Toddler room makeover: Farrow & Ball Middleton Pink

by Jessie K on September 15, 2012

I had every intention of painting June’s room a gender neutral yellow, but in the end, I chickened out.

This is what happens with me and paint. Faced with endless options of tints and shades of a particular color I become paralyzed with indecision. I didn’t want to be stuck with a sallow room. It’s as if I need someone to tell me what is the “right” color as I lack color confidence myself.

Thankfully, I stumbled upon another compelling color case study, this time of Farrow & Ball’s Middleton Pink, from the decor blog Modern Country Style (this blog also influenced my decision to paint my office Farrow & Ball French Gray) that I just went with it. I pulled the trigger. As you can see from the link to Modern Country Style, her photos depict a pink that is not cloying or sickly sweet, that can be dressed up or down… sophisticated or playful, for both children or grown ups.  I love how it picks up apricot to raspberry tones depending on the time of day.

Here’s June’s room this morning…

The pink is light enough that it almost looks white in these photos.

But you can see it’s definitely pink against the white door.

These photos were taken at about 9 a.m. when the color has an almost icy quality to it.  As the day wears on, it becomes more berry.

Here’s a before picture of June’s room:

It’s amazing how light walls open up the space; dark walls contract it.

I love it! Thank you, MCS, for once again selecting a wall color for me.

Next up: A new rug, accent colors, curtains…oh my!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim September 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm


That’s beautiful, Jesse! Celadon green would be pretty with it, but that might not be little girlie enough. :)

Janelle September 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm


A new rug? Isn’t that the rug your hubbie brought sent back from his deployment?
PS – love the new pink. Perfect for a little girl. Loved the old color too, just maybe not for a sweet one’s lovely bedroom.

Jessie K September 17, 2012 at 10:56 am


Yes! Good memory. He shipped that rug all the way from Afghanistan and I love it but think a little girl’s room requires something a bit bigger and softer. I plan to move the Afghan rug to our bedroom.

mouse September 16, 2012 at 4:19 am


Such a pretty shade! It’ll look great with just everything.

Kat September 16, 2012 at 8:03 am


Lovely! June is a lucky girl.

Juli September 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm


I love the color! Excellent decision.

mamadragon September 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm


That is amazing how much it changes the feel of the room. It makes me appreciate how badly I need to do something about our walls. What a lucky little girl you have.

ThomG September 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm


Pink? Pink?

Jessie K September 17, 2012 at 10:10 am


I know, I know, that’s exactly what Jake said. Ha!

Catherine September 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm


It’s beautiful, love F&B paints – June must be a happy little girl!

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