The walls are finally done and ready to be primed. That means I need to make my final paint choices. I know it seems odd that being the color evangelist that I am that I would opt for such a neutral color palette for this room. But, much like our living room, I am going for a more sophisticated look here and for me, neutrals are the colors that seem to say grown up, elegant, and timeless.
That doesn't mean the space needs to be boring and bland. Not at all. I have rooms of color all over this house and I love how happy they make me feel. In this room, though, I hope that instead of using color to make a statement, I will make an impact with the metallic and mirrored finishes I have chosen, the formal balance in the room and the dramatically oversized furniture. Too much color here would be visual overload. My hope is that the calmer hues I chosen this time around will give a sense of tranquility and peacefulness to our bedroom.
I love Pic Monkey, a free photo editing site, for creating collages. Have you used it? It is such a great way to easily pull colors or furniture images together to get a feel for how they work together. More that once I have looked at my collection of elements and realized that one or more of them really wasn't working with the overall concept. I think I have avoided some costly mistakes by incorporating this simple method of compilation and comparison into my decison making process.
The accent wall that will be directly ahead when you walk into the room and behind the bed and bachelor chests will be Sherwin William's Pewter Tankard. This is a medium grey with a hint of brown. Even though the room has windows on both the eastern and western exposures, the windows are prairie style, meaning they are high and short, and don't let in a lot of light. I would have liked to have seen all the walls in that pewter shade but I think the over all look would have been too dark. Painting the other three walls with Sherwin Williams City Loft will, I think, create a better overall look.
For the ceiling I have chosen Benjamin Moore Silver Cloud. I like that it has just a hint of blue. I am imagining it will be a great color to wake up to. We are adding some accent moldings to the ceiling and I think this bit of color will contrast nicely with the trim color which will be Benjamin Moore Paper White.
Benjamin Moore paper white is also the color I have chosen to coordinate with the tile in the bathroom. There will be very little wall space after the cabinets, mirrors and radiator are put into place but I think this color will give the room a clean and cohesive look. Dare I say that it is beginning to come together?