I’m at the end (please let it be the end) of a 4-day pink paint bender. This is where Manipura needs to spring into action and help me make a decision. I need to go with my gut, the seat of Manipura, but my gut is all woarbly when it comes to making decision like this.
I’d been thinking about painting my bedroom pink, but had been really overwhelmed my the choices. I had dozens of samples, mostly from benjamin moore and Ralph Lauren (the local BM store now carries RL). Then I came upon Nicole Balch’s blog Making It Lovely, and her post on Picking Perfect Pink Paint. Yes! I learned that I was not the only grown woman who loved pink, and some of them were willing to paint rooms that color. I’m not alone! After reading her suggestions, I got samples of BM’s Wild Aster, Pink Innocence, and Ballerina Pink (I also wanted to try BM’s Calm, which actually reads as slightly pink!). I also got two RL colors that I’d been staring at on little paint chips for months: Venetian and Early Morning (I also sampled RL’s Tudric Pewter and Mercer, because I was thinking of a rose and grey room).
One thing I learned first hand in this sampling is that colors look different in different rooms. I sampled in the yoga room upstairs and on two walls in the bedroom. each color looked slightly different in each spot and at different times of the day. That said, I’d narrowed it down to two pinks for the bedroom: Venetian (top, second from right) and Wild Aster (bottom, second from right). But I cannot decide! And it’s driving me crazy!!!
I mixed Venetian and Wild Aster to see if I like that more. Last night I went to home depot and got four more “pink” RL samples. I’m not even putting up a photo. I’m afraid I’m going to end up going to the BM store and getting more from them. And here’s the thing: I need to paint my bedroom this weekend. So it’s critical that I make a decision. Go with the Wild Aster, a color I never would have found if it weren’t for others who’re clearly obsessed over the color pink? Or Go for the Venetian, which is a much stronger color, but will it be too much? Should I try more pinks? What will I decide? I have absolutely no idea.