As I type, Craig is getting started on painting the bedroom walls. I chose Behr Ultra Burnished Metal (UL260-17).
Can I tell you how much I love, love, love the new 8 oz sample cans? It's more than enough to paint several large swatches on the wall, and at only $2.94, it's reasonable. If I don't like the color I don't feel like I wasted too much money, like I used to buying a quart at about $10.
In fact, I would often skip the color-testing stage, and have occasionally been less than satisfied with the final room. That totally would have happened this time, too, if I had just had Craig get a couple gallons of the color I originally thought I was going to go with.
These are the samples I painted on my wall. I know that your monitor may not show the true color (I know mine doesn't), so we'll just use this for reference purposes. These are all Behr Ultra: from left to right they are Classic Silver, French Silver, and Burnished Metal. From looking at the paint chips, I was pretty sure I wanted French Silver, which definitely had some blue in it.
These are all in the gray family, but once on the wall, I could see that Classic Silver had too much green in it, and French Silver was darker than I wanted. So I went with the Burnished Metal, as it went to the blue side like the FS, but was lighter. (Am I the only one who can be swayed by the paint name? FWIW, Behr Ultra has good names.)
I found this duvet cover at Overstock.com. It only came in twin, so I bought two and will have to work some magic with the sewing machine to make it fit. Sears has the same design in a comforter set in all the sizes, but I have a down comforter I want to cover.
I think the leafy pattern is a fresh update on a floral, giving it a contemporary feel without the "hard edges" that modern can sometimes have.
It's coming along...some day soon I'll have a relaxing master retreat rather than the mess it is now.