What ever happened to the color white?

There's an ongoing joke in the house about how I can't just paint a wall one color.  I actually disagree with this since 90 percent of the house is a single color.  But, in hidden areas like closets and laundry rooms... well, if I have to spend a bunch of time in there why not make it an area that is a bit more exciting?  

I was wanting to do an image for her with geometric shapes, minimal detail, and lots of color.  The minty blue hillside matches the color of her room so it seemed to tie everything together.  I ended up painting the shelves too and then covering them with a non-slip clear covering.

I was wanting to do an image for her with geometric shapes, minimal detail, and lots of color.  The minty blue hillside matches the color of her room so it seemed to tie everything together.  I ended up painting the shelves too and then covering them with a non-slip clear covering.

For this space I used colors from past projects as well as a few quarts I found discounted at the hardware shop.  I also tried out Target's new line of paints.  The metallic paint covered well.  For extra shimmer to the golden backdrop I tried using some of their "metallic dust" in the paint.  I think it does shimmer but I find that it changes the surface texture and dulls the color a bit.  In retrospect, I think I would have chosen a brighter gold paint to try mixing it with.

I am happy with the way it turned out although there are still some family discussions about whether to add details to the buildings.  I kind of like the simple geometric implied shapes... Plus, I don't want to paint in there for awhile {or anymore. ever.}.  Working in this space with the pitched roof is sending me to the chiropractor!