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Sage, squash or pumpkin?

June 10th, 2004 · 5 Comments

Despite my doubts, I like how the Watercolor Walls appear. I had some extra left over the next morning so I washed the laundry room walls, making them a little lighter and brighter. Since I spend time there I might as well make it a fun and cheerful place to be and motivate myself! Now I like to go wash clothes and look at what I did – the sunny color surprises me when I turn on the light.

After I noticed that the kit-supplied rag was disintegrating into the paint, I began substituting the nearest rag – a pair of Ted’s old underwear! I liked how it turned out better though – maybe I should suggest to Watercolor Walls (Seattle-based) that they start a partnership with men’s underwear companies…!

So now I have lots of ideas of what I want to do next…
My next candidate for watercolor washing is the powder room/bathroom – a small room but one that gets a lot of use. Right now the walls are bone, pale off-white, and the floor is a beige and gray tile.

So I’m soliciting opinions – please tell me which color should I use for this bathroom? Here are the tempting options I brought home…
Southwest Pumpkin? Spaghetti Squash? Sage?


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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Katherine // Jun 10, 2004 at 10:09 pm


  • 2 Julie // Jun 11, 2004 at 12:12 am

    Ah, but I worried the sage would make it look like a mossy room…I thought the squash would look more sunny and yellow. But my first impulse was sage. We have a sage bench outside the bathroom, in the mud room.

  • 3 Janelle // Jun 14, 2004 at 11:13 am

    I think sage would look nice with gray tile. Maybe you could get some other color (a muted blue?) for some accents?

  • 4 jenny // Jun 14, 2004 at 2:14 pm

    I always jump at green first, but I am a fan of exploration. Last I fall painted a room green (lime). It’s a happy room. It goes well with my purple entry, & red and oatmeal kitchen All rooms were yellow… The great thing about paint is, you can paint over if you just don’t like it!!

  • 5 Joan // Sep 28, 2004 at 11:43 am

    I’m hoping to colorwash my bathroom tonight with Sage. I’m very nervous as I’ve never done anything like this before, and I’m not very “crafty” to say the least. Any hints to give me confidence?