Thursday, January 19, 2012

paint inspiration: dark blue + brass

A few weeks ago I blogged about color ideas for our dining area. I noticed that Hokr painting had a pretty good crowdcut deal this week. I called and scheduled an estimate for next week! We plan to have the living/dining area and possibly the stairway + upstairs landing painted.

We want to add color to the fireplace/sculpture wall. I'm leaning toward a dark blue. I was inspired by these brass + dark blue combinations. It should keep our beige brick fireplace from looking yellow and it would compliment our aquamarine lamp and desk.
left to right. benjamin moore downpour blue via pinterest via the marion house book. behr nightshade #740F-7 via pinterest via AT jen and nate's house tour. benjamin moore hale navy via pinterest via design sponge
Meanwhile those archiver squares I mentioned monday are helping us define the right color.









Our floorplan is small (about 600sq ft per floor) so we're planning a light, neutral tone for the other walls. I'm over beige. Any suggestions for a warm grey? Or off-white? We tested benjamin moore abalone in our dining area but it wasn't quite right. I do like the SW popular grey in our bedroom.

[ps] ...we still plan to do something fun for our dining area wall. My favorite idea this week is creating a design with metallic contact paper (idea via Lay baby Lay). If you have any paint color advice we'd love to hear it!

8 comments:

  1. Love the deep blues with the brass! Is there a blue/ gray for the other walls?

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  2. we could do an off-white? thats where i'm stuck. Maybe we can render some ideas this weekend. and gather paint swatches..

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  3. This is going to look amazing. Are you considering using a semi-gloss? I ask because I'm kind of obsessed with this photo right now. http://pinterest.com/pin/74379831315454270/

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  4. we usually use a matte (hides imperfections in the wall) but i DO love that photo! do you have any ideas for a neutral accent color?

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  5. How about a very light blue/ grey on the other walls? It would warm up the walls.

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  6. I like this color palate: http://pinterest.com/pin/280067670546853892/ the aqua is our lamp and desk. orange could be the brass. and the other colors for paint. i got a set of paint swatches but i'm not happy with them. need to go back!

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  7. Decorator white is a grey-toned white, but maybe that's too neutral.

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  8. What color did you end up painting your room?

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