Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Color My World Challenge-Week 1

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.

Willowgrove Laundry Room contemporary laundry room

Laundry Room  laundry room

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.  

Carmel - Our 5th House
Shelley - Crazy Wonderful
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Vashti & Jamie - Like me Some...
Maury - Life on Mars


  1. Shelley WestermanApril 3, 2012 at 4:44 AM

    LOVE the black and white, I'm a sucker for it :) I'm excited/totally fearful about next week, ha!

  2. Wow, that is very brave of you. I think it will look great. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

  3. Tiffany {living savvy}April 3, 2012 at 6:31 AM

    Black is so much fun! I think your laundry room will look modern and it will fun to do your laundry!

  4. Jessamie VincentApril 3, 2012 at 6:35 AM

    Love the black and white combo! So clean and fresh, perfect for a laundry room. So gald you joined the challenge!

  5. Lisa @ Shine Your LightApril 3, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    Black is my favorite decorating color!! I can't wait to see your laundry room come together, Tiffany - it's going to be awesome!

  6. How fun! I love the drama in those rooms. Can't wait to see what you do!

  7. I love the idea of using black and white in a laundry room! You could always add a pop of color later if you want, but black and white are so clean... perfect fora laundry room!

  8. I love your inspiration images. I am totally indecisive as well -- it took me a long time to choose a color for my own laundry room this fall. If you are waffling about anything in the future -- paint color, furniture, accessories -- I'd love to feature you on The Waffler, the blog I run for indecisive people and readers who enjoy weighing in on stylish dilemmas.

  9. I think its going to look great. Have you picked out a fabric?

  10. ooh how fun! i can't wait to see this come together!

  11. ramblingrenovatorsApril 3, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Black and white will look great in a laundry room! I like the look of the second photo. Are you painting the walls black?

  12. Ooh very nice choice! I love black, it's timeless, classic, goes with anything and hides dirt! HA! Looking forward to seeing your laundry room come together! You can do it! :)

  13. I love it that you picked black! I think it will look so classic in you laundry room! I look forward to seeing what you do!

  14. Excellent choice. I love black and white rooms. They are so versatile. Can't wait to see your laundry room come together.

  15. Lovely Images!! I think black (and all versions of gray) and white with bursts of color now and then is an all around classic choice! Looking forward to your progress!

  16. love the pics!!
    have fun!!