When Suzy invited me to join the Color My World Challenge I was thrilled. That was quickly followed by a panic attack. It's been a long time since I've finished anything, and I'm so indecisive (which is probably why I haven't been able to finish anything- Ha!). I figured, however, that this is the perfect push that I've been needing. Or, it could end in utter disaster. Only time will tell.
So the challenge involves picking a color that you haven't used in your home design that you'd like to try out. Everyone is picking these amazing colors, but not me. I'm going with black and white. Why you ask? Two reasons. I've never used it before and I do like me a black and white room. And, when I first learned of the whole "ghost" debacle (which has been resolved...I think) we were on our way to pick out tile for our laundry room. I really couldn't focus at the time and deferred to my husband (something I never do) on picking the tile. He decided on a black porcelain tile. At the time I really didn't care, then I was concerned about the choice, and now I've made peace with his decision. Black it is. I know a lot of people are really trying to challenge themselves with their color choices, but I need baby steps people. This is my first ever challenge and I'm just hoping to not look like a fool.
So, it's week one. First I'll show you the current state of my laundry room, and yes, it's rough.
The room is about 8' X 8'. We're putting the washing machine and dryer on the right wall and a sink on the left. In addition I'd like to have a countertop over the washing machine and dryer, maybe a cabinet or shelves, a drying rack, and the list goes on. I don't know if all that's going to get done for this challenge but I'm sure gonna try.
Here are my inspiration pictures. Not all laundry rooms, but you get the idea.
|via google (source unknown)|
|via Crosby Street Hotel|
|via House and Home|
This last picture is actually blue, but it looks black to my eyes so I'm using it!
So now it's the mad dash to try to figure out what else I'm going to do with my colors in the room besides a black floor. I'm having a serenity now moment so I gotta go. Please do check out the other lovely ladies taking part in this challenge. I know I'm excited to see what colors and vision everyone has for their rooms.
Ange - The Blooming Hydrangea
Anna - A Newfound Treasure
Carmel - Our 5th House
Cassie - Primitive and Proper
Jadyn - Dutch.British.Love
Jessamie - Bird and Branch Redesign
Julia - Black Tag Diaries
Julia - Pawley's Island Posh
Kristy - Hyphen Interiors
Lisa - Shine Your Light
Lisa - Trapped in North Jersey
Shaunna - Perfectly Imperfect
Shelley - Crazy Wonderful
Suzy - Saved by Suzy
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Vashti & Jamie - Like me Some...Maury - Life on Mars