Here we go again! A couple weeks ago we painted the family room a dark gray color, which of course led to a need for a new dining room color. Isn’t that the way it goes at home? One change in one room leads to another change in another room.
The upper walls previously wore White Dove, also by Benjamin Moore. Although I love this creamy white color, I felt like the room needed more definition. Especially after adding the board and batten.
The dining room color gives more dimension to this space and adds a bit of much-needed drama.
The feather prints above the buffet look prettier (in my opinion, anyway) on the new dining room color. So why did I choose Downtown as the new color for my walls?
You might remember that I selected Mole’s Breath for our family room just a few weeks ago. Although the color is by Farrow and Ball, the Benjamin Moore paint store (which no longer carries F&B) were able to match it.
Farrow and Ball has a color called Mouse’s Back which I thought would be perfect in the dining room since it’s adjacent to the family room. I like when your eye flows from one room to the next and color can make this happen.
Mole’s Breath. Mouse’s Back. Two animals, two complementing colors. Makes sense to me! Rather than have the color matched by the store experts, I chose the Benjamin Moore equivalent to Mouse’s Back which is Downtown. And yes, I’m one of those weird people who lets the name of a paint color influence her decision.
The entryway is part of our dining room so this area also wears Downtown on the upper walls, with Ultra White on the bottom section.
Downtown is in the gray category of paint colors, but it has green undertones which is exactly what I wanted for the dining room. Once I made the decision to change the dining room color, I also chose to paint the sideboard Charleston Gray (BM). It used to be white and kind of got lost next to the white wall.
A year ago I thought I’d paint every room off-white. But after the switch to the dark gray Mole’s Breath in the family room, that all changed! My goal now is to create a welcoming, earthy vibe throughout our home.
You might’ve noticed a few new plants in the dining room too. I’ll share more about that in an upcoming post because yes, it’s a thing (aka fetish).