8.27.2009

Color Inspiration: Amethyst

In the recent issue of House Beautiful, I was re-introduced to the color amethyst. That's one of those colors I had long forgotten about. It's the crayon I would wear down to nothing when I was a little girl and because of that, I probably grew tired of the color. Plus, my husband is fairly open to most colors I choose, but this one would be harder to persuade him with. Until now. ;) I know it may sound silly, but after I picked up this issue, my wheels starting turning and that's when I knew I had painted the wrong color in our guest bathroom. Just like my ADD with DIY projects, I am easily bored with accessories. If I wanted to change colors in my guest bathroom, it would have been hard. The gray I chose had too much blue in it.

Not that I plan on overloading on accessories just because I want a change now and again (wouldn't that be nice??). But, this lovely towel is what got me re-thinking my paint choice. And I would take two of them
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I hope there are fellow bloggers who have been where I am now (that is, painters remorse). My sweet friend Paula, from two ellie, has offered to help me find that perfect.neutral.gray.paint color. THANK GOODNESS!! It is definitely something I am thinking about a lot.

Other "amethyst" eye candy:




I will definitely be rocking some purple eye shadow this fall to compliment my green eyes.



Love this bowl.

And if I felt myself getting extra crazy over this color, I could just go ahead and paint the entire bathroom this color. Ok, not really.

Enjoy your day!

8 comments:

  1. Love this color! Reminds me of my grandma, she always decorates with this color, gorgeous!

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  2. I love that color. When my parents bought a new house a while back, they had a designer come in and decorate everything for them. And now their bedroom walls are the prettiest shade of amethyst. It looks gorgeous.

    I hope you find that perfect shade of grey. Nothing's worse than painter's remorse.

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  3. my first OWNED place i ever had (not all those rentals) I painted the bathroom a deep dark purple. I loved it but everyone thought I was nuts. (Even the realtor when I went to sell it.)

    But you had to see it before I painted. White with dark red "sponged" paint. It looked like some horrible crime scene!!!

    I love your choice here... grey with less blue and some nice accessories! Have fune! It's just paint!

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  4. I like that color. Isn't it hard being married sometimes:) Compromising design to reflect a man living in the house is never fun

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  5. oh yay im glad your liking this color right now since purple could be a wedding color.... i love it!!

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  6. I have definitely had painters remorse, I repainted our dining room 3 times! Gray is so hard to do, let me know if you need suggestions!

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  7. no shame in re-painting!

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  8. the eye shadow is soooo pretty! i love purple eye shadow; it helps bring out my extremely dark brown eyes (which are pretty boring if you ask me).

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