Friday, April 18, 2014

Well I finally committed to some color

After more than 2 years of considering what to do with this living room I have finally committed to paint and just paint. I want all the halls as well as the kitchen and family room to stay light and neutral but I thought it would be fun to add a little more color to the living room and dining rooms. I was considering dark grey for a long time.I even thought maybe the same shade of the dining room would be the perfect choice for the living room that also sits at the front of the house but then I headed back to Home Depot for more paint chips...
I went with Gaberdine by Martha Stewart, it is one shade darker than my dining room a deep navy blue with a hint of peacock. I wanted a dark shade to make it more cozy as it  used mostly at night. 
I still need to add crown moulding and of course wood floors eventually. 

The dining room, as you can see it still needs some work. This color is school house slate by Martha Stewart.

 These photos were all taken at the same time but this photo shows and much different shade. This room gets a lot of light so it doesn't feel dark if it didn't get so much light I might have gone with a lighter shade. The other photos show more of the true color.
 I am just glad to have some color in another room. I think I am inspired to paint the bedroom next. I was hoping that the dark color would help the tv cabinet blend in better and in these pictures it nearly disappears.
                                               Its ready just in time for some company.

Before
There you go so what do you think of my color choice? Give it to me...

8 comments:

Sara said...

I love it!! You have such a good eye. I think it is a good balance with the rest of your house too

Pine Tree Home said...

I think it looks great and is very cozy for lounging around.

a beach house in Montana said...

OMG!! i just love it! ive had the simular color in my living room for the past 4 yrs on the main very tall wall !! really I love it you did a beautiful job!xoxo sherri

Jill Eldring said...

Love it, love the color! We went outside of our comfort zone and went with some darker colors as well but they do make the space cozy! LOVE the light fixture.

Cynthia said...

I really dislike it! You can do soooo much better! But hey, if you like it, that's all that matters, right!? I did however like the light, kinda cool.

Cindy

Jake said...

When you decide to jump...You don't hold back. ;) I absolutely love it! It suits the rooms so well too.

JaG

The Gray Barn said...

I love it! You have such an eye for detail and those special touches in a space. I am not brave with color at all. I cannot believe how much the color adds to this space, it really is very warm, welcoming and homey. Thanks for sharing, inspires me to step out of my color comfort zone. Jeni

Sandy said...

Hey Chris! I've never commented before but I check out your blog from time to time. I must like Gabardine, my paint door is painted the same colour!