Saturday, May 23, 2015

Reader Mail: Choosing a Room Color

My parents are letting me repaint my room soon, it is currently bright pink.
EWWW!! It is a large room but my mom wont let me paint it black. Do you have
any suggestions that will make my room a gothic color without it being
BLACK!!!! I cant think of anything, and your help is needed. Thanks

Choosing a room color is an interesting proposition as it sets the tone for the rest of your room. That being said, it's not the most important thing.  In the past I've written an article about designing a Gothic room around an un-Goth wall color, which you might find interesting. But! That being said, you've been given a great gift in being able to repaint your room. So, my top picks for a room color would be:


Red is an extremely pretty room color that comes into trend every now and again for home designs, especially the bedroom. If an all-red room seems overwhelming, consider painting an accent wall red and the other walls a more neutral color.


So, black is out, but what about gray? Grays come in a lot of tones from almost-white to charcoal and lots of undertones, from warm pinky-grays to cool blue-grays. A medium tone gray makes a great plain background that will match with lots of different decor styles.


A gorgeous royal purple is a great color for any kind of elegant gothic room. Deep purples lend themselves well toward Victorian or Romantic designs but are actually quite versatile. Bane of Goth It Yourself has a lot of purple in her home so you can see what it might look like for your space.

But, as I've said, you can make a Goth room out of any paint color. My room is robin's egg blue, for example, and I quite like how it looks. You could make a gorgeous Gothic room with a rich emerald green or a pale lavender or stark white. Don't forget that you can also use vinyl decals, stencils, or other add-ons to your color to give it an look unique to your space. So pick something that plays well with the decor of your room and get painting!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday Wrap-Up #1

Hey everyone! I'm slowly starting to get back into the swing of things here which means I'll be back to posting before you know it. I have a back-log of reader mail and questions to get through, as well as some interesting new collaborations coming up, but I thought I'd start by giving some lip-service to some of the wonderful things I've seen around the web lately.


Digital Throne - The U Project
The lovely Em Weston contacted me to show me this music video for their goth industrial / alternative rock band that's just starting up and I've positively loved it, so I look forward to hearing more from them in the future.

Sanity - Whiskey & Speed
I've been on a weird punk-y sludge metal kick lately. Is that weird? Anyway, Whiskey & Speed have been filling that little hole in my heart lately. Their album The New Dumb Idea is available for name-your-price on Bandcamp here and it's full of raw punky goodness.

Only When I Lose Myself - Depeche Mode
Okay, it's an oldie, but a goodie. Depeche Mode is one of my favorite bands and this song has been on-repeat on my iPod for a while now, so it's worth shoving in all your faces I think.

Fashion and Beauty

Goth Makeup Tutorial for Guys - It's Black Friday
Black Friday is one of my favorite Youtubers at the moment, she's just so charming and funny in her videos, and now she has a tutorial for guy's goth makeup featuring her SO. Neat!

Exercise-Proof Goth Makeup - Bats and Dumbells
I don't wear makeup when I go out for runs (especially now that summer is creeping up on us Maryland folk) but for those of you that do, Bats and Dumbells has a fantastic tutorial for Goth makeup that stays put and won't melt!

I Believe You Call This Fashion? - The Everyday Goth
Yup, boasting about my own selfies, as you do. I bought a pair of wide-legged trousers at a thrift store recently and have been absolutely adoring them, so expect to see them in some outfit posts in the near future.


Skull Icon Patch - Evil Supply Co.
Evil Supply Co. just redesigned their website and it looks fucking fantastic, so as I was browsing a couple of things caught my eye. I'm working on a patch jacket right now (keep an eye out for that post!) and this is on my to-order list, as well as this cute bat patch.

Skull Necklace - Kerry Dyer
Kerry Dyer is a sculptor and puppet maker who just opened this store to sell some of her products and this simple two-skull resin necklace caught my eye. I can't decide if I want the white or the black more!

Bats Beach Towel - Sin in Linen
I've featured the lovely folk from Sin in Linen before on this blog, they're an absolute delight and I think they sell absolutely gorgeous stuff. This towel caught my eye because it's coming up on beach season and my beach bag will be Goth or it will be Bullshit.

What's been going on in your corners of the web?