Originally Answered: What color to paint my room?
I went to the web site and looked at your quilt, if I got the right one with the crazy addresses we have to type in! Is it the one called Tahla?
It's very colorful & an awesome print for teenagers. The colors you listed for painting sound great, except for lavender, because I didn't see any lavender on the quilt, but that just could be from pictures sometimes not showing true shades & its all really what you want.
However, based on the colors in the quilt, the peach seems like it would be very pretty, but so does the light gray. If you go with light gray drawing out one of the dark colors in the quilt will help bring the wall color alive, but I will add to that later.
I'm going to offer some suggestions just to brainstorm with you. You may like the idea or it could trigger a better idea in your mind or a friend's mind that you like even better.
One thing I would suggest if you haven't already done it, is to go to a Home Depot or Lowe's & pick out the colors & the shades that you like from the samples they offer. Take 2 - 4 of each color, so you can put them together with tape, making it a larger piece. Then tape each color/shade to your wall. Scatter the colors/shades, keeping space between them, but all on the same wall.
Live with this for a day or two, so every time you walk into the room you see them. This can help with the elimination process & as soon as you do eliminate a color or a shade, take it off the wall. Keep in mind the store can mix colors & if you think you might want a shade or two lighter, or darker, just ask & they will do this for free.
Another thing to consider is the size of your room. If its really big, you can easily do darker shades, but if its on the small size than lighter shades will help open it up.
Many years ago I took an interior design course & we were taught to never use different paint colors on walls in the same room. Several years ago, that all changed & today anything goes. What about using both colors; peach & light gray, painting each on opposite walls, but not the same color on adjoining walls. Both colors will go together beautifully, yet depending upon the size of your room, because if its too small it might look too busy with such a colorful quilt.
Also to avoid the room looking smaller & too busy, be careful with whatever you hang on the walls. If you go with both paint colors, you would want to limit the amount & size of what you hang on the peach walls, but the light gray can take more. Again if you use both colors, decide in advance which walls would be the peach & which the gray; where the bed would go, where windows are, as that means less wall hangings. You might want to do a window wall or closet wall the color peach, but its not that important just make the decision in advance just in case.
One of the colors in the quilt that would be great to accent with is the dark blue. For example, frames could be painted the dark blue & that color would look absolutely beautiful on a peach or light gray wall. A dark blue floor rug could be added, along with a dark blue lamp.
Look in decor magazines or online for ideas that you can very inexpensively create and/or paint. I have no idea what your family's income is or what kind of budget you have for redoing your room, but for example, frames of all sizes & shapes can be found in thrift stores. Even if it has a picture already in it check to see if it can be removed & then paint it that dark blue.
You can hang the frame on the wall, without the glass & then there are many choices of ideas as to what to put inside the frame. You could use numerous pictures of friends and make a collage, or a collage of pictures along with important ticket stubs, or whatever you save & has sentimental value, but not under the glass, just directly to the wall and then the frame around it (unless you want to put them under the glass).
You can also attach a favorite tiny stuff animal to the wall then the painted frame around it. Then again, being 15, you may not want that item, but just to give you an idea the item doesn't have to be flat. You can have a larger frame, and the a smaller frame in the center of the large one & then something going onto the wall inside the smaller frame. If you like flowers, you can arrange just the flowers on the wall & then a frame around them. The green leaves can be added after the frame as you may have a few leaves overlapping onto the frame.
Well, I never dreamed when I started this it would be so long, even tho I tried to break paragraphs up for easier reading, it is still like a book just on your bedroom! lol
Your quilt will probably be on my mind all night, as I come up with other ideas for accessories, and more fitting for your age. I had 3 daughters, but the youngest is 22, so its been awhile since 15 & styles change.
Do have lots of fun with your project!