Yesterday, my friend Sheli came over to the house and spent five hours helping me paint our master bedroom and the upstairs full bath.
The master bedroom was originally a cool green-grey color, very neutral and expansive, but very chilly for my own taste, which runs more toward jewel-tones (as does my bedding). We bought Behr paint in the color "Peanut Butter", and I love how the resulting color showcases the hardwood floor (paint was still a little wet in picture 2)
We bought an extra gallon of paint for touch ups, and also so that I can get a small quantity of white paint, blend it with it, and do ghosted images of trees on the walls. I was inspired by Terri Windling's incredibly inspiring post about trees in bedrooms, and the walls of her former abode:
The second room we painted was the bathroom. It's extremely small, and I deliberated if I wanted to do a dark color in there because of the cramped quarters. But in the end, I decided that whether we painted the walls white or black, it wouldn't change how small the space was...and that a dark shade might actually be cocoon-like. So we went for Behr paint in the color Plum Shade.
I am considering doing some patterns (Moroccan, etc) in gold against the purple, and I'll be painting star patterns in gold on the alcove of the shower area ceiling. It should go well with our shower curtain (shown here in our old apartment)