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Thursday, January 22, 2009
. . . tried the pink
Here is my effort to recreate the color scheme for a room dreamed up by Eddie Ross. Here's what he said about these colors:
Finally, this unusual color palette I imagine in a guest bedroom. I'd paint the walls a dusty pink (Mauve Morning VM66) and the trim gray (Manor Grey NA47) with two twin beds in a hunter green with coordinating bed linens (Cottage Green VM115). The curtains would be simple ring and rod with a green ticking stripe, the floors covered in wall-to-wall basket woven sisal, and the chandelier a traditional antler style. By mixing in the mauve with the hunter green, I think it's an unexpected twist on Adirondack. I tried hard to love this combo. . . I really did. I added some black on one and some brown on another. . .what color are antlers, anyway? I imprinted the green with white-painted corrugated cardboard to emulate the green ticking stripe. I found a small piece of text on my table that had the word "deadbeat" on it and just on a whim stuck that on one of the collages. . . no particular reason, just seemed like a message.
I don't feel that these are some of my better efforts. . . maybe my antipathy toward the color scheme effected my ability to make good collages.