Her colors are pink and pink! Those lines from Steel Magnolias so aptly describe the color scheme in this house. It seemed to me that each room had somewhere some shade of pink or lilac in it - for crying out loud, even our sun porch has peachy-pink blinds. Soooo not my colors. Anyway, over the 3 years we've been here I've altered the color palette. First to go was the master bedroom - that went from pink to "deep smoke signal" (a deep grey-purple). The kitchen went from pink to "water spout" (kind of light apple green). Dan's old room was turned ultra pink when he moved out is now also "deep smoke signal" with a burgandy rug (ugh, but I can live with that for now). The baby's room got a stripe of green that looks great but also kind of looks like baby food.
Lately, the guest bathroom has been bothering me. Nothing matches. I hate the shower hooks that are shaped like something - while cute and decorative, they are as annoying as anything when you're trying to pull the curtain across. The hooks here are shell shaped. There are shell stickers on the top row of tile in the shower. They are coral colored. The shower curtain rod is pink. The paint, you guessed it - some other shade of pink. It became my mission to fix it. I started on Memorial Day weekend and Dan helped me finish it up this past weekend.
(These photos were taken after I started taking down the shells. I was still trying to decide on a color.)
Then we went to Tar-jhay! And I loved the shower curtain I found there, which helped me pick out a color - Monterey Bay - now I've never been there, but this color to me is Tiffany Box Blue. I love this room.