Daughter's Bedroom Paint Color
(Allenton, Wi, USA)
Hi, We are remodeling our home and building a bedroom for our 9yr. old daughter. I need help finding the right paint color for her room. We put up a forest wallpaper mural on one wall and the room gets medium to low natural light from a big window on the north wall. The ceiling is natural pine and the trim is all medium stained oak.
The mural has a misty background that is mostly green with a grayish tone to it, but a slight brownish hue to the background. The photo is off in color and the misty background looks much more beige (brown) in the photo than it actually is. The heat registers on the mural wall are the wrong color and will be changed.
I am having trouble picking a paint color that works with the mural and the pine. I am thinking green, but cannot find the right green. I've tried pulling a color from the mural and going a bit lighter or darker, but cannot find anything I like. My daughter keeps changing her mind and can't pick a color. She told me to just pick one and get it done. I know she does not want anything too bright or anything that looks like a child's room (too babyish).
I've gotten so many suggestions of different greens(and other colors) that I am completely overwelmed. I think it needs to be a fairly light color, just not too bright or too washed out or dull (does that make sense???). A slight bit of a warmth to it might be nice?? Just a couple suggestions I've gotten are some sort of sage, but that's too blue and Grass Cloth by Behr, but that's too intense and in some areas of the room looks dull. I'd like something a bit lighter??? maybe?? (not too bright though, that has a richness to it and isn't dull).
I know it's my daughter's room, but since she told me to just pick something, it's up to me to find a color she and I both like.(My husband doesn't care what we go with).
It not only has to go with the mural and pine, but also with my daughter's log bed, which has a medium coloring to it (we varnished it and it brought out the reddish and yellowish-mostly red hues in the wood).
We will pick a neutral lighter color carpet after painting.
Also, her room is right off the office area which is an orange color (a bit darker than pumpkin orange), so it should probably be something that won't clash with the office color?? Should it be a really soft color or not so light???
I am looking at Behr, Sherwin-Williams, pittsburgh, glidden and Martha Stewart paints. I have gotten several samples, put them on poster board and looked at them on the different walls in different light, and still have no idea. I would like to paint as soon as possible, since I've been trying to find a paint color for over a year now. Any suggestions of an exact color or two to look at would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Kathy