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!

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