I did it. I finally worked up the courage to brush dark paint on some of the walls in my home. And let me just say that I love how paint adds warmth to my family room!
Today is the first Saturday of the month so it means I’m joining a few blogging friends for our Cozy Living series. You can visit their links at the bottom of this post to see how they enjoy cozy appeal in the month of February. I’m enjoying it with a new coat of paint.
My main goal in using a dramatic wall color was to make the Paris train station canvas art stand out. I felt like it was getting lost on the wall and it’s such a statement piece. My family room now wears Mole’s Breath on all four walls. Although the color is from Farrow and Ball, the paint itself is Benjamin Moore.
In addition to adding warmth to the family room with a dark gray paint, I added definition by giving the windows a two-tone treatment. White paint on the window frames and dark, almost black, gray paint on the window inserts. The color is Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore.
I decided to leave the curtains off the windows and just go with soft Roman shades.
A couple weeks ago I had three sample paint colors on the wall in the family room. Mole’s Breath was the darkest color. I almost didn’t choose it because it’s out of my comfort zone.
Truth be told, I’m a little proud of myself for trying something new and going bold. I love the cozy warmth of our family room with its new paint color. I think the Paris train station now pops off the wall the way I hoped it would.
The room has a few new plants, too – like this little fern from Grow Geneva. It’s a new plant store in town that my daughter and I frequent all the time. If you live in the area, be sure to check it out.
The Parlor Palm is also from the shop and it looks cute with some of my vintage brown bottles. Plus I love the way the green leaves look against the dark gray paint.
Another new member of our little plant family is a Bromeliad. It adds a tropical vibe. I now collect plants instead of bottles and white ironstone!
Next on my list for the family room is a new sectional. I’m tired of keeping my white sectional covered all the time in order to keep it clean. I don’t know how long it will take to find the right one, but it’ll be worth it. I enjoy the journey of giving a room a makeover!
Be sure to visit my friends below to see how they’re enjoying cozy living during the month of February!