I’s almost time for me to start picking paint colors for all of our rooms. Yes, I know drywall isn’t up yet, but it will be soon. And I can’t have a crew of workmen looking at me saying, “c’mon lady, it’s just paint.” Also, I know how long this process takes me (this is probably the first of about a ZILLION posts on paint color). So yea, it’s about time I get serious.
Since the beginning of our renovation I had envisioned our master bedroom an endless vista of white. White washed floors, pure white walls, white trim, white ceiling, white subway tile in the bathroom – all white everything. It wouldn’t be void of color, however. I was going to do some kind of fun pattern tile on the floor in the bathroom, tassel curtains for our FIVE (yay!) windows, a leather chair in the corner, a fiddle fig tree in the other corner, possibly our blue bench from downstairs and of course some fun throw pillows (perhaps in wild floral patterns or dyed indigo), etc. But the point is, I was sold on a white palette to start.
That is until I was scrolling around Yellow Brick Home blog and I fell in LOVE with their bedroom and their deep charcoal walls.
I had this figured out! It was the one room I had fully designed in my head before the first excavator showed up. Gah!
So now I’m questioning everything. White paint? Black paint? Charcoal paint? Navy paint? Some kind of crazy deep green paint? Do I want a light light bedroom or dark bedroom? Am I looking for light and bright or dark and cozy when it comes to my personal space?
Left at a standstill I decided to do some more research and look around my favorite design blogs, interior designer portfolios, Pinterest and other inspiration sources to see what I was drawn to the most. Below are some of my favorites…
And that’s where I am today, completely torn between a light and bright bedroom or a dark and cozy bedroom. Both have things that are great about them. Light rooms are more airy and relaxing, but dark ones are cozy and comforting. Much of my house will be a light gray, so should I change it up in the master? Will the white be too light with 4 full size windows? But with that much natural light, will it wash out the dark paint? Sigh, I just can’t decide.
So I now present you with this age old question: light bedroom or dark bedroom? Anddddd go!