We Painted Our Bedroom Blue And Here’s How I Feel About It…

This room shouldn’t be designed but. I put it on the again burner as a result of truthfully it was ok and I like actually easy bedrooms. We had a mattress, our previous nightstands, lamps that we’ve had endlessly, and an enormous new mirror. However no, it didn’t really feel completed and never a room {that a} designer had touched. So we wanted to maneuver ahead with it. After staring on the paint swatches for actually months, I lastly made the choice on what I felt was the proper heat, moody, glad, mid-tone powder blue.

I had two foremost conflicting fears – 1. That it could really feel too grey (an enormous no no up right here) and a pair of. that it could be overwhelming and be a shade that was too blue. And y’all you actually don’t understand how something goes to “really feel” till it’s on all 4 partitions – you simply don’t. You are able to do all you need in Photoshop and put paint stickers on all 4 partitions and stare at them at completely different occasions of the day, and you’ll have numerous expertise portray colours – however you merely don’t know the way it’s going to “really feel” once you stroll in till it’s on these 4 (on this case 5) partitions!

So once I made the choice I used to be at 80% positive (my new metric I attempt to get to earlier than making an enormous design resolution). However that’s nonetheless 20% not sure. I gathered so many opinions – my crew, Brian, mates, everybody. I felt about as assured as I believe I may have. All of us agreed that SW 9139 Debonair was the appropriate shade. We might do all of the partitions and trim (flat on the partitions/ceiling, satin on the trim). It took a day and a half. We slept within the visitor room. Straightforward Peezy.

After the primary coat, I walked in and was SO EXCITED. I LOVED the colour, vibe – the entire thing gave me a lot hope.

So How Do I Really feel Now?

Chair | Ottoman | Rug (unavailable) | Artwork | Mattress | Cover Cowl | Nightstand | Lamp | Bench | Wall Colour | Sconce | Change Plates

I don’t know!!! Brian loves it. Kaitlin loves it. At occasions of the day, I adore it. However different occasions and in sure areas it feels too blue, an excessive amount of. So we did this replace shoot (which is genuinely so useful) to indicate you and truthfully to assist me see it extra objectively. The colour itself may be very lovely, however is it proper? Ought to I’ve left the ceiling white? Is it the unsuitable vibe/too darkish for a spacious room stuffed with a lot pure mild?

Mirror | Sconce (unavailable)

Once we painted the household/TV room the darkish SW 6223 Nonetheless Water, it felt an immediate “so significantly better” however I used to be nervous for a couple of hours. It took bringing again within the sectional and the rug to be like, “Oh sure, that is it” and now I’m 100% in love with it. However when the recessed lights are on I don’t prefer it as a lot as a result of the pigment of the paint pops and it reads as a very vibrant darkish teal – which is ok as a result of this room is supposed to be loved with lamp mild. So if I had been to advocate it to somebody I’d say it’s so nice for a room like ours, with little or no pure mild and meant to be very darkish and moody.

So I suppose what I’m saying is that A. Not all shade selections are an instantaneous “sure,” some colours want the context of the opposite design components to make the colour make sense. And B. Even when that is the proper shade, maybe it’s not the proper shade for this scale/measurement of the room.

My greatest pet peeve of all of it is how outstanding the recessed lights are. No thanks. I’m undecided what to do about it however they will’t keep like that. It’s all I can see.

So my choices are:

  1. Store for brass or black canned lights and swap them out.
  2. Paint the ceiling mild or white.
  3. We’ve joked that we’re going to put the paint stickers over them and simply faux that they aren’t there – that is clearly a really unhealthy thought, nevertheless it positive is simple!
  4. Paint the sq. half however depart the spherical mild inside white. This isn’t advisable in any means, however it’s a not very best choice we’ve thrown on the market.

I’m questioning if I ought to change the trim shade – make it lighter or darker? Ought to I paint again the ceiling?

What Am I Going To Do?

For now, I’m undoubtedly going to maintain working with it and see if we will get to some extent of it being proper. It’s not overwhelming but when I had a transparent thought of how I’d change it, I’d do it. Nevertheless it may be that I simply must get used to it and that it wants extra highly effective furnishings to distinction towards it. I went from a boring white field to this. Possibly I went too far too quick? I don’t know. I’ve ordered a brand new mattress, in camel velvet (this one) and I’m excited to see how it’s. The mattress we’ve right here is from Maiden Residence and is so easy and fairly, nevertheless it’s too huge and covers the sunshine switches, and is simply too low for the room (the mattress, not the again). I additionally want I had chosen extra of a press release mattress (I used to be in Scandi mountain home mode once I ordered it) So I remorse to say that this will probably be heading to a different nice residence quickly (possibly the river home visitor room!). The piece of artwork is from the OG Portland venture, by MaryAnn Puls, the nightstands are from Made Items, the desk lamps are from Rejuvenation (that I’m doubtless protecting however with a special shade), and that extremely cozy chair and ottoman are from Crate and Barrel. I LOVE how the chair contrasts with the wall – so I’m leaning into these tones. Re the bedding – I simply purchased this cover cowl from Parachute and I really like the colour, however I’m open to exploring different tones, too. It’s all up within the air and I’m actually actually glad we painted and might transfer with a design route. I’d genuinely love your ideas, although. Not a “do you adore it or hate it” however extra, what would you do in right here? Do you see a transparent reply? Or do you, like most individuals round me, suppose that it’s so superior and suppose that I’m not used to having such a saturated shade in my bed room??

Let’s chat! xx

Wooden Flooring: Oregon White Oak by Zena Flooring
Home windows: White Oak, Aspen Casement by Sierra Pacific Home windows

Roman Shades: Decorview
Hearth: Slimline 7X with Tranquil Greige Refractory Brick by Warmth & Glo

Blue Wall Colour: Debonair by Sherwin-Williams
Present Hearth Colour: Smoky Blue by Sherwin-Williams
Skylights: Skylights with Room Darkening Shades by Velux Skylight

Lights and Change Plates: Rejuvenation

*Images by Kaitlin Inexperienced

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