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    My (Updated) Bedroom

    01.31.2014 / WORK

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    If you’ve ever visited my home, you’ll notice a pretty stark aversion to color in… pretty much every room. It’s not that I can’t appreciate a great hue (obviously), it’s just that white is so… calming. And peaceful. And clean. All of the things I long for my home to be (even though, in the spirit of honesty, it almost never is – courtesy of my inability to notice dustbunnies and Bee’s incredible ability to scream words).

    But this January, I got a weird itch to colorize. I don’t know what got into me, but I suddenly found myself in the bedroom, filming a video for Valspar and completing the boldest paint job our home has ever witnessed. And you know what? I love it.

    It’s dark gray and kind of blush-ish, which happens to be the color palette of my current obsession (an obvious choice). And for those of you thinking your husbands could-not-would not-never-ever paint any shade of pink in the bedroom, I encourage you to gaze upon this sentence, uttered by the better half of Team Loechner, Ken:

    “I looooooooooooooooooove it.”

    It’s not a pink-pink. It’s a man’s pink, one that looks vaguely transparent when hit with the right light but surprisingly saturated and nude-ish at night. And if you can’t go nude in the bedroom, where can you?

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    (Sorry, Mom.)

    Anyway, the before and after makeover is here, and there’s a giveaway to win the color palette I chose here (plus, you get to watch the video, so. Bonus!)

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    Also, listen. Pink’s a hard shade to match. So if you do choose to tackle a similar palette for yourself, know this: Valspar has a Color Guarantee, which offers a free replacement gallon for any color you try and don’t like. I know, it’s brilliant. So you can go bold or go home (or go straight back to your Ace Hardware retailer to choose your new shade).

    Genius, those folks.

    Image / Video Credits: Ken Loechner for Valspar

    p.s. Special thanks to Grandma Betsy, Puffs and Cailou for keeping Bee away from wet paint. It takes a village, man.

    • Love it! I totally understand your love for whites and calm rooms, but you do a great job in there. That’s such a pretty shade of blue, and your headboard is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

    • Love color, and love those colors. But my favorite line of this post is the last one. I gave thanks to Caillou on many an afternoon when my teens were toddlers.

    • it looks fantastic erin! so light and airy.
      and i’m in love with your headboard :)

      Molly {Dreams in HD}

      • Thank you, Molly! We made the headboard a few years ago for HGTV.com – it’s a favorite of ours!

    • Aunt Beth

      Love it!

    • Love it Erin! How cute are you in that video? And now I want a nap… :)

    • It looks great! I do love neutrals too and stay away from colors…unless is summer!

      • I tend to be the same, Sue! :) Summer calls for color. ;)

    • Library Lady

      Looks great!….and we can’t wait to see it in person! Any plans for more color?

      • No plans for more color anytime soon, but we’re excited for your visit! :)

    • I love your color choices! Our bedroom is a very dark blue/grey, similar to yours but more saturated blue. It’s so calming, and it helps absorb the ambient light at night.

      P.S. What I would give for those ceilings ;)

      • Thank you, Brittany! And yes, we LOVE these ceilings!!!! It was a loooong project for Ken, but well worth it. :)

    • My gosh I love the colour contrast you created!
      It’s hard to have a dark wall without making your room look dark.

      Keep it up!
      Come visit me here: A I N A K W M T

    • Looks like a true personal haven – a great spot to escape from life. The lighting in these pictures is great!

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