So the plan is to go light and bright on the 1st and 3rd floor walls, but in my master bedroom I intend to do a moody peacock blue / teal hue. It’s been funny to see people’s reactions when I tell them my bedroom will be dark. My flooring guy told me it would close in the room. My Nana was concerned about natural light. A few of my friends nodded at me with what-are-you-crazy looks in their eyes, and a few others got really excited about it. Dark colors in the bedroom could be considered risky, I suppose. Occasionally I stare at the light and bright room and wonder if I really need all that color. But I love how warm and rich these rooms feel below. If there is one place to be cozy and dramatic at the same time, why not have it be the bedroom?
So I’ll go from this…
To something more like this… (I love that this bedroom even has the bump in the wall like mine!)
I’ve been studying teal rooms and have come up with the following thoughts on how to do saturated successfully…
Mix in other colors! The room should not be blue overload. Love the contrast of camel here.
Light elements are essential for contrast.
Break up the walls with art.
Embrace the cozy. My space is small, and once its dark I expect it will be more intimate.
Yes, I think that’s a good thing.
The right hue will make your walls sing, so don’t skimp on samples.
PS- my bedroom has been swatched out with Benjamin Moore’s Naples Blue and Deep Ocean. I like both, but I’m leaning toward the greener one. The question is, which is which? According to the label on my paint samples, Naples Blue is the one on the left, but it sure looks more like the one on the right based on the paint chip. Do paint chips lie, or did my paint guys reverse my labels?