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kathyswims 06-29-2007 10:39 PM

How to lighten paint on walls
 
So I painted our upcoming baby girl's room pink. And now it's TOO pink. There will be a border, but I'm looking for alternatives to lighten it up. I've thought of faux finish, but can I put white paint on top of pink? Any other ideas on how to lighten up the pink?

poppameth 06-29-2007 11:01 PM

If you want to do a faux finish you can mix white or a lighter pink with glaze and sponge or rag it on.

Workaholic 06-30-2007 07:48 AM

Repaint with a lighter pink, or repaint other walls and leave an accent wall pink.

slickshift 06-30-2007 08:14 AM

Repaint three walls with one coat premium quality paint a shade or three lighter pink
Leave the fourth wall as an accent wall

joewho 06-30-2007 01:41 PM

If you like the color but it's just too much, the people at the paint store can lighten it up for you. "Half-tone".

tmrrptr 07-02-2007 03:25 AM

K,

I'll go w everyone... since you're having fun.

Do a faux rag or sponge over the brite tone using a distinct brown .
Then, again w a halftone or even 1/4 tone.

Use that half tone and 1/4 tone on the other walls.

Paint samples really should be about 4ft square so you can get the REAL effect of a color in your home.
A quality interior designer is a wonderful person to have, for those who can afford such assistance.

Most designers? I'd sooner ask a painter and pay him for an hour's time to talk about recent contemporary projects.
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