It seems that regardless of your preferred design style, there is a fabulous version of it floating around the interwebs (aka pinterest...duh) that is bathed in the most beautiful white light. I took me until last week to realize that part of this amazing 'lightness and brightness' comes from white walls! I know, I'm slow... #newbornbabymamadrama
The more I perused my inspiration boards on Pinterest and my saved images on my computer, the more I realized that virtually ALL of my most favorite spaces have white walls! Gah! I kind of always considered myself a sophisticated gray paint on the walls kinda gal. Who knew I was actually a purist... ya it's a real thing. You see a design purist believes that the art and decor should be the spotlight of the room and the color of the walls should actually simply fade away behind this drama. Now I won't go crazy on the all white kick and say that paint on the walls is terrible in any way shape or form. No, in truth, as a renter I envy those design and DIY bloggers out there who get to paint their walls in any way they like. Heck I adore a good striped wall and want one in the worst way! Yes it's true and it's straight up envy. But what will I do when I have this option in the future? Now I'm truly not sure. I think I need to start listening to my inner designer a bit more than I currently do. I am clearly, and have been for a while now I think, living in a design bubble based on a lie. I don't always go for high contrast, blues and greens and yellows (as we discovered here) and gray on the walls... No. As it turns out I like corals and pinks and white walls a plenty... seriously you guys I feel like I don't even know my design self. Every time I take a closer look I'm shocked by what I find...
How about you guys? Are any of you ever surprised by what you actually like versus what you have always believed yourself to like?