Do you like this ceiling light, or
do you think it needs a little color, like this?
I went dark on my living room walls, several years ago. We had all the ceilings painted, and though we didn’t pick ‘ceiling white’ our ceilings were still pretty light-
The ceiling here is wet, but you get the idea. The ceiling color bugged me. I think it was because it was just a big plain nothing. No pretty light fixture hanging, no medallion…. the trim just blah…. but can’t change those things.
Because of the water damage, and the drywall repair, the room needs to be repainted. I still want to go dark on the walls, though I’m considering tweaking the color a bit (my original color was a ‘sh… brindle brown’ - remember that great term of my hubster’s?!!) Wondered about BM 1554 Dash of Pepper. I have it taped to the wall -
and here its next to the rug and the sofa fabric. That fabric photographs bright -its not that shimmery in person-
Here I have it next to the window treatment. Dash of Pepper looks really green here -
I have to decide on the colors. This room is a step down, from the f0yer, so the walls are approx 9 1/2 tall… The painter will be here next week. Then, everything will be moved out of this room and loaded into a storage truck -
not just this room, but the dining room, the foyer, the library, the great room … even the toilet from the powder room …. all of it will get boxed up and packed away, so the floor company can do this -
What a mess, eh? In case you’re wondering, the Red Mahogany color matched the best – its a little lighter then the floors, and feels weird (old floors are smooth) but the floor guys swears the floors will eventually age a little darker (except in front of windows) and will eventually start to feel smoother…. In the photo the Sedonna Red looks the best match, but in person it is very red.
So, back to dark walls. I LOVE dark walls -
And then the ceiling…. Not this, even though this is a pretty cool room -
What a yummy room… the walls look plaster black, the trim/detail looks metallic silver… .LOVE the rug….. the ceiling is light but looks like something more than paint….
This ceiling is darker – looks like silver leaf. Would LOVE that, even contemplated doing that, but I don’t think it’s the right choice. I would like it on a smaller, cozier ceiling, that is surrounded by lovely trim -
I really like this allover dark -
Darker ceiling with darker walls - i like that … but my room isn’t that detailed -
So – if I go dark on the walls, what do you think I should do with that ceiling?