I took the oppurtunity of the laundry room being empty for a day to paint it. I used the paint I had leftover from our entryway so I wouldn't have to spend any money. It's a light yellowy color, brightens up the room. Here is what it looked like right after the wall colors.
The white on the shelf is the original color of the walls.
I had this painting that I bought on clearance at Target a couple years ago, just waiting for a spot in the house. I used it's design and colors as my inspiration.
I started by painting the shelf what I thought would be the orange in the background of this picture.
Ummm yikes!! Epic fail on that color choice.
So I tried several different ways to tone it down a bit.
First I added some white paint mixed with a small amount of water.
Still too bright, so I added some splotches of the other colors that are in the painting.
I also started with the design I was going to try and pull off from the painting.
Still not loving it but I wasn't about to leave it.
My husband walked in at this point and I told him not to judge me until it was finished. :)
So I just took all the colors from the color scheme and just kinda winged it.
This is how it ended up.
It's not exactly what I had in mind but it's much better than before!
Oh and my husband came back in when I was done and said he loved it! *smile*