The next room on the new blue paint train is the dining room.
The dining room was a moss green color before we painted. It wasn’t a terrible color, just very… green. Here it is before the paint.
Somewhere deep in my memory could hear my college interior design professor saying “Only use appetizing colors in a place where people will be eating”. Green is the color of quite a few unappetizing things so I knew I wanted something different in the dining room. Remember in the late 90’s when everyone painted their dining rooms deep red because red is supposed to be an appetizing color?
And then obesity rates skyrockted in the US?
Coincidence? I think not. hehehe
I’m thinking that maybe being surrounded by all this calm blue in the 2010’s will help us all lose weight. Now that’s a trend I could get behind! With that logic, though, I’d actually have be all formal and actually sit down to eat in the dining room for each meal instead of grazing my way through the pantry at night.
Maybe my idea needs a little bit of work.
At first I considered going with Sherwin Williams North Star, but when the painters got the first coat up it wasn’t jiving with me at all. I was right to be worried that it would look like a baby nursery. It really did.
Then I considered SW Seasalt for a minute, but since I was pretty freaked out about the Sailcloth color being SO light in the living room and foyer I decided to have them repaint it again a darker color.
And it was perfect.
The paint looks completely different than it does on that column, but I can promise you that it’s the exact same stuff. Another chameleon paint color.
Here is a pretty good representation of the actual color in the room. It’s kind of a slate/ steel/ cartoon elephant blue / gray color.
Here is the paint can in case anyone wants to try to get it matched up.
It is VERY similar to SW Foggy Day if you want something really close.
It looks great with the existing rug I had in that room. I think it pulls a lot more blue out of it than the green that was there before.
Besides the paint, not much else has changed in the room. My dough bowl is still decorating the center of my table. I love this dough bowl.
My Grandma’s china cabinet is still over in the corner begging me for a coat of paint. I’ve seen so many similar pieces on pinterest these days with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint on them. Hmmmm…
In the meantime to dress it up I added this cute little hand made ornament that is the shape of Alabama. I got it at the Alabama Goods store in Homewood.
You might have noticed that my beautiful black china cabinet did get a little updating, but I’ll show you that in another post. 😉
I like my black and brown accents together. I know it’s supposed to be a no-no but I think it looks just fine. This little table came from Bombay and Company. I’m still sad about that store closing.
I love all my Willow House stuff, too, obviously since it’s all over my house.
I am pretty doggone pleased with the way it turned out in this room. Now if I can just convince myself that blue paint will help me lose weight I’d have to change my blog name to Skinny Boppy in no time.