Friday, September 17, 2010

A little help from my friends

I was reading Melanie's blog Southern Comfort in a Northern Life and I absolutely loved her idea of painting her dining room black.  You totally have to go check out her post to see what I'm talking about.

So we were emailing a bit and I decided to ask her and all my readers their opinions of how I should paint my room.  Yep...I get a whole room to myself...something I was not expecting coming from a one bedroom NYC apartment.

Here's photos of my area.  Take into consideration that the furniture isn't ours as there are renters still in it.  Also, I will have dark wood bookshelves and desk. 

I get the loft and that small room off it.

What do you think? I was contemplating turquoise like these:

But red is my favorite color and I think it's cozy.  So what do you all think?

***After going with my gut and hearing Melanie's response, I'm veering towards red. (Hahaha she commented and I'm definitely NOT going with Hooker red.)


  1. Red. Absolutely red. (My favorite color and it's throughout my house...don't be afraid of red paint!)

  2. I love your space. I, too, have a loft for my private space, but mine has 2 solid walls, and staircase.

    I prefer lighter colors as it makes the space appear much larger.

  3. I would go with the red. If you love red, then you will love it up on the wall. Just pick the right shade. Do you want lipstick red? hooker red? LOL! Let's see some of your red choices.

  4. Ah, turquoise looks cool, but my first thought was red. Or even an eggplant purple-- they would look so good with the floor color.