1. erin

    oh, exciting!

  2. i love that color – it's dramatic, but remarkably soothing. can't wait to see the rest of your choices!

  3. emily

    SO cute. love it!

  4. that color is THE BEST.


  5. Kat

    very cool! we like white walls but with a feature wall of super crazy out-there wall paper :o)

  6. Thao

    Perfect! We had a purple wall in our bedroom too–and accented it with gray walls. Can't wait to see the rest of your cozy nest.

  7. ah, purple is my favorite… can't wait to see more of your new home! :)

  8. Wow! You two are really on top of getting your house together. We've been in ours almost a year and it is still very much a work in progress :) Love the wall, can't wait to see more.

  9. great color!! good for you to have the patience to paint all the walls. i just get so bored!!

  10. That color is so fun. I can't wait to see what else you have done with the other colors.

  11. Looking forward to this colorful journey….

  12. Janssen

    Our bedroom is a dark dark purple (almost brown is you're not looking closely) and oh, I love it with all my heart.

  13. mina

    Beautiful. I agree – white walls can be boring.

  14. It's surprising how soothing purple really is for a bedroom. When we lived in a duplex our landlady was really cool and gave us the ok to paint our bedroom a very similar color to yours.

    I'm excited for the rest of the pictures!

  15. Sara

    Don't paint samples make your heart race? I love them, and I love that shade of purple!

  16. Farah

    oooh…that's lovely! =)

  17. Shelley

    Love that color! I haven't been able to talk the bf into painting yet… but he does let me put my art up!

  18. Shelley

    Love that color! I haven't been able to talk the bf into painting yet… but he does let me put my art up!

  19. Helen

    So adventurous! I like it — it's quite a sophisticated purple.

    Thank you, lady, for stopping by my cupboard the other day, and leaving me a few little notes. So nice to "meet" you.


  20. De-lurking to say: That paint color is absolutely gorgeous. (And I love your blog!)
    My mom gained neighborhood infamy for painting our front room orange. Curious neighbors would send their children over to peek at us & our wild paints and report back.

    Feel free to visit me at:


  21. Sarah

    Love that purple, and I'm with you on the white-wall-hating. I don't know how, but even as a missionary I convinced one of our landlords to let us paint a wall in our bathroom a caribbean aqua color. Bold colors really liven up a space and help make a house/apt/condo feel like its really yours.

  22. Jillian

    We just moved too but luckily the paint colors in our new rental are surprisingly decent so we didn't have to paint. I can't wait to buy a house so we can paint the whole thing. I have been dying to try out chalkboard paint. I've been thinking about painting a large enamel tray with it to make a chalkboard for the kitchen.

  23. I like the color so much, and it seems that your husband is also very pleased about it! :)


  24. Carrie

    Pretty! I can't wait to see the other pictures. :)

  25. Emmy

    Nice color! And awesome Mac!

  26. such a great color…can't wait to see more!

  27. that's the perfect color for the bedroom! great job. I can't wait to see the rest of the colors!

  28. Kelsey

    That is absolutely beautiful! I love bold colors on walls so much. I can't wait to see the rest!

  29. KLBK

    i'm painting my VA house right now too! benjamin moore's purple rain? do explain!

  30. katie

    lucky. I don't get to paint "sissy" colors.

  31. Sum

    Can you come and paint my room? You two have such good taste!

  32. Oh Oh! That color is lovely. I can't wait till we can paint walls *sighy*

  33. Lori

    Love the Purple Rain!!! I have walls in Purple in my house too.

  34. I hate white walls too!

  35. Gorgeous! Love the (artist formerly known as, and now known as) Prince-inspired name as well!

  36. great color! Can't wait to see the rest of your cute place. ;)

  37. can I just say I love your cute blog and personal style? Makes me happy. i can't wait for my finals to be over to start decorating! :) Thanks for sharing and being great! Hope you are feeling well these days (funny how we all get those silly ones!) :) Much love from Spain.

  38. Lainey

    That's a fantastic color!

  39. Ali

    Oh, GREAT color!

  40. this is such a unique color, I really really like it! we have all white walls but I just love white so much. :) can't wait to see the rest of your home.

  41. Echo

    I just spend hours looking at your posts. I couldn't stop! Your blog is amazing.

  42. kSbl

    love that color!

    can't wait to see more!

  43. Drea

    That is a great color!

  44. I love colorful houses! Purple Rain… that's great.

  45. Mo

    (: pretty wall color. So does that mean the rest of your walls are all different colors?

  46. Adorable! My parents have this color on their bedroom walls. They have a green and purple room…its very romantic and classy. Good Pick!

  47. that purple is awesome for a bedroom!!
    yay! more pictures please!

  48. We painted our guest room that color purple. I love it so much I want to sleep in there instead!

  49. Diana

    it looks awesome! great job!

  50. Holly

    white walls are soo boring! fun!

  51. Holly

    white walls are soo boring! fun!

  52. Keeley

    White walls can be so stale and blah but this Purple Rain is so rad and fab!!! I dig it and can't wait to see more pics.

  53. Chessa!

    yay! I love it.

  54. Oh, purple walls and white sheets are the bestest! Would have been my next paintjob in my bedroom if I stayed in my lovely little appartment (after forest glade green and now the softest grey)… :D.