Room with a Hue

Ta-da! Vivid, showstopping walls surround this bedroom with sweet color, but the masterful mix of all-grown-up accessories really brings down the house.
Stephanie Gibson Mims

Like a blushing bride on her wedding day, this room blends just the right amount of pink and white. The walls, soaked in a delicious shade reminiscent of blooming azaleas (Pink Sky from Ralph Lauren Paint), lend a happy background to crisp white linens. A monogrammed upholstered headboard stands tall against one wall. On another wall, panels hung high above the window casings avoid the choppy look of white curtains meet pink wall meets white ceiling. Ooh la la! This is bright done right.

Sassy and Sophisticated
Homeowner Diane Smith of McKinney, Texas, pulled together this charming look for daughter Logan’s bedroom. It’s the careful balance of backdrop and decor that makes the space.

On the bed, a hot pink fleur-de-lis design on a lime green pillow offers enough graphic punch in a room with this much color.

 

 

Other accessories, while pretty, are basic so they don’t compete: lamps with soft green shades, a framed photo and clock on the dresser, and a citrus green faux-suede chair. Faux suede is a great choice because it’s budget friendly and easy to clean with mild soap and water. The pine chest by the bed and a pair of antique prints hanging above ease some classic simplicity into the otherwise posh room.

Swank Paints

The fashionable scheme flows into the adjoining bath, where this space just keeps on giving--ideas, that is. Diane, a faux-finish artist, stenciled a block of fleurs-de-lis (inspired by the pillow) onto the wall. She framed the design with gold strokes that mimic the curves of the headboard. The intricate painting adds one more special touch to this gem.

Pick a Pink, Not Just Any Pink
See if one of these options tickles your fancy.
1. Cheery (#6584), Sherwin-Williams
2. Bubblegum (#4069-32), Sico
3. Begonia (#6599), Sherwin-Williams
4. Dragon Fruit (#6855), Duron

Sources
  • Paint color is Pink Sky from Ralph Lauren Paint, available at The Home Depot (R)
  • Green-and-pink fabric on pillow is Who’s Your Daddy print (discontinued)
  • Green faux-suede fabric on chair from Cutting Corners, Dallas, www.cuttingcorners.com or (972) 233-4503 (R).

"Room with a Hue" is from the May 2008 issue of Southern Living.