Hello all! Hope you had a great weekend! We took a little road trip to the Chicago area for a couple drum corp shows (for hubby), Legoland (for the kiddo) and IKEA (for me). It was a fun, quick trip!
So now that the powder room is done I’m moving on to a room I’ve been itching to change up for a while – our master bedroom. I made some changes earlier this year using things I already had, and the room got a few other changes a couple years ago.
We have a new addition coming to the room that kind of spurred a new redo on but I’ve been wanting to change some things up for a while – No. 1 on my list is getting rid of the striped wall behind our bed. It’s given me the itches for a few years now.
But my biggest dilemma before I can really get moving is the wall color – I’m torn between the allure of a deep, dark wall color and the light and bright look. I STILL can’t decide. Every time I think I have I see a new picture and it takes me back to the dark side. Or light. Or dark.
You get the idea.
I’m drawn to the moody, comfy feeling of a dark room:
Did you notice the trim is painted the same color as the walls? What do you think of that?
Although if I went dark I would keep the headboard light like Dear Lillie’s room:
The light bedding brightens up the room and gives great contrast – I’m a lover of contrast you know.
I actually have a sample of a deep navy color like Carmel’s room:
Mine has a little more of an aqua tint to it, if that makes any sense – like a peacock blue. Can I just say how much I LOVE that mirror above her bed too??
In general I think it’s easier to pull in colors with a lighter room, but I love how color was used in this room, even with the dark walls:
I do love the pop of pink with the dark chocolate walls in this bedroom:
Just not sure the hubby would go for that. ;)
Here’s a great example of how a darker color completely changes the look of a room:
There’s plenty of other changes too, but isn’t funny how much bigger it looks in a dark color? You always think it will be the opposite but that’s not always the case.
But here’s the thing – I’m finding I’m loving the power of a neutral wall color. It’s soothing, yes, but it also allows you more options when it comes to decorating with color:
My friend Layla’s old master bedroom is one of my favorites:
I think it’s evident by my photos (and recent projects) that I’m loving the wall planks:
I just adore that room – I think every room can take some black pieces and this looks amazing with the white walls and green accents. Love!
And no, I’m not planking our bedroom walls – I need a break from the painting for awhile. ;)
Of course it doesn’t have to be white on the walls – I don’t think I could do an all white room anyway. This greige-ish space is just beautiful:
I love this blue color too – and it proves that a lighter color can still offer plenty of contrast against white trim:
I also love that there are plenty of darker accents in there (rug, chairs, ottomans) that offer some depth without making the room really heavy.
Overall I just love the idea of a calming, serene space:
But the thing is, our current wall color is darker (Tornado Watch at Lowe’s) and it feels super cozy too:
A dark room feels like a hug to me, a lighter one feels like a big breath of fresh air.
A few months ago I was getting ready to slap a deep color on the walls, now I’m leaning big time toward a light color. I think I’m ready for a change!
What is your favorite for a bedroom – dark or light? Do/did you struggle with your wall color like me or did you know exactly what you wanted? Do tell!
P.S. I also painted the Bub’s room a dark blue but kept it light with lots of white trim – you can see it here.