Although I love the versatility and “blank canvas” appeal of white walls, I have a special fondness for boldly painted walls. They can be art for your rooms without needing very much by way of accessories.
Our old house with its high ceilings, huge windows, gorgeous crown mouldings and hardwood floors absolutely demanded a bolder colour palette. The dining room was navy blue (Van Deusen Blue by Benjamin Moore) and the study was mustard yellow (York Harbour Yellow by Benjamin Moore), but my favourite room of all time was our black bedroom. It was LUSH, you guys. I chose Benjamin Moore’s Onyx in a matte finish. It looked luxurious and it felt so indulgent. We had two large windows on one wall that let in lots of natural light. The furniture was simple- just an espresso bed frame with crisp taupe bedding, a faux fur throw in shades of brown and black, and two gold nightstands topped with white marble. A pair of white and gold task lamps provided ambient lighting, and a traditional brown and black Persian rug laid over the hardwood floors finished the look. In memoriam of that fabulous space, today I’m sharing twelve (12!) boldly painted rooms in out of the ordinary hues.
Personally, I lean heavily towards black or charcoal grey walls. What about you? Do you have a colourful home or do you favour neutrals?
Until next time,