Claudine~ I keep coming back to your lovely blog for ideas and viewing your photos. They are indeed awesome. I am trying to decide what color to paint our master bedroom. We had it professionally ainted last week with Sherwin williams "Enchant - 6555" but it's way too bright for us.
We have cathedral ceiling with white ceiling and trim and our bedroom furniture is a dark wood finish they refer to as "tobacco finish" it's the Paula Deen "Steel Magnolia" bed and matching furniture....we have beige carpets. The master bath is Sherwin Williams "Virtual Taupe -7039"
|Sherwin Williams/Virtual Taupe|
and our Great room, right outside the bedroom is Sherwin Williams "Lemon Chiffon - 6686"
|Sherwin Williams/Lemon Chiffon|
I've looked at Restoration Hardware's "Slate" and "Granite" I've also looked at griege-esque colors and more tan-taupe; but I think that's too close to my master bath color. I would like to find a mid-gray color with a hint of lavender or purple hue for a more contemporary yet sensual relaxing feel. or I would like to make it very polished and elegant. Can you please give me some suggestions? We have
the painters coming back out on the 10th and I need to have a color picked out by then. Thanks, ~Mary
Don't fret. Most of us are overwhelmed when choosing paint color. But here's a rule of thumb when working with most color choices - avoid too much pigment - go for a grayed down or 'dirtied' color
with a subtle undertone in the color you wish to showcase in your room. Walls with too much true pigment tend to look a little juvenile. The grayed down versions are a little more sophisticated and easier on the eye For a truly adult shade of lavender, try these:
|High Society/Sherwin Williams|
|Requisite Gray / Sherwin Williams|
|Twilight Gray / Sherwin Williams|
You said you had white moldings and dark furniture - to bring that polished and sophisticated feel into your room, add a little bling: some reflection - mirrored surfaces or silver will work nicely, and some glass or crystal touches will add a little romance. Good Luck!