Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Ok, so we will be finished exams in exactly two weeks on Friday – then both me and my super cute roommate Melissa are both heading home for the summer. Anyways our little apartment here in London has all white walls and this year we got a little bored with that. So after exams we are going to paint one of the walls in our main room.


The wall behind me in this picture is the one we are painting. Its a freestanding wall in our living room and our couch is backed up against it. We are still not really sure what colour we want to paint so I am enlisting the help of my blog bffs :)

Ok so we have a black love seat and chair set, and the couch I’m sitting on in the picture which is kind of a charcoal – brown colour. Our current accent is green. We have green pillows and green curtains on our balcony door. You can see a bit of that green behind my arm in that picture above. Here is a picture of Melissa and Heather in front of our curtains – the pillows are the same colour. We also want it to co-ordinate with the yellow rose painting on the back wall, however again – I would be open to moving it to another wall (I have a good idea where) and maybe paint something to go there ;)


So, I would be fine to change the colour of the pillows and the curtains for a paint colour that I love – but I think Melissa would like to keep the curtains and the pillows, and find a colour that co-ordinates with everything in the room. Here are a few colours that I am really liking.

wall colour

I absolutely *love* this colour of green. I am literally in love with it. I would love it if we could find a lovely green like this to paint. It would co-ordinate with everything except the pillows and curtains. I am really leaning toward a bright, full bodied colour like this and I think Melissa is open to colour too which is good.

wall colour two

Also, on the complete other end of the spectrum, I really this grey (found here). It is contemporary, clean, dramatic. It would coordinate with everything in the room. However I wonder if the couch would get lost because they are too similarly coloured. If we did go with the grey, I would want to paint something to go in place of the yellow rose picture. Maybe a colourful abstract to give the wall a punch.

So this is where the dilemma lies – what colour to paint our wall. I would seriously love to hear what you guys think. Leave me links in the comments section to colours that you think would work – or just plain old colours that you like. I read every comment and I appreciate every comment. It seriously means a lot. So yeah send me colours!!!

I’m excited to hear what you guys think :D

xoxo jeremy


  1. i'm a big fan of the bright green!!

    you could always go with the green and then get white pillows and curtains since you have darker furniture.

  2. I totally love that green color...I think it suits you. (did I spell that right....?) Anyways you could always get new curtains and pillows.
    I didn't realize that you've been in London all this time....that is awesome!
    Good luck finding a color....but I totally think you should go with that green.

  3. The green is gorgeous. You will probably find that your picture will look so different when you hang it back up on your new painted wall.

    Although....our house (except for our living area and kitchen which is yellow) is that exact grey and I love it.

    I haven't helped at all!

  4. i am a really big fan of this:

    and these:

  5. Oh, I love that grey color! Love it to no end!! But you are right, it would look a little depressing with black furniture.

    with green, i think a violet would look awesome, but I am slightly obsessed with green/purple combo
    I love the sky in this image:

    Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  6. green green green!! i LOVE that colour! in my dreams my own studio is that exact same colour.... make sure you post a pic when you're done!