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.