting the ceiling white and two walls gray and two burgandy. Can you help me please?
What color should I paint walls to go with a cream color canopy bed? It is a fairly small room and the entire house is dark, but I want to lighten it up to make the room appear larger.