Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Help me Paint Lucy's Room GIVEAWAY #1 (CLOSED)

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Valspar Paint.


Our house is 5 years old, located in the suburbs, in a track of cookie cutter homes. It's a "starter home" and so, there are little frills, just the basics. We moved here 7 months ago and though we've done a great deal of work in the living areas and kitchen, nothing has been done in the bedrooms.

We're going to change that. And we're starting with:
Yes, Lucy's room is boring.

That's all there is to it. It's actually the best bedroom in the house as far as lighting, space, potential. But with the plain walls, lack of color and design, it's just......blah.
Here's how it looks right now:and here's why:
Ready to help me change all that?? Then let's paint Lucy's room!

For this project I'll be using a paint brand that I've fallen in love with: Valspar Paint. Available at all Lowe's, I'm impressed with its results. The paint is quality, goes on well, low odor (I've used other brands that have a funky scent), very reasonable prices, and there's a wonderful spectrum of colors to choose from.

Here's where you come in.
Help me choose a paint color......and you just might win a $100 gift card to Lowe's!

If you're like me, looking at paint colors just gets my wheels a spinning ("Think of all the cool projects to be done!") But there are so many colors to choose from that it can feel overwhelming.

Valspar Paint has made it easy. With all sorts of online tools, you can easily look at colors, find color trends, paint online, browse the design gallery. You don't even have to leave the house to get your project started. Then, when you go to the store (with two kids in tow) you can easily walk up to the paint counter, tell them what you want and you'll be out of there in no time (unless you're also like me and think it's fun to browse the hardware store.)

So....Help me choose the perfect color for Lucy's room!
* Find the perfect color HERE.
* Leave a comment and let me know!

The winner will get a $100 Gift Card to Lowe's.

Giveaway Rules:
* Leave a comment (sharing the perfect color for Lucy's room)
* Leave you EMAIL ADDRESS in your comment.
* Only ONE entry per person.
* If you forget something and need to leave a second comment, go back and DELETE your first comment.
* only open to US RESIDENTS, 18 years or older.
* Winner will be picked via random.org and emailed with additional info.
* Giveaway will run for one week and ends WEDNESDAY 6/15/10 at 10pm (Central Time).

You can see the official giveaway rules here on the BlogHer site).
And check out what other bloggers are doing with their Valspar paint HERE.

Okay, off to get the room prepped. Good bye white walls! Hello, (fill in the blank)......

873 comments:

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Annie said...

Limolicious for sure!

Suzy said...

You should try big wide stripes of "summer wish" yellow and "magic mist" gray! That would be so cute with her complexion and your style!

Cris Corrêa said...

Blue would be a good color and you could use a wall decall. I used in my daughter...
xoxo

Lisa said...

No suggestions, but I will be watching to see what you decide. My 4yr old princess's room is literally Pepto Bismal pink. She loves it, it is making me ill. I'm thinking a redo is in order this summer. But can't decide what to do instead.

On a side note - I recommend IKEA Expedite shelving for organization (toys/books/clothes). We have them in our playroom and they hold EVERYTHING (we lay them across the wall instead of up like a bookshelf). I can't LOVE them enough for kid stuff.

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The Connors Mistress said...

I was going to say sunny yellow and green/lime stripes, very wide. Or even wide green stripes with smaller yellow ones. You could have accents of flowers, dandelions and dragonflys if you wanted. There's a lot of dandelion-type fabric out right now that would be perfect.

Specific colors could be "Awakening" and "Lime Mousse".

Nancy said...

I love Cincinnation Hotel Abbey 5004-9B... it reminds me of a soft soothing beachy theme...
I don't do theme rooms as a general rule...but this color with that dresser painted a white, maybe some new white book shelves for the toys OR a nice white wicker clothes basket for toys...a nice print quilt and bedskirt...
Sorry...forgot the email address..

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Amber said...

We just painted my daughter's room but I could find the exact color at Lowe's so I went to home depot and found the color, then took it to Lowes for them to color match. I love Lowe's paint as well....the color is pale daffodil and we love it!!!

Jamie said...

Fresh Pear!
I love the Valspar website, so many great colors!
Forgot to add my email in my last comment: jsteadman@hotmail.com

megan said...

sunglow 3003-2B
it's not too dark or obnoxious. it's warm. and it can grow up with her or until the next time you get around to painting. how about some fun, punchy drapery fabric too? perhaps that new striped number from IKEA? so cute!
Lucky Lucy!!
meg@meganbuckland dot com

astr!d said...

i do love her little room. i picked 4 colors
a seafoam green-
mermaid's song (cool name!) 6001-9c
and light purples
sassy violet 4004-10a
violet sweet 1003-6a
sweet lily 1002-4a

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Lori said...

Evening Twilight
I like the basic grey as a good background to whatever cute fabrics of other items you use to decorate.

johnsoll@excite.com

Ariel said...

National Trust Grand Hotel Mackinac Blue....so gorgeous, so classy and calming! Perfect for your little Princess!

Sarah said...

Ohh fun, well I picked a yellow and then read some of these and thought a green would be more fun! but yellow is bright and cheery... hmmm

anyway, I picked ultra premium top BANANA 3008-1c!

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

Dana Enzor said...

whipped plum 4002-9b
This color has a nice touch of purple but not so much you'll get sick of it in 2 weeks. Can't wait to see what you decide

Betsie said...

Pink Kiss - I think that's what we just did my daughter's room in. :o)

My biggest thing with paint is I ALWAYS wind up picking a color and when we put it on the walls it's way...more...than I expected it to be. So when we were painting her room I found a pink I liked, then bought the color two shades lighter - the color turned out exactly the way I wanted it to look for the first time ever! :o)

AandEmom said...

I love the Grand Hotel Geranium pink color! We painted my daughters room a couple of years ago and did a paint application that involved painting 3 walls a pink color and then painting the fourth wall lime green. When the green wall dried we painted a darker pink glaze over the wall in sections. Then we used a wide stiff brush to score lines in the glaze so the green was visible through it. It came out really beautiful and most important, my daughter loved it.

Lisa
gooddealdesigns at bellsouth dot net

BeeHive said...

Blue Whisper - it will keep the room feeling light and airy and it will match almost any bedding/decor color you choose, which is a bonus if she's anything like I was and changes her favorite color with the seasons. I would take the Blue Whisper color card at the store and choose one shade lighter for the ceiling. Add crown molding painted bright white and you'll have a totally unboring room!

Celeste said...

Greenway is lovely and would look fabulous with white accents and some bold splashes of color!

Kristen said...

I love the robins egg blue/red combo - so how about Misty 5002-9B on the walls and Classic Red 1009-2 accents. I was also thinking that it'd be fun to paint her closet doors a fun color, like yellow or red (of course not with the blue walls!)
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Kelly Fox said...

Spring Squash is a beautiful color!
-Kelly- bucknerkelly@yahoo.com

Emily said...

I pick aquatic mist! It will remind you of the beach.... And it isn't ...pink.
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Sally said...

I like "Simply Periwinkle 4005-10A" because it is enough of a colour to build off of, but not so bright or overpowering that Lucy can't sleep at night.

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Nanette said...

I would paint it the Garden Sprout soft blue-green. And go for the crown molding, you will not be sorry! Much luck on your project!!!

Dani said...

Lime Burst is a color that can grow with her - bright enough for a fun little girl, but not too crazy when she gets older and more mature!

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Jenna Caldwell said...

Plum Burst! So pretty

Kelli said...

I'm going to suggest the color I've been drooling over for a while 406-10B Someday. It's cheerful, promising, warm, and relaxing. I love it! I also think it would work in well with what you've already shown us of your home and Lucy's spirit.

~Kelli @ Smidgens
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shelly said...

6006-9C: Spring Lawn

I think minty green colors look great with white crown molding and window casings. It adds a little bit of soothing color and is adult enough that you won't HAVE to paint again in 5 years.

holly said...

I tend to be super girly in the things I like. Too bad both of my girls are not! Have you seen that paint line at lowes that is metallic, I love it. I really like the simply lavender. I love lavender mixed with red accents.
hollydonahue@hotmail.com

Jen said...

Lush Meadow ... a green, and paired with pinks as an accent ...

Randi said...

Rushing Stream. It's soothing but a bit funky.

melissamo1 said...

*** Monarch Wing!!! ***

It's cheerful, feminine, and yet not the same old-same old pink and purple you see in every girl's room! Soooo beautiful!!! :)

shana said...

ok, i like ultra premium spring squash (orange) 2008-1B with some accents of ultra premium hushed rose 1003-2A. so bright and fun!
happy painting!
shana
kirbyandshana {at} gmail {dot} com

Terisa said...

I think it is so fun that you are holding this giveaway to pick the room color. I really believe that an up-beat environment is important for children. Hopefully she will like one of these:

4004-7C Ticklish
6004-9C Garden Sprout
2002-1C Ripe Melon

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Mommy B said...

Frosty Berry is my pick. It's pretty pink, but with a heavy dose of white trim, doors and curtains I don't think it's too much. I'd accent with robin's egg blue!

mel said...

I think your Lucy's room could totally pull off a Harmonious Rose and Toasted Wheat combo!

Good luck with painting and making it hers!
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val said...

Accent walls are a good idea. I suggest Turqoise Tint. For the rest of the walls Frest Mist (5008-9c) is a lighter version of the Turqoise. A little punch is nice in places--trim, small painted flowers, etc--Sweet Melon (1008-1B)
Good Luck!

Keri said...

Love Martha Stewarts Robin Egg
http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/shades-of-nature?#slide_6

Susan said...

Light lime green with dark brown highlights. I would then add some "pops" of hot pink pillows for punch.

Mom of 5 said...

paint the walls Nautical and accent with classic red and white. You can choose either floral , paisley, or stripes and dots fabric to add a feminin touch. Depending on Lucy's style you can go more vintage feedsack floral or a more modern bold design. So many options!sambenedetto7@gmail.com

Robyn said...

I say winter dawn It'a a soft gray purple I think it would be cute with light green accents. I think it would go well with her love of The princess and the frog


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Walter's mom said...

Carrot cake! It's bright and fun. Can't wait to see the finished room!

Leah said...

I love the spring lime for the walls with white for trim and maybe even make a faugh box trim around the green on the walls. For storage you should check out Knockoffwood website(you probably already have) she has such great storage ideas that look awsome but aren't that expensive to make yourself.
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seemommysew said...

I really like Simply Aqua. Man, I wish I would win this. I'm in the process of picking paint colors myself!
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Stacee Maree said...

Flower Girl pink. Not the whole room just stripes and then you can add a girly french theme to it with black and white furniture, and you could even add a tea party table and a cute chandelier.
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alayne said...

I like Poppy Field 1006-1C for the walls. Then you could paint the dresser with Spring Lime 6006-10B and tie them together with some fun bedding and curtains. Pink and green - watermelon colors.
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Anna said...

I like the waverly 'inch worm' and you could paint the trim, dresser and bookself a pale pink, almost just off-white with a hint of pink(pixie dust). her room looks so fun to decorate! i can't wait to see how you do it!

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Amber said...

How about Rapids (5004-10A) as the main color, and Fruit Compote (3004-2A) as an accent color? Fresh and vibrant, but not the usual pink & purple for a girls room!

Belle + Bee said...

We love Valspar paint too! We painted our youngest daughter's room Precious Saphire and it is GORGEOUS! She has a similarly well-lit room with gorgeous white molding, trim etc. Blue is a unique choice for a girl's room, but this one is slightly on the indigo side. We added hot pink accents and the room POPS!
Whatever color you choose, with your sense of style it is bound to be fabulous!
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Chandra said...

I think Ripe Melon (2002-1C) would look great in her room. Then you could accent with Rapids and Icy Blue. :) Good luck deciding with all the great suggestions!
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Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Oh how it would be to have the freedom to paint walls! If it were me, I would be choosing Sonic Plum, Field of Daisies, Blue Burst, and Limolicious. necklacebliis(at)gmail(dot)com

Anna said...

I think Fresh Mist would be awesome...with white trim!

Laura said...

I love Bayside (5006-10A). It would be so fun and young for a little girl! Especially with the good lighting the room has. Don't you just love a blank canvas!

Alissa said...

Parakeet green would be a good one.

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*Sarah said...

Spring splash
OR
Berry twist
OR
both!
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karen l said...

Grand Hotel Mackinac Blue -
I love a bluey-greeney color like this because it's a good base for almost all accent colors. Refresh the trim with a nice creamy white, then use coral, lime green and sky blue as accents on bedding and pillows. I would paint her bookshelf and dresser lime green (after I added molding to the dresser!). Find a fun funky rug to tie the colors together and frame the window with breezy white floor to ceiling curtains.

Claire said...

valspar safari brown. it's actually grayish with purple undertones. such a calming color and with simple accents, it will grow with her, you know?
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Keri said...

New Meadow!

Angela said...

I like the color Sea Wave and would do accent colors of Sea Breath, Afternoon Delight, and Peaceful Calm

Mandy said...

Like butter.

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Gina said...

I think I'd go with a white or off white for the main walls and to trim and/or accents in sunspark.

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bubbles said...

lilac for sure, the upper part of the wall one color only (lilac) and the bottom half with wide white and lilac stripes. Maybe use a strip of wallpaper to connect the two patterns on the wall. Something with kid's drawings...

I know I don't apply for the give away but I really like the photos of the room and there is so much potential that I could resist! Good luck to every one, and good luck to you! :)

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Careless said...

I would NOT paint the walls, rather I would paint the bookcase and dresser and add splashes of color throughout.

The bookcase would look cute valspar "tree frog green", then paint the dresser body "hang ten" and the drawer fronts "dive in."

Add some fabric covered stretcher frames from IKEA or homemade, bright roman shades, and other things like a beautiful bedspread or quilt in the same color families and tons of throw pillows. Any other storage solutions for toys and books could be painted the valspar colors too.

Just having moved out of a home much like you described yours, it was a better idea to have left the walls a crisp white and add touches of color with painting our furniture, so when we went to sell buyers could picture their own things in the room.

mindy said...

Lush Meadow, 6005-9C
I have a similar color in my art room, I paired it with a blue gray. Though I think this color would look great with many different accent colors in bedding, curtains, decorations. It would look great with a ocean-y blue for a fun beachy feel, or a pink color for a girly garden feel. It's an all-around fun & fresh color!
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SuBoo said...

Like Butter!

It's warm but not overpowering and versatile enough that when she gets a little older it won't be too princessy

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De Javu Crafts said...

i love flower girl. have you ever seen it where you take the same color, do strips, on in flat and one in satin. SUper cute!
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you can accent with other yellows, pinks, greens and white

stacey said...

I think using "Yellow Chimes" color 3011-1 would be so light and lovely - esp with all the natural light she gets in that room! Pair it with "Simply Purple" 4004-10B which is a pretty cornflower blue - gorgeous!
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Corrie said...

I say "orange fruit." Unexpected? Yes! But I think you could do something amazing with it!

{irene} said...

I love Martha Stewart Emerald green...similar to the color I have in my baby's room...so bright and happy!

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abi's mom said...

Icy Blue.

Hmmmm....that's a lot like the color I painted my son's room. I see a theme.

Bree said...

Golden Yellow 3007-1B. Her room has enough natural light to handle a bold and bright color like a golden wheat-field yellow reminiscient of sunshine. A white crown molding would formalize and ground the bright and happy color.

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Heather said...

I'm a girly girl who loves pink, so take my recommendation with that in mind. I think Pink Odyssey would be pretty in there. The other colors they have with it (one of the design idea rooms under kids w/ a color blocked wall) are Sassy Lilac, Purple Whisper and Iris Moon.

Kim said...

How about "Lazy Days" C1247 accented with "Little Sprout" C1234

I think its cool & modern....could be really fun & fresh with the right bedding & wall decor! Good Luck! :)

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Candice said...

Tangy lemon is my fav. You can't help but be happy in a yellow room. Now I want to paint my daughter's room!

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Amanda C. Melton said...

I am always drawn to Valspar's Historic Colors when browsing the swatches in Lowe's. My pick for Lucy's room is National Trust Grand Hotel Mackinac Blue (5007-9A).

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Erin said...

Top Banana! I love yellows. They make everything seem so....happy! And they go with everything. With white baseboards and doors, yellows are crisp and cheerful.:)

-Erin, mamalookingup at gmail.com

J said...

Hint of Honey is what I choose. Lucy always looks good in yellow! :)

Jamie

TheIngleFamily said...

I would say (if she is a purple girl) the Imperial Lilac might be a good choice. It speaks little girl to me.

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Zaaberry said...

I have always been a fan of the "accent wall". I would do the wall behind the bed in Scarlet Sun and do a window valence to coordinate. Add some accent pillows and framed fabric on the wall and voila! I'm sure whatever you come up with will be amazing. Looking forward to seeing it.

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Cricket said...

I'm not sure this is your style, but I would use Yacht Club and Inchworm from the Waverly collection. I'd also loft that bed up across that short wall - not too high up - put a slide down one side and a ladder up the other and make a storage/snuggle area under the loft. That room just screams "LOFT" to me.

Heather McCurley said...

I like twist of lime, it's vibrant and fun!

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Tiffany said...

going along with lucy's bright personality and how good she looks in the color yellow, i say lemon curd. not the traditional little girls color, but i say it fits her perfectly. :)
tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

Miranda said...

I like Lush Meadow, it's beautiful and not to dark or bright.
I'd love to win the $100 gift card. We just bought our own all white house and it's driving me nuts. I miss the color I had at my old house, but the love the space here.

Cassy said...

I'm thinking Ultra Premium Plink. You could totally make that a fun room with the right accents!

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Julia Mar said...

I've been a big fan of grey lately. I chose one with a purple tint that would be perfect.

Lilac Grey 1003-9C

Definitely add crown modeling. It always dresses up a room. Good luck!

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Julie said...

waverly's june morn with crisp white accents (and crown molding for sure)

candice said...

I like summer sigh, top banana, and tropical breeze - I think they would look really good together for a little girl's room and they go well with white furniture.

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catie said...

i beg you as a professional interior designer NOT to do an accent wall. is all or nothing for me! i LOOOVE the sprinkle number 5008-9A, it's so light and airy and would look awesome with all that natural light in the room. and would be so fun with some hot pink bedding and maybe some yellow curtains? little girl rooms are so fun!

catie said...

oops, forgot my email, it's catiejoy (at) gmail (dot) com

Ólöf said...

Ultra premium sweet melon.

Aleisha said...

Twist of Lime. My step-sister has this in her room (with hot pink accents) and it is awesome.

On a side note, I am repainting my 8-year-old daughters room this weekend. We are doing one wall hot pink, one twist of lime, one purple and the other teal. Then, the ceiling is going to be bright yellow. She is sooooo excited about all of this color.

I can't wait to see what you choose.

Nicole @ Create and Delegate said...

Turquoise Tint on the walls and YES to the crown molding in Snow cap White

TCC said...

I really liked the combination of Pool Party (kind of a teal) and Pink Burst.

Good luck with the choosing - it's the worst part for me!

~Callie
callieandtodd@gmail.com

Robin said...

Hard to say without knowing what direction you have in mind :) I really like Beach Blanket 6002-9B. I think it would be fun and you could use so many colors with it, red, pink, yellow, chartruese! Good luck.

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Jmom said...

I like sea Lily 6001-9A. It's a light minty kind of green and I think it would look really cute with a lot of different colors.

Lizz said...

Crown molding for sure. Leave the ceiling & molding white

Perfect Color: Sassy Violet 4004-10A

Why? Every girl should have a sassy violet room at some point! it's not too pastel but it's still light enough to not make the room feel closed in. Plus it can be dressed older or younger so it may grow with her :-)

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Danielle said...

I say "Ultra Premium Simply Aqua" (5008-10A), with yellow and pink accents around the room! Oh, that'd be wondrous. Good luck!!!

The Kaltz Family said...

Ooooh! How about Spun Honey!?! Love the color and you could use pops of color in the bedding etc. What a fun project! Can't wait to see it all completed.

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MagnoliaSplash said...

Sprinkler c1250

Its a fun color and I think it would grow up well depending on what you paired it with. I could see it with gorgeous yellow accents or maybe going tonal with more muted versions of the same color. It would pair really well with black and cream for a more mature looking combo when she's older.

Deenie said...

lemon twist

Just Us said...

Yes to the crown molding.

My color choice: Summer Sigh.

Romantic, breezy, cool and crisp all at the same time.

You can easily add several more colors to be more "girly."

You could do a lot with this room!

Good luck!

Rachel
rachelcarmella@gmail.com

Maria said...

I would use River Mist! You could put vinyl decals on the wall of a tree and animals, or birds flying. You could do green bedding and incorporate flowers along the bottom of the room. Have a garden theme!

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Cindy said...

I love orange fruit. Not typical for a girls run but could be very fun with the right accents!

adventure knitter said...

I love the color "Greenway". It's the color I was going for with my girl's room....but didn't quite get there...it ended up too bright limey.

Camille said...

I say Lime Mousse - 6008-9B.

Joanna (Questionable Housekeeping) said...

I think Sea Lily for the wall color with classic red, yellow, and white accents would look adorable. joannagrote(at)yahoo.com

Michele said...

Simply Peach...best of luck!

Rachel said...

I think a light blue like "Beach Blanket" would be a good base color for all of the walls, with some teal (something like "Sea Swell") in bedding/furniture/window treatments. Can't wait to see what you choose! :)
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ATate said...

I love any lavenders in barely there shades. For some real inspiration check out http://kidtropolis.wordpress.com/
I want one of those kids doors for my boys' room. They have some exceptional storage ideas that I believe can be accomlished with a modest budget and some creativity-which we all know you have an abundace of.

Olivia said...

Green is my favorite color and lovely for a bedroom because it creates a calm, restful environment.

From the Ultra Premium colors, I like Jaunty Green for the walls with Betsy's Linen for the woodwork, crown molding, closet doors and main door.

Then perhaps paint the bookcase and dresser with Grand Hotel Geranium Pink and Pink Flutter. (because what girl doesn't love a little pink in their bedroom!!)

It will be super easy finding cute fabrics for the bed skirt and curtain valance to match this color scheme.

sue said...

I would go with Mountain Pear and if that is a bit too light then go with Cool Hue. I noticed that Lucy really liked the Princess and the Frog so I thought she might like these colors

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Allison said...

I'm kinda lovin the Garden Mist!

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Emily said...

I say paint it Aqua Quartz, then put up white wainscotting on the bottom. :)

lala said...

2007-1b Pumpkin Butter!
I love orangey shades, they go with every season, are not too feminine or masculine, and can match many pallettes. Pink, brown,blues, yellows, greens.... This one is a nice warm mellow color. MMM

wdmk said...

ok, going on her love of princesses, why not go with Perfectly Blue 4007-9B. Its a nice color that she can grow with.

Lisa said...

I would go with purple whisper (4002-9C). This is kind of the shade/color we have in my daughters room. Its soft and calming, which is something that is nice to have in a bedroom. Since its a soft color you can add punches of color in her room in other ways. It's also a color that will grow with her.

Good luck! I can't wait to see the finished project!!

Kelly said...

My pick is Sassy Violet! I just love that name, plus it's a cute purple!

Karen said...

Simply lavender is just purple enough for a girl but not too overwhelming! Darling!

Collette said...

I'm quite partial to sunny yellows like Golden Promise (3003-1C). And who can resist that name? Maybe big fat columns of color--golden promise with a cream. Or just 2 walls with the yellow. You can mix it with pops of pink even like berrylicious. (Can you tell that I got a little carried away with this?)

Bailee said...

Sunny Yellow. I love yellow, it makes a room feel bright, and sunny.

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Anu said...

what about a greige color for the ewalls, and a nice, light green or blue for the ceilings?

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DeeAnna said...

Going off your last post...how about Cantaloupe Smile!
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souffle said...

For all walls except for the wall where bed is: Ultra premium banana top (3008-1C)
For the wall where the bed is: Ultra premium orange fruit (2011-1)

I'm pretty sure that this variation will make this room more dinamic but cozy place.
Also, it is going to make your white bed and bookshelf not-boring-items. :)

Abby said...

I'd love to see Sumptuous Purple 4010-10 on one wall and maybe Polished Silver 4008-1B on the others. Can't wait to see the finished room! abbyschamp(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelley said...

Magic Wand (1001-2A)

I would also like to add that my fav girly fabrics are from Heather Ross: Far Far Away collection.
You could use solid color fabrics with a little freezer paper stenciling on the dust ruffle and stencils on the walls to coordinate. Just a few ideas. You are super crafty, you will make it beautiful!
Good Luck!

Belltree Family said...

I'd love light and airy rooms and would choose a yellow for the walls such as Summer Wish; the ceiling would be nice in a light blue to give the feeling of open sky with Sea Lily and if you still have energy left, add some accents with Rosy cheeks :)

Kelley said...

I forgot to leave my email: kelleyetg@gmail.com

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Kim said...

I feel like you have to start with bedding, not sure why. Since I know you love to MAKE things as I do and because of limited selections, I go to choosing fabrics.

I feel like you girls love bright colors, maybe just a feeling from your blog or maybe because Lucy's hair reminds me of sunshine? Anyway, I love this Heather Bailey Fabric http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=a3b91d64-367e-4b9f-b3d5-482900c43227

I would choose Ultra premium mystic sea 5007-7A & Ultra Premium Lemon Curd 3007-2A to go with it. My kids have similar closet doors and I painted the doors the contrasting color with the inner lines the same color as the walls in their rooms, definitely adds character. I would add some red pillows and other pops of red (maybe the dresser?) also.

Ok, done. Hope you liked the idea :)

Jen Suman said...

Mermaid Song or Aqua Quartz. I'm loving shades of turquoise right now, planning on painting Mya's room something along those lines soon!

jensuman@gmail.com

Antoinette said...

Hey lady, my suggestions may also apply to paint colors for my sewing room, but here you go: main color is Flower Girl, accents (maybe dresser?) in Orange Glow, and then some lemon yellow pops around the room. Lucky Lucy!

Amber said...

Ok, so I still say "sea kiss" but I forgot to leave my email address. I really think that with this color, a lot could be done to decorate with it.
Good luck!
ambanta323@gmail.com

JJ said...

Pink Wink or another VERY pale pink. I hate rooms that look like pink threw up in them but this is still girly and subtle. It goes great with white, light greens, blues, purples so you can do a pattern on the bed and coordinate the curtains and furniture in colors other than pink... Pick me

homeworkandlove said...

Chickery Chick (3008-2A)
Feminine for a little girls room, but not over-the-top pink or purple! Also colorful, but not so bright that you're locked into specific colors for accessorizing- versatile!
Good luck!
kellylynncampbell@hotmail.com

Sara said...

Paint colors have been on my brain lately for obvious reasons:) and valspar is always my paint of choice! When we painted our kitchen, I found the color I like on olympic paints but asked them to match it with valspar- such better quality.

Any who... Here is what I would do- Keep the trim white, and add the crown molding if you can in the white.

The room looks like it is very long and thin. To make it look wider on the end with Lucy's bed I would do tone on tone horizontal stripes around 8-10inches wide. then do the rest of the room in the lighter tone from the striped wall.

My color of choice for the main color would be promise 4005-7C. Very calming, cool name, and beautiful- not too purpley not too blue and would look awesome with the white trim and white furniture. Then I would chose a slightly darker color, guessing the number would be 4005-7D or 7E for the stripes.

Good luck! Can't wait to see it! We are finishing our kitchen this weekend!

Tracy said...

I like the Lemon Twist! Make the room even more bright and sunny!!

tracystandage at gmail dot com!

Riece said...

I'd love to enter the giveaway, but I'm a little confused about "choosing" a paint color since I've seen pictures of Lucy's room is already painted... I guess you're asking what WE'd paint it?

In any event, it's a fun giveaway, and the finished room is CUTER than CUTE!!!

The crazy chaos I call life... said...

I think something bright/yummy! Whipped Strawberry (1006-1A)

annievalek @ gmail.com :D

Lori said...

Golden Delight! Beautiful yellow that will just totally make the room sunny even on rainy days! Perfect.

Mama E said...

I choose "Spring Lime"
Good luck!
-Mama E
homeandheartseva@yahoo.com

SewLindAnn said...

I would paint the walls "Simply Lavender". The sun shining on them would be glorious to wake up to and it's a color that grows with you. I think it would be fun to do a collage of fabric mod podged on the bookcase, or glue on textured papers or old wallpaper book papers and paint over it for a textured look. larmenti@bellsouth.net. Using old sheers or wide ribbons as a curtain with crocheted or fabric flowers on it is lovely. A bright yellow bedsirt on the botton would add a great splash. I know you only asked for the paint color, but I have a boy and was having fun thinking. Have fun!

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Lil' Miss Handy Pants said...

5006-10A Ultra Premium Bayside. It is a turquoise kinda color. I think it would be dreamy with browns. Not really traditional girlie, but super duper cute and fun.
jessicaleeperkins@hotmail.com

The P*dunc's said...

ocean whisper 6001-9b and orange fruit 2011-1 would look so cute together somehow put together in that room.

paulandkristen at gmail dot com

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Casey said...

Woodlawn Blue Angel... fun, bright but also calming for little ones.
caseybohne at gmail dot com

brittany, steve, gabe and ezra said...

i think "palm leaf" would look great for a little girl's room (maybe with an owl theme?! b/c who doesn't love owls!?) also, it is not as obnixiously kid-colored and is highly adult tolerable!

Amanda Joy said...

I think you should do the Golden Yellow, 3007-1B. Do the crown moulding on top, paint the yellow 2/3 of the way down. Do a nice straight board around the room as a chair rail, then do a faux wainscotting. Accent with fuscia bedding, in maybe a fuscia and white plaid or polka dot with fuscia bed skirt. Use an awesome pink beaded chandelier, maybe even turquoise. Get a white armoir for storage, and paint the inside back panel your accent color. I am really into bright and fun, so this is what I would do if I had the money; which I don't, so I will live vicariously through you:) Good luck

Amanda Joy joyinthejumble.com
starglobe44@hotmail.com

C. said...

I'm loving High Seas with some Golden Mist accents... maybe on the furniture (like the back of the bookshelf and the frame of the dresser).

Cook Family said...

I'm thinking that you should do the Lush meadows 6005-9c it is a soft lime green. Then add some adorable wall flowers to the walls and maybe even hang some from the ceiling. Too Cute!
corinecook@yahoo.com

Ashley said...
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Ashley said...

I looked at so many colors and just keep going back to Sunny Jonquil. Lucy is so cute in yellow and seems to have such a sunny personality!

ashscraps at gmail dot com

Heidi V said...

My vote would be for Ultra Premium Sunspark 3010-2. Reminds me of the cantaloupe in your previous post. We did our living room in our old house in a slightly darker shade of orange and LOVED it! Very cheery!
hlvognetz@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I love Surf Spray, or maybe Dreamy Clouds. I just love blue in a girls room. There are just so many options, it would take me forever to decide when starting with a blank canvas like that!
sarah(at)themikkelsens(dot)net

Lizz said...

sunny jonquil or plum burst, both so pretty and happy.

Ruth & Asher said...

I made a color palette that is based on some clothing you made. I illustrated it here
It includes the colors:
Blaze Orange 1008-1A
Temptation 6007-8B
Dress Rehearsal 7001-20
Bright Red 1010-2

Katherine said...

I like the color Lemon Curd, from the yellow pallet. I grew up in a yellow room and it always felt so happy. Wouldn't it be so cute with this bedspread?

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30182225

katherine@liggitt.net

Jannell Leal Garcia said...

I think "Sea Wave" would look great and its a color that she can grow into. Longevity is key because painting can be a pain. White trim and white bed would work great. Maybe a nice patchwork quilt in happy colors. Maybe something like this: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/girls-key-west-quilted-bedding/?pkey=dgirls-quilts. Since her toys are lively colors they will work with the scheme. I am sure whatever you decide will look lovely and she will love it.
Jannell
jlgarcia526@hotmail.com

embily said...

hello beach sparkle!
it's light and bright and would go perfectly with all sorts of bright and fun colors :)

-Emily F
embily(at)gmail(dot)com

tracylee said...

My suggestion is summer sky - the paper doll of Lucy as Alice in Wonderland was too cute, so using a blue could be perfect for her room!

The Oylers said...

Positively pink and pink destiny. I think you should do the whole room in the pink destiny and then on one wall do diamond or stripes with the positively pink...that way the pink won't be too overwhelming...but you will have great accent wall.
handee01@hotmail.com

Sarah B. said...

So many colors to choose from. Best of luck! I like the Cincinattian Hotel Abbey... it's bright enough but doesn't seem like it'd be too overpowering on the walls. Keeping my fingers-crossed, we are just starting to decorate our nursery and could really use the Lowes gift certificate!

Alicia, Jason, Carter, Aidan, & Keaton said...

I was looking at your post about cantaloupe and thought about how happy and bright it was.

I think you should paint Lucy's room
chickadee (the color of cantaloupe)
and
jaunty green (the color near the rind)
They are happy fresh colors without being too girly.
Since you have so much light in her room, these colors will stay vibrant.

HandbagsbyJen said...

I love Parakeet Green. Fresh and happy! Plus you can accessorize with almost any color!

joylyn said...

I would choose Grand Hotel Geranium Pink. What would be better for a little girl than a warm pink? Besides warm colors are psychologically warm, inviting, optomistic, encouraging, etc. And pink is associated with cheerfulness, youth and festivity. That is what I would want in my daughter's room. I would leave the trim white and keep some other white accents. Maybe add another accent color too, perhaps a split complement such as yellow-green (toned-down lime). I think it would make for a joyful and beautiful room in which your daughter can play her days away.

MamaAngel said...

I love "Plink"!

Nancy said...

I would go with Summer Sky in the cool blue section. You can have so many color combinations with blue as your base, it's practically a neutral! Good luck, I hope you take us along for the ride.

Osmosis said...

I tried to pick a color like the color of the doll house roof... it just jumped at me in the picture. This is the best I could do online:
Iris Moon 4004-9c
Have fun painting!
osmosis4lips at gmail

Marlena said...

I would paint it pink and orange like a cold delicious summer sherbert. I chose Pumpkin Burst and Pink Flutter.

Suzanne and Nate said...

Love this room on one of my favorite design blogs, style files. Here are links to her two posts: http://caitlinwilsondesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/olivias-room-part-i.html
and http://caitlinwilsondesign.blogspot.com/2010/03/olivias-room-part-ii.html I tried to match the color scheme with valspar. I liked Plink 4001-10A, with these other colors (Lavender Quartz 4001-9C, Citrus Tickle 6008-9C, and Baby Blush 1008-2C) on furniture, curtains, pillows, rugs, toys, etc.. And white looks great, her bed and the bookcase would look great with this color scheme. But seriously...you know how to put colors together, can't wait to see her room when you are done!

Mama Lusco said...

How about melon & turquoise?
Poppy Petal 2001-1c with accents
Rapids 5004-10A
Icy Blue 5004-9A
Whipped Peach 2002-2b

Happy painting!
luscofamily @ ortelco.net

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Melanee said...

Ultra premium spring glow. It's refreshing and new. It is so nice. I painted our guest bedroom a similar color and if I had a daughter would have painted her room this color also. I love how I feel when I walk in the room and see this color. It is versatile enough that you have many choices for what to put on her bed and all that. I'd go with the light walls and dark bedding. I'd skip the crown molding as well. Just me. Have fun!
melanee.dahl@yahoo.com

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The Bee Hive said...

I vote Spring Squash (it's a peachy orange), with a bright yellow dresser, fun and modern touches of white, red, pink and some green and turquoise accents. :-)

jodi@mockabee.com

Jen said...

What fun! I love painting. It totally changes the room quickly. My choices are Summer Fields or Beach Blanket. Have fun choosing.

jennifertyler@catapulsion.net


Jen

Katie Bishop said...

I say summer splash (a blue). It would be a good blue to highlight the white furnature, and other pops of color in the room like yellow or pink or even a green. Or you could do shades of blue. Soothing enough to sleep in but bright enough to welcome the morning!

There's No Place Like Memphis Mama said...

Sweet Melon! I've always been inspired to do a little girl room in kind of a "watermelon" color theme. Watermelon, white & black furniture pieces and hints of green like the rind for colors pops throughout the room. leighannesmith29@gmail.com

Steve & Tara said...

I like pixie dust. It's a pale pink. then you can do a big monogramed L on one of the walls.

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Melissa said...

Wow! I'm not sure I could choose a color with so many opinions, BUT I say you go with Lime Mousse - 6008-9B!

Great fun color to start with and you can accent with pretty much anything!

Have fun! We're in the middle of a lot of home projects too.

schoenhardt11@hotmail.com

Haws Family said...

I love Chickery chick. I think a nice yellow with white trims looks so cheery and clean. Yellow is also very versatile... Have fun! Can't wait to see the transformation!

80rose@gmail.com

Crazy Conley Clan said...

My vote goes for: La Fonda Turquoise! with white (the bed) and a touch of Baby Blush accent colors, because every girl needs a bit of pink!

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Emily said...

I love blue, it reminds me of the beautiful water here on the west coast. The "clear blue sky" 4007-9A is great. Makes me want to start taping off walls in our house!
Emily

saltwaterkids(at)gmail(dot)com

Gary, Christie, Anna and Izzy said...

I'm obsessed with yellow these days. Chickery Chick 3008-2A would be beautiful to brighten up a little girls room! With yellow you can go so many directions with accents from pinks or turquoise blues or deep purples. Possibilities are endless!

Leigh said...

Chickery Chick (3008-2A) in the warm yellows section! So bright and cheery, but still soft, and it will grow with her!

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WAHMs Inc said...

I love Pink Mist... it's so cliche to do a girl's room in pink, but I love the soft muted color!!

KRUM4 said...

I like Spring Lime for the top portion of the wall. Maybe do some chair rail and then a different color on the bottom. For the Spring Lime on the top, paint about 12"W stripes, but alternate between matte paint and gloss paint. It's a very cool effect. The bottom color could be Pink Odyssey

laura d said...

before we knew what we were having I planned a girl's room and a boys room. Both had neutral walls...(like Silver splendor 7006-20)and an accent of dark grey (Lincoln Cottage Black 4009-2) and then either a pretty coral pink (Sweet Melon 1008-1B) or a fun spring green (Parakeet Green 6010-10).

We had a boy so we went with the green but I hope to put the melon to good use someday!!

koltandlaura@gmail.com

Robyn said...

To keep the room full of light, while adding a punch of color, I would choose Ultra Premium Lime Mousse. The existing white trim would work well (less work for you!), as well as the white "obnoxious bookshelf". I would recommend layering shades of green and yellow on the bed and painting the dresser a bold color such as red. Even though the color choices are not "girly", pink toys and pillows would still go great with the green!
Good luck decorating!

robynlouise84[at]hotmail.com

Melissa Ann said...

Whipped Apricot 2007-2B I love oranges and this pale orange would liven things up without becoming overwhelming. Plus I could just see you adding a quilt to her with the Kokka fabric you got at quilt market: the bright color would compliment those fun fabrics well. Or you could get some Far Far Away fabrics and make a not too girly colored retreat for you princess. :)

Jen said...

I am a fan of Summer Gold.

Melissa Ann said...

Forgot my email! melissa.aldrich at gmail.com

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