The master bedroom in the new house was not in bad shape when we bought it. It was just beige. VERY beige. The walls and carpet were beige. And with our beige-ish furniture, it just looked really blah and washed out. See?
(Garrett’s face cracks me up in this picture!)
I really wanted to recreate the way that the dark green wall color from our old house made the furniture POP! So off to Sherwin Williams I went to buy some paint samples. I knew I wanted to incorporate some of the blue-green color from the scarf on the bed and the wall plaque leaning against the nightstand.
Here is what I chose, from left to right:
- SW Foggy Day (Meh.)
- SW Refuge (This one was a big heck no in person.)
- SW Retreat (I liked this one a lot but I wasn’t sure if I was daring enough to use it.)
- SW Connected Gray (Our old bedroom color which really lightened up in this room.)
- SW Clary Sage (See it way over behind the lamp? This has always been one of my favorite SW paint colors. I used it in my new office, where I absolutely love it. But in my bedroom it turned this weird minty fresh Colgate color on my walls. BLECH.)
It never ceases to amaze me how different paint colors can be in different rooms with different lighting. It’s CRAZY how different some of these paints looked in this bedroom than other rooms I’ve used them in the past.
But I digress.
And the winner of the De-beiging project is…
SW RETREAT! It’s the perfect green/gray/blue blend I was going for in this room. Very cozy, and it makes the furniture really POP!
We still have some finishing touches to put on the room, but I had to show off the end results of the painting progress. I am SO happy with it.
It really is a retreat now!