Post # 1
DH and I are in the process of giving our house a makeover. I’ve been looking at designs for our bedroom and I came across a bedroom that I absolutely love!
I have some doubts and thought maybe some people here could offer their opinion. Our room is set up in a similar way, however our room is not as big. But we have a big window on the same wall, the bed is in the same place, etc.
From the picture, you can’t tell if the three walls are done in the grey, or just two. But I’m wondering, if I were to do three walls in the dark grey, and a lighter colour along the wall at the back (like the picture) do you think the room would be too dark?
Post # 3
@MrsGatito: First, oh my gosh, I love the room in the photo! Can I have that please? 🙂 Second, I don’t think that 3 walls in the grey will be too dark but I almost worry if the 3:1 might make the room look off-balance. But I’m certainly not a pro at this stuff!
Post # 4
If the room is smaller I’d probably do a lighter color on 3 and have the dark wall be the accent.
Post # 5
Thank you both for your response! I guess I was thinking it was kind of the opposite of what you usually see.. three walls in a light colour and one dark wall. I had considered that idea for the room though.
If I did two walls in the dark grey and two walls in the lighter colour, do you think that would look strange? I like the way this picture looks with the far wall with the window dark, as well as the wall opposite the bed.
I just read the comments on the picture and the only wall that’s light is the back wall. The rest are the dark colour.
Our room isn’t MUCH smaller than this one. The wall across the bed probably starts where the end of the dresser is.
Post # 6
@MrsGatito: I think it’s worth a shot! You’re right that the 2:2 might be a bit odd as well. I say, try the 3:1 and take photos! 🙂 I want to see – my husband and I have been talking about updating paint colors in our house for months now.
Post # 7
@pengoala: We’ve been talking about it for awhile too. Just recently finished off a bathroom, so it’s starting to feel like we’re getting somewhere.
I will post pictures once we’re done! I’ve been looking at bedroom photos for weeks. DH hasn’t and keeps saying that he will. I’m hoping we’ll have something decided by the end of the month for sure, and get to work next month!
Post # 8
@MrsGatito: Men…haha. It takes a while for them. 😉 Can’t wait to see it!
Post # 9
@MrsGatito: Not at all! I think it would look great! I loooove that bedroom. I want it 🙂
Post # 10
I’ve never seen a light accent wall, they always seem to be dark. That being said, I like the idea of light paint around the window because it will really brighten the room up. Go for it! And post pictures when you’re done 🙂 That’s a gorgeous inspiration photo! So serene 🙂
Post # 11
If you’re worried about it being too dark (which is definitely possible in a smaller room), use the light color on the three walls and the dark color as the accent. It’ll still give you the pop and interest you’re going for, but it won’t feel closed in.
Post # 12
our bedroom is painted a dark teal but honestly I do not mind it being dark. It’s a bedroom so we are in there to sleep and relax. The dark color is restful and cozy. And as long as you have healthy doses of light colored things in the room, it will balance. For instance, the room pictured has a very large white ceiling (as does ours). That helps a lot. As does light colored bedding. All of our bedding is white and we have large black and white prints with white mats on the walls plus a large mirror to keep it from being too dark. Anyway, the point I am trying to make is that even with four walls being a dark color, it doesn’t mean that it will be too dark.