We finished painting my daughter’s room a soft lavender. Misty Lavender to be precise. Who thinks up these names? Maybe it’s a side job for romance writers.
But I digress.
It took a single coat of paint plus some touch-ups. Between my husband and me, we painted the room on Saturday and did the touch ups Sunday morning. My daughter slept in the living room on a carpet sleepover Saturday night as she didn’t like the smell. I barely noticed the smell, and I have a hyper-sensitive nose, but I figured she wanted the carpet sleep-over we’d promised. She was back in her room on Sunday.
We were feeling pretty good about our skills and the room. The pale lavender looks lovely next to the Silky White trim.
But I did notice the ceiling looked out of place.
According to HGTV, it’s ideal to pain the ceiling a lighter shade than the walls so that the ceiling looks higher, but it doesn’t have such an abrupt transition from the walls. So, we did that.
We figured this wouldn’t be a huge issue as we’d painted the ceiling a light purple to go with the previous My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle purple room that she’d had.
Except, it didn’t look right, and I didn’t know why.
When my sister came over, we showed her my daughter’s room. After she said it looked nice, her very next words were, “You’re going to paint the ceiling, right?”
Well, um, why do you ask?
She gives me “the look” I’ve gotten for many years when my complete lack of color knowledge peeks through. She then explains that the color on the ceiling has red undertones and the colors on the wall have blue undertones.
I look at her. “So that means blue and red don’t go together? Even if they’re on our flag?”
She was kind enough not to roll her eyes at me. Well, at least while I was watching. She explained they didn’t go together and that’s why your attention is instantly drawn to the ceiling.
So we need to paint it.
Home projects never go as I expect.
How about you? Ever have any painting mishaps? Ever end up with colors that clashed? Why? Did you fix them?