I did something completely out of my comfort zone. I painted my bedroom- the whole bedroom- dark, dark, dark. For quite a while, I had swatches of gray peppering the walls, and it’s been the consensus among our friends to go with the lightest of the colors. But after painting our closet black a few weeks ago, and trying out the different grays on the pretend walls of my virtual room, I was feeling brave. So I nixed all of the paint samples I had, and went even darker than the darkest one with Elephant Skin by Behr. And let me tell you, I have no regrets. I’m adoring its richness & sophistication, and how much my white furniture and accessories “pop” in front of it.
But that’s not all… About halfway through the painting process, I decided I needed to add a thing to the plain, bare wall opposite the bed. I had a bunch of rejected paint samples left over from the swatching, so I taped off an little area, and the rest is
history a future blog post.
Anyway, because I was painting feverishly from dawn ’til dusk, and even missed the new Walking Dead episode (the horror!!), I haven’t exactly been able to take the natural-light-flooding-in-through-the-curtains-in-the-daytime photos of my dreams. But the truth is I can’t wait another second to share my new walls, so you can use your imagination for now, and I will upload better ones by the end of the week. Pinky promise.
So without further Ado:
(remember the Before?)
Well here are the Afters:
P.S. I promise I am not planning to paint my whole house gray.
What are your thoughts on dark walls? Are they sexy and sophisticated? Claustrophobic? Dreary?