Esther came to me and told me that “since I was painting all of the rooms in the house that I NEEDEDDDD to paint a bunny and flowers in her bedroom”! I mean, how can I argue with that?!?! So after a few sketches, I came up with a colorful floral mural with a deep Olive background (that I am just IN LOVE with) and then, of course, a pink bunny with glasses on the floor so that she can say good night every night to her bunny (which she happily named flower)! 🙂
I started this mural by sketching up the florals on my iPad in (my fave app) Procreate just because I wanted to get a sense of which florals I wanted to paint. I decided to “cluster” the florals a bit across the wall and I love how cohesive it makes the wall feel!
ANNNND can I just say that I have *never* painted on such a dark background before but now I am HOOOOKED! I love how this darker olive sets the tone for making the florals pop! It’s a warm, natural, happy color that I am currently trying to figure out where to paint in another room in our house!
Here are the color names I used:
- Behr color Russian Olive (background on the whole walllll)! 🙂
- Behr color Dash of Oregano
- Behr color Tangy Green
- Behr color Indian Spice (one of my favveeee colors that I’ve used before)
- Behr color Egg Cream
- Behr color Jade Mountain
- Behr color Lunar Tide
- Behr color Priceless Coral
- Behr color Flamingo Feather
And one thing that was new this mural too, is that since the olive green was such a dark color, it was SOOOOOO so easy to sketch the design in chalk! I barely had to sketch to get some of the shapes and scale of the florals! It was an awesome surprise! 🙂
I am suppppppper happy with how this mural all turned out! Like *SO* happy!!! The colors, the feel, the composition, the new techniques I tried….all of it! And the icing on the cake is how much Esther screamed of happiness when she saw her new pink bunny roommate! 🙂