Monday, July 1, 2013

Love pink!!

this weekend we have been quite busy! on saturday to ikea (and yes, with the mattress in the subway. but at least it was a 1 person mattress), and yesterday we first got ourselves informed about the local gyms (so very expensive; with discount, 3 months for just 200 euros (some 250 dollars). we really got used to the luxury of having the gym with the apartment. sure, we then also had a very high rent, but still...). 
then we went to the dutch home depot (ten times smaller) to pick out some paint for the apartment. our apartment in boston was freshly painted when we got in, with 2 walls painted in the color of our choice (tim allowed me to pick purple and dark purple), so seeing the amsterdam apartment with very ugly walls was just... well... beeehhh. we ofcourse quickly found the discount section and found all kinds of colors with 70% discounts. including the pink you see here in the wall. i actually thought it would be a little less bright, but i like it! and tim said he likes it too... :) the wall with the ladder in front was a very deep, terrible red and it took 4 or 5 layers of white to not see that anymore. instantly the apartment looked so much lighter! now we still have to paint the opposite walls. the one you cannot see in this picture is a very dark blue and i cant wait to get that white as well.... now we only need to paint the dining table yellow (i think it will be nice with the pink, no..?) and i would also like to do something with the ugly ceiling fan. i was thinking silver...? :) (i got inspired after seeing this picture).


biebkriebels said...

Wow that is pink indeed, but I like it, I have a home full of colours, blue, orange and terra. People always look a bit surprised when coming for the first time. But that boring Jan de Bouvrie white I don't like at all. Why should you have a fan in your home? Just for the one hot day in a year? ha,ha.

Kate said...

You definitely have an eye for color, and I think you'll have the apartment just the way you like it in no time...and after lots of hard work, too!

Jack said...

That pink is terrific. Why don't you paint the wall with the ladder pink as well. That would unify the corner. (A pink like that is just crying out for some terrific posters to place against it.) And, you really don't want to call attention to the fan. Paint it white so that it will blend in as well as it can.

How is that for advice you weren't asking for?

Kay said...

Ha! I didn't know that Jack moonlights as an interior designer! The things you learn in the blog-o-sphere! I'm interested to see the yellow you choose for the table; that's not a combination I'd think of but it sounds like it should work nicely. We painted an entire living room in a shade of pink once, with a deep raspberry carpet. We loved it.

CaT said...

@biebkriebels: hahahaha, yes, the weather.... :( but the fan was already there and i guess has been there for a loooong time!

good to hear about everyones colorful living rooms! :)

and @jack; interesting suggestions! i actually wanted to paint the other wall pink as well, to have sort of a pink corner, but i think that would have been too much. and... theres not enough paint left, we had bought the box with 70% discount and it was the very last one... buuuhhhh. we did paint the backside of the front door pink as well!