Fluffy flakes of snow are gently falling down as I write this. My house feels warm and cozy inside. After packing away Christmas, we painted my country style sitting room this week in Lace Handkerchief by Benjamin Moore. I was craving something different for this small space.
Hopefully you can tell the paint color is warmer shade than the previous white walls. Just enough of a change to add a little depth to the space.
Today is Cozy Living Saturday (the first Saturday of the month) when I join a few of my friends. We each share what makes our home or lives cozy during the month. You’ll find links to their inspiration at the end of this post. For me, the new paint color in my sitting room is helping me feel warm fuzzies during the month of January.
I went round and round about choosing a paint color. Or maybe wallpaper would be the right choice. I thought about leaving the walls light and painting the trim a darker color. But in the end, I didn’t think contrasting trim would help the eye flow from room to room.
The upstairs hallway is painted in Lace Handkerchief and I really love the color. However, I thought it might be too light and initially chose Glacial Till, also by Benjamin Moore. After brushing a few squares of color in the room, I realized Glacial Till would be too dark.
Both of these colors look gray on screen but they’re more of a tan when you get them on the wall.
In addition to the new paint color allowing the eye to flow from one room to the next, it also needed to work with my mantel and interior door color, which is Wrought Iron – also by Benjamin Moore.
The wall space inside the mantel was previously painted a dark gray, but I switched it to Lace Handkerchief for a more cohesive look.
My upper dining room wall is painted Downtown by Benjamin Moore and Lace Handkerchief is listed as one of its complementary colors. You can see how great these two earthy colors look together from one room into the next.
And look at my dieffenbachia in the corner! That plant only had three leaves when I bought it and it almost died last year. Something was chewing the leaves. I took it outside for the summer and it flourished. Now I just need to keep it healthy through the winter.
My hoya is still looking good. They’re a little more temperamental than other plants, but they sure are pretty. I love the acacia wood bowl that cradles it.
A staghorn fern in an artisan pot joins a little green vase and small ceramic house that lights up at night. Plants help to bring nature inside during winter. The little white house is from my Christmas decor. It’s generic enough to be used throughout the year.
I’m happy with the new paint color in my country style sitting room. It’s a subtle change but it does feel warmer and cozier now. And I feel like it brings out the color a bit more in the pastoral painting.
Dexter is watching the snow falling outside. It’s supposed to continue for the rest of the day.
Don’t forget to visit my friends below to see how they stay cozy during the month of January!