pink walls blush with white door and grey headboard

A Restful Bedroom ~ with added colour

April 11, 2016Susan

I’m so excited to finally share this with you today. We have colour in the bedroom!

As you probably know our bedroom makeover has been on the cards for a while.

We’ve done bits here and there. Added new things like a new blind, curtains and storage. But the actual painting the walls and ceiling has now just been finished by my brilliant other half.

We teamed up with Valspar again for this (we worked with Valspar previously here) and it was a great excuse to get that perfect blush pink I’d been after.

It turns out choosing a colour other than white is actually really hard! I must have had about 10 different shades of pink on the wall. I think the man at Valspar in our local B&Q knows me now! And the thing is I’m not a Pink person.

The colour I was looking for was more of a Blush or a Dusky Pink. If you’ve seen the most recent House of Cards series there is a Dusky pink on some of the walls in The White House… Well that’s the sort of pink I was after.

pink walls blush with white door and grey headboard

We used the Valspar Premium Emulsion in Matt, and the colour is called Fairys Tutu. The shade looks just as we wanted. It creates a restful bedroom. It almost envelops you inside it… I might be going too far to say its like being in the womb, but you get the idea.

The Premium Emulsion has been really highly rated by Mumsnet with 94% of reviewers saying they’d suggest it to their friends and 96% saying they would use it again. We have to say we really agree with this.

I’ve actually been back again to my local B&Q to pick up some colour chips for the dining room- the poor man on the Valspar counter must be sick of my face!!

pink and grey bedroom

My other half painted the room over the Easter weekend when I had that awful virus, so I was no help at all. He did a great job and loved the paint. The pigment was high so the coverage was really impressive. A little goes a long way and we probably could’ve got away with just one coat, but we he did a second one and it looks SO GOOD!

The paint went on smoothly, and he (the Mr) kept going on about the “amazing lines” it had created at the edges, where the wall meets the skirting board or ceiling, when used in combination with Frog Tape.

valspar premium blush pink fairys tutu

As you can see we still need to sort our floor out (the next job). But look at those clean, sharp lines!!

This room now feels very grown up, but also a really restful and tranquil sanctuary. We updated our headboard too which really goes well with the curtains from Habitat, like they were made for each other!

soft grown up pink bedroom

The Headboard is from Tesco!! And so reasonable for £75 for a king size.

Our bedding is from H&M but from a while ago. Its muted leopard print pattern really works with the other elements of the room.

restful pink and grey colourscheme

We are so pleased with how our bedroom looks now. It feels so luxurious!

If you’d like to see our bedroom before we got to this stage then take a look here.

What do you think? Would you go for a colour like this?

grey and pink house of cards

valspar premium paint blush pink fairys tutu


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Comments (38)

  • kate

    April 11, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Lovely, restful colour palette Sus – love it! 🙂

    1. Susie

      April 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Kate! Have a wonderful trip x

  • KarenAnita

    April 11, 2016 at 10:48 am

    That headboard is DREAMY.
    And you know what, I always assume pink-tones on the wall would be too much like a little girl’s nursery but I love this muted look. It’s super relaxed and feminine but grown up at the same time too, y’know?
    Really gorgeous hun, I love it!

    1. Susie

      April 11, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Ah thanks Karen!! That is exactly the look I wanted!! xx

  • Molly and the Princess

    April 11, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Oh it’s lovely. I’d go for the same colour myself if I could. And great find on the headboard (though I was fond of your metal one 😉 ) x

    1. Susie

      April 11, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      Ah thanks lovely! x

  • bec

    April 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    that’s a lovely relaxing shade …. we’ve used valspar on our hall – a pale shade of grey which looks lovely. My chap was pleased with the coverage too. Your bedroom looks so peaceful – well done. Love bec xx

    1. Susie

      April 11, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks Bec- its really great paint isnt it!

  • Amy

    April 11, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    This sounds so gorgeous! I’m currently redecorating my bedroom but haven’t fully decided on a colour scheme yet xx

  • Amy

    April 11, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    So sorry if you end up getting about 10 comments form my but i keep trying to comment and it keeps crashing on me 🙁 your room looks so lovely, im currently redecorating mine but haven’t fully decided on a colour scheme yet xx

  • deardesigners

    April 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    A good choice Susie. Looks really calm and restful. x

  • Hannah

    April 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    It’s so peaceful! great job

  • Hannah

    April 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    It’s so peaceful! great job

  • Lazy daisy jones

    April 11, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    It’s superb and I love the green wall light too! Well done to that man, also glad to hear you are better now xx

    1. Susie

      April 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Aw thanks lovely! xx

  • Rachel

    April 11, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    It’s looking really nice, well done!

  • nafisah atcha

    April 11, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I love this great look

  • geraldine

    April 12, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Beautiful colour. Also reminds me a bit of the Farrow and Ball Peignoir. I have yet to explore the colourful world of Valspar. They are on my list of people to collaborate with. Your room looks so calm and restful. Great job! x

    1. Susie

      April 12, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Yeah- I got a sample of the F&B Peignoir to try it and I was surprised at how dark it was in the space! Thanks lovely x

  • Kathryn

    April 12, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Oh I love this colour, I’d really like to put it somewhere in our house too. Great job xx

    1. Susie

      April 12, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks chuck- can highly recommend x

  • Kimberly Duran

    April 12, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Gorgeous colour! Love it! xx

    1. Susie

      April 15, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks lovely lady!

  • Amanda

    April 12, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Lovely colour, not too bright nor too dull, perfect!
    And I love the floor boards as they are, rather rustic

    1. Susie

      April 15, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks Amanda- I like the floorboards too but they’ve bee painted in the wrong type of paint by the previous owners so it all peels off on your feet!

  • pennyalexander

    April 13, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Oh this looks really tranquil, just as a bedroom should be! I was ill with a virus over Easter too, so frustrating! Off to find Frog tape as I am terrified of the chalkboard wall I need to paint today and will look into Valspar for my next project! Thanks for joining #happyandhome

    1. Susie

      April 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks Penny! Yes Frog tape is ace, wouldn’t go back to using normal masking tape now

  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    April 13, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    It’s such a beautiful colour and the headboard is amazing. I can’t believe it’s from Tesco!! They’ve really upped their game interiors-wise, recently.

    1. Susie

      April 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Agreed Rachel- it pays to look around doesnt it!

  • Candy Pop

    April 14, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    It looks fabulous. I love the colour and it looks great with your bed. Very calming! x

    1. Susie

      April 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks love!! Have a great weekend- enjoy the Instameet

  • Lucy

    April 14, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I really like those colours together. Looks like a very calming room. X

    1. Susie

      April 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      It really is- thanks for stopping by!

  • Katya @

    April 14, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    I LOVE the colour!!! And the bed 😉

    We need to paint two bedrooms, but have been postponding it for weeks already..

    1. Susie

      April 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Aw thanks lovely- yes I know that feeling… Once you get started though its okay!

  • Stephanie Robinson

    April 16, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Love the colour – it looks great, and I’m super impressed with the Mr’s lines!! I know how rewarding these can be – and how frustrating. It looks like a lovely tranquil colour, and I’m sure the man at the shop is looking forward to seeing where you go next colour-wise! #happyandhome

  • Kara

    April 19, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I love it!!! Similar to the tones I have in mind for our bedroom once we move.

    It looks like the perfect pink and I love the clean lines, well done Mr.

    1. Susie

      April 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Oh I’d love to see yours when you do it!

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