Project 1: Bedroom Paint Options
We’re going to have one weekend before the move in which we’ll be able to get to the house and paint a few rooms. I think the last time I painted a room was…never, so I’d planned on us just doing 2 rooms to start: our bedroom and the office. The other reason is that we have barely any furniture that we’re going to use in main rooms (due to our present tiny living space, a lot of our current stuff is Ikea miniature type things like a really really small sofa) and the furniture that we will have are pieces that will go in the bedroom and office, so why not get them out of the way first? Plus, you need a cozy bedroom. So, we’ll start with that first.
Here is the current state of the bedroom (if you could see all the pics we took while looking at houses, you’d see an awful lot of me looking into closets. I have a lot of shoes):
The room is a good size, which I’m psyched about (though the closet space is minimal), but the paint. The paint hurts my eyes. I’m just not a seafoam kind of girl. I think that’s seafoam anyway. What I’d really like, is a cozy oaisis/retreat vibe using a blue that will look good with dark brown/chocolate furnishings. I’m looking at something like this for the bed frame/headboard:
Part of me wants a smoky/greyish blue and another part wants to just go all out with a deep blue since the room is big enough to take it. Domino magazine actually had a blue that I loved on page 35 in the February issue, but I don’t think it’s online. They did identify the paint, but it’s by some LA-based company and I’d have to order it to be shipped etc. and I’d much rather be able to get a sample pot to try from Benjamin Moore or something. I did like this color from Benjamin Moore:
I’m certainly open to (and need) suggestions. I’d also love any paint store recommendations. I did go to the Janovic on 3rd Ave (UES) here in the city, but it wasn’t the most helpful experience. Maybe they were having an off day.
I’m not crazy about the carpet in the bedroom either, but that will need to wait.