(Closed) Help me decide how to paint

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: How should we paint the room?
    All blueberry! Who cares if it's dark?! : (37 votes)
    74 %
    One wall in Blueberry, the rest in a light blue : (9 votes)
    18 %
    Two walls in Blueberry, the other 2 in light blue : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’d do all the same. I personally hate accent walls, as most people seem to pick the wrong wall and make the room look closed in.

    I think that some dark colors in a smallish room can make it look smaller, but I’ve done it several times and loved how it looked. I just changed my DR from chocolate brown and my LR from a brownish red, so I’m definitely a fan.

    How many windows in the room and how much lighting will there be? I’d buy a sample size of the color first,paint on a large area and look at it for a few days. It may not look in person like something you can live with.

    Post # 4
    722 posts
    Busy bee

    I only use dark colors in small rooms. Colors which would be over the top in a large room give a small room a jewel box effect. Also, accent walls are a huge pet peeve of mind so I can’t recommend that.  I think the color would be fine, especially with a lot of white in the rrom.

    I have to ask what is a “Greek” theme? Is blue/black/white a popular decorating scheme in Greece?

    Post # 5
    3142 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like all blueberry.  And re: making it look smaller?  When I was living in Vancouver going to college, my apt was a converted storage area.  The living room had no windows.  I did the walls a dark grape purple, with only one small wall that had a built in shelf and closet left white, and it was fine. I just went with it.  It looked small, but it was small, and really didn’t look smaller, imo, but at least it was lively and in a colour I wanted!

    PS: Love the colour!!!


    My college… closet: 😛


    Post # 6
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I say go bold and do the whole room! I am also not a fan of accent walls, especially when the other walls are white. Plus, that color is a really nice jewel tone. I wouldn’t necessarily consider it really dark.

    Post # 7
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    dark colors can actually make small rooms look bigger as long as you get the right furniture. that’s a gorgeous color too!

    Post # 8
    3142 posts
    Sugar bee


    The colour is the same as your shoes!

    Post # 10
    30 posts
    • Wedding: September 2005

    love it! I voted for all walls the same colour. It’s such a bright vibrant colour and I can tell you first hand that it looks great on the walls. We painted our dining room this exact colour and our furniture is similar to that in the picture. My Darling Husband and I are both greek also, we weren’t really thinking of that while picking the paint, but I guess its in our blood to be drawn to the colour.  If you decide to go for it, post some pics.



    Post # 11
    467 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m gonna go against the grain here and say do the accent wall! I just think it’d make the room seem bigger and considering you want dark furniture too I’d be worried it’d just seem so morbid and dark and tiny! But that’s just me. If you wanna do the whole room, do it! 😛

    Post # 12
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would say accent wall (behind the headboard) and use the blue in accent pieces on other walls (it’ll be in the pictures you hang anyways).  I wouldn’t even paint the other walls a lighter blue.  I’d do a bright clean white on the other three or a gray-blue if anything.  A neutral for sure.

    Post # 13
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would say go with all 4 walls.. but only if..

    You have white crown molding, or white wainscotting along the bottom, or both.

    I think all blue walls could look really odd, esp with black furniture.

    What color are the floors?

    I’m just not a fan of this look:

    Post # 15
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    Do it all, that’S a great color and I love the Greek theme! I had a friend in college who lived in a rented blue room and despite being sparsely furnished, it never looked small and was always a nice change from white. Although, I must advise, his landlord painted every room a different bold color and that was overwhelming.

    Post # 16
    30 posts
    • Wedding: September 2005

    @ monalisa670- I guess I’m your long lost Canadian cousin!

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