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Getting Bluer, Going Darker

Dark Blue Living Room | Deuce Cities Henhouse
Hey bros! I just wanted to do a quick pop in to share my newly painted living room. I know, you might not be able to really tell that it’s that different via my pics on the internet, but take my word for it, it is! I like it so much better. The before color (Dragonfly by BM) was great and I loved how dark and moody it was, but on a sunny day it would feel pretty saturated and very teal and that felt loud and obnoxious to me. I wanted it to be more muted and a little bit darker, so that even on a sunny day it would seem like a cozy den. This is all part of my 2016 refresh that I’ve been doing on the main floor of the house. Not much had beed touched since 2012 and I felt like it needed to be tweaked just a bit. You might remember that I also painted the dining room black a few weeks back, and updated the front entry this summer. I’m just waiting on two new chairs and a rug for under the dining room table and the refresh will be complete. I’m hopeful that it will all come together, but I guess we’ll just wait in see, I’ll admit I’m a bit nervous about the blush chairs I ordered from Target, but sometimes you just gotta go with it.

I had a hard time finding the absolute right color for the living room walls. After pouring over my paint fan decks, I found my two favorite dark blue greens from Clark + Kennsington. The greener of the two, Futuristic Cityspace was just a bit too green but really good and dark, the other Balmy Night was just a little too blue. What’s a girl supposed to do? I bought two gallons of paint, and an empty one gallon paint bucket. I combined those suckers 50/50 and invented the perfect color.

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  • Marlys November 4, 2016

    I love the new color! Could you please tell me where you bought your pillow on the right? It’s gorgeous!

    • Scoops November 4, 2016

      Thanks! I really am happy with how it turned out. The pillow on the far right was made by me, I hand painted some fabric and then assembled it in a color blocking sort-of-a-way with black and light pink fabric. If you were referring to the other pillow next to that, it is from West Elm and can be found here Thanks!

  • Saw this on Insta and I love it! Having a love affair with dark, moody greens right now. It looks beautiful with the wood trim!

    • Scoops November 5, 2016

      I so love that its a “thing” right now, I love to see it in my pinterest feed.

  • Judi November 5, 2016

    That looks AMAZING! Congrats. I once did the same thing, sorta – I was trying to match Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue in BM and just couldn’t get there, so I combined Dark Harbor and Soot. This is much closer to the color I was envisioning, though, so I may have to get a couple gallons of Clark and Kensington myself… There’s a wall upstairs that could use some dark…

    • Scoops November 5, 2016

      Oooh, I love Hauge Blue. I also attempted to have it matched once, it was close, but not quite there. There is so much dimension to F&B colors, but it is sooo expensive.

  • libby November 5, 2016

    I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to do with our guest room.

    • Scoops November 5, 2016

      Do it! I’d love to see this color in a bedroom, so cozy.

  • Andrew January 12, 2017

    Where is your blue living room rug from? Thanks!

  • Kara January 28, 2021

    Do you have dark colors throughout your home? It looks like the adjoining dining room is also the same color. My kitchen/dining is currently Hale Navy (BM) and I’m trying to figure out what to do with adjoining living room.

  • Terri Almo April 12, 2021

    When trying to find a match with F&B’s Hague Blue in a BM paint the closest you’ll find is Dark Night. A woman I read about got it tested & Dark Night from Benjamin Moore was the best.

  • Emily October 24, 2021

    What’s a girl to do? Can’t seem to find Futuristic Cityspace. Help! Any idea if they changed the name?

  • Amber August 9, 2022

    Where is the Chevron pattern rug from?

  • Regan December 1, 2023

    I I would love to know where you got the tree pictures to the left of your couch.

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