It’s been a while since I gave an update on our house progress. Today, we’re venturing into the bedroom for some much needed paint!
Picking the paint color actually proved to be a more difficult process for me than selecting our living/dining/kitchen color. I knew I wanted to go with a shade of blue: but which shade exactly? I didn’t want baby blue, I didn’t want it to be too dark, and I wanted it to complement our existing bedspread. I started with two samples I thought would be pretty (the top two on the right). Turns out that the swatch on the far right, although pretty, was too much like baby blue (Harbor Haze by Benjamin Moore), and the other (center top) was gorgeous, but we thought would be too dark for the entire room. Never fear: I ended up using that hue in my office and in our master bathroom! I love love love it, just not for our bedroom.
So, I returned to the paint store and found one more swatch (on the bottom)…thinking I’d found a winner. Nope. It turned out to be WAY too light. Dang it. At that point, I was getting quite frustrated. Then, one morning my mom swung by the house with a touch up can of paint. My parents had used Sherwin Williams’ Rainwashed in one of their bathrooms and my mom thought it might be the right hue I was seeking for our bedroom. So, I painted a sample on the wall (the far left), and voila! Paint: decided.
Of course, we started with the edging along the baseboards and ceiling. I wanted to show a picture of this to compare the difference in color between what the homeowners before us had on the walls. In my previous house tour photos, the brown paint looked lighter than it actually was in person, but I think you can see the difference pretty well in this picture. Even with just the edging complete, I was already excited and could see how much more the room opened up.
And with the paint complete? Even better.
Rainwashed is such a pretty and tranquil color for our bedroom, and I definitely recommend it. Funny enough: it’s listed as being in the green family on the Sherwin Williams’ website. There are definitely greenish hues in it, but overall I think it reads as a blue! I think the before and after is like night and day – I’m so pleased with how the room turned out! Now…if I could only figure out how to deal with the corner window…
Have you ever had a hard time deciding on a paint color for a room?