After four years of having an accent wall in his bedroom, seven-year-old Anton suddenly revealed…
…that he was scared of the birds. “Their beaks look too sharp at night!” he said. Maybe that’s why he scampers off to Toby’s bed every night? So, we decided that the wallpaper had had a good run, but now we could remove it and instead he could choose between three bedroom paint colors:
First, he liked Benjamin Moore’s Peach Parfait, a soft peach that feels like a creamsicle. The catch: Will it feel too similar to our pink bedroom?
Clare’s Chill is a soothing barely-there gray with a green undertone — and Anton likes that it’s similar to his friend’s bedroom. The catch: Will gray look too stark in the winter?
Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace is the perfect not-too-blue, not-too-yellow white we’ve used in the rest of our apartment. The catch: Will it actually make the room feel darker? Designer Emily Henderson warns that white paint can make small rooms that don’t get much natural light feel “dead” and “flat.”
Please advise: Which color do you think would work best? Which would you choose? Thank you for your input — we’ll paint this week and then share the results!
P.S. Our Brooklyn home tour, and choosing our own bedroom’s paint color (here’s the final).
(Top photo by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. White foyer by Juniper Home.)