i had read an article a few months back about a woman who was trying to choose paint colors for her new house. she hired a specialist who asked her to gather all the things that she loved & to pick a color that complimented them (instead of the colors they were). she was surprised when pink ended up being the best color.
i developed a color palette when i first moved into my apartment, pink was one of the accent colors, accompanied by chocolate brown, yellow, rust & deep turquoise. i then sent in a picture of my living room to apartment therapy, where the advice of one person stuck, "paint the wall behind your couch a rhododendron pink & get floor to ceiling chocolate brown curtains." both of these were things i had considered & having it come from a 100% outsider made it happen.
i went with matte finish, tiger pink by behr & the ritva curtains from ikea. i'm really happy with how it turned out. next up is a something for behind the couch. i'm currently looking for 10 24" inch (varying width) plywood or chip wood pieces to create a "forest" of cartoon birch trees. hard to explain, but it makes perfect sense in my head.
i think that pictures make the wall more "bubble gum" than it really is, but i could be tainted. more pics.