bedroom re-do

navy or black bedrooms

Brendan and I are turning what used to be our guest room into our master bedroom, and that means starting (almost) from scratch! We inherited a king size bed, and found a red and black kilim rug from a thrift store. We’ve got our dressers and bedside tables already, so really we’re just working on curtains, lighting, artwork,¬†mirrors to bounce some light around,¬†pillows, and… PAINT! I tend to be color-shy with wall paint, and thought the room would look best with white or pale blue walls (you can see some of my light-and-airy bedroom inspiration here). But Brendan wanted to go bolder, so we’ve picked a dark blue paint with crisp white trim.

It’s being painted today, and I’m a little scared.

navy bedroom paint

It’s already one of the darker rooms in our house, so I hope the dark color wasn’t a big mistake. Photos coming soon, but until then, these photos are reassuring me that dark will be good and cozy. I love it paired with neutral linens, and that top photo looks great with the black and white artwork and gold bedside lamp.

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  1. says

    I’ve always dreamed of painting our bedroom dark dark blue but could never pull the trigger. I love the way the edge of the door is painted orange in the last photo!

  2. says

    We went dark in our bedroom. We tried our dining room first since it has nice big windows. The color wasn’t quite what we wanted, so we refined it a little before doing our bedroom.

    We used Martha Stewart Living “Seal” in the bedroom is it’s the perfect warm but still neutral dark. I don’t have any finished photos, but here is a quick photo of the room:

    In our dining room we used Benjamin Moore’s “Deep Space”. It’s bluer in person, but still a beautiful color:

    Good luck! Can’t wait to see how your “sleep cave” (as we call it in our house) turns out! Remember, it ALWAYS looks darker on the walls!

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