Post # 1
Here is a photo of how it looks now… the bedspread is grey and all of the accents are blue. The wood is dark.
This is the only non-photo artwork on the walls:
We had initially planned to paint the room a nice light blue, but we kind of unintentionally made all of our accents light blue (sheets, lamps, the chest at the foot of our bed) so I don’t want it to be so monochromatic. The room is pretty big, with 2 windows and a vaulted ceiling, which got me thinking maybe we could pull off a darker color? I was thinking maybe a pretty teal?
or maybe a plum? (assuming I could talk Darling Husband into it!)
or maybe dark blue is okay because it is a different shade?
But maybe bold/dark is TOO bold/dark? I do want the room to be soothing… but white/cream/tan/grey bore me to tears. I like actual color on my walls. I think doing blue would be too much of the same, and I hate lavender. Maybe a celery green?
Clearly I’m the most indecisive person on earth… I need a home designer. lol. Help??
Post # 3
the blue and grey accents that you already have with go great with the light green (celery) I even plugged your awesome lampshade color in Behr.com as an accent color and it brought up the exact celery color as a main color along with a dark purplish maroon color (similar to your plum, but lighter) But I would still go with the light green. You should check out the Sherwin Williams or Behr sites, you can put room colors together or they can suggest colors for you! Its super awesome batman.
Post # 4
With as big as your room is, and the two large windows I’d totally go bold with the dark teal color!! with the light blue accents it will look stunning!!
Post # 5
@misschickpea: hmmm I’ll have to look into those, thanks!
@Whitanella: thanks! i really want to go bold but I’m scared… lol
Post # 6
I love the plum with the blue, but I am a purple fanatic !
Post # 7
If you aren’t afraid of paint, I’d go for the teal. You can do so much with a bold back drop.
It’s only paint…it’s only a long term commitment if you hate painting. I LOVE painting, so I don’t mind trying something and changing it a year or two later.
Post # 8
@Jeannine @ Small Chic: the only issue is that because it is a vaulted ceiling, we can’t paint it ourselves. We’re going to hire painters this summer to do our bedroom and great room (also vaulted), so its a bit more expensive than normal painting and not something I’m going to want to change every year or two 🙂 Pressure to get it right now!
Post # 9
We have the same color furniture and have a warm yellow. But since that isn’t an option, (I’m biased! haha) I voted for the celery green. I don’t like dark wall color with dark furniture, myself. But if you do, then teal or plum would look beautiful! 🙂
Post # 10
I am partial for the celery color, because we have a similar color in our house. have you tried getting the small paint sample bottles and trying the colors out? I find its really hard to make a decision without actually seeing them in person. Even the little color swatches look totally different than the actual color.
If you want it darker, you can have them mix it like 25% darker or whatever.
Post # 11
I think you would be fine with any wall color, but if I were you I would paint the walls a light gray or even a bluish gray.
Post # 12
How about a dark accent wall so you get your bold punch of color without it being too overwhelming? Painting the room shouldn’t be too bad if you want to save some money or be more open to changing it more often. My bedroom is about 15×18 with a 12 foot vaulted ceilling, and it took me about 8 hours to do by myself. (I havent decided to attack my two story living room with paint yet either since its taller)
Post # 13
I was going to say plum as well! It can totally be masculine too w/ the dark brown wood accents.
Post # 14
A rich jewel-toned teal would look amazing!! I’m debating that or a rich purple for my own bedroom…
Post # 15
@pinkshoes: how did you edge along the top?? We don’t own more than a step ladder and I don’t know that I’d be wanting to climb up there anyways lol.
@Jenn23: argh I didn’t thinka bout dark wood + dark walls…
@AnnieAAA: if thats what I go with… perhaps that is how i can sell it hehe. its not like i want pink after all 🙂
Post # 16
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Dark blue gets my vote, only because it’s classic and will go with everything, should you decide to change your accent colors in a year or two…I feel like the other options are too specific (for me, at least) and I feel like you can never go wrong with blue or grey 🙂 Which brings me to my other option, what about a light grey? That would be beautiful with the light blue you have going on…