Behold! The muted purple accent wall to match the new office chair. The color is Valspar brand "Lilac Gray" 1003-9C. I'm really happy with how it turned out and I attribute that to three things I've learned about painting since I became a homeowner...
1. When considering paint swatches, tape them to a wall in the space and watch how the light affects the color over the duration of the day.
2. Choose your tape wisely. I've completed 2 projects with the Scotch Blue edge lock tape and I'm happy to report that there was virtually no bleeding behind the tape. It also helps to remove the tape before the paint fully dries. (An open letter: I swear 3M Scotch marketing peeps, if you spam me for this post because I name dropped your product I will hurt you)
3. Remove the baseboard caulking with a razor blade prior to painting. It's not fun watching the oil & water don't mix concept happening before your eyes on a freshly painted wall. I found this out the hard way when I painted the black bathroom.
And in case you were wondering...yes I painted around the Eiffel Tower decal. I used tape on the straight edges and free-handed the red. Paint also comes off vinyl pretty easily.
I also mixed up the wall art a bit. The typography prints are from The Love Shop and the illustrations are from The Nebulous Kingdom. I relocated the decorative plate (Home Goods) from the shelving unit to the wall. The vintage stamp print is from Ikea. My original idea was to add two Ribba picture ledges to this wall, but the wall had other plans...behind the drywall is solid metal or concrete. Either way, the drill wasn't going through it.
While I was at it I switched up the display on the top of the bookshelf. I removed the birdcage decal and relocated the books to the lower shelves. I'm loving the simplicity and glam factor of this new vignette.