It’s been a few weeks since I told you about my plans to re-paint my red room…
…so I’m super excited to announce that the deed is done! Red has left the building. Well, sort of. I kept the red chairs and I’m really loving how they look in the space.
In my Turquoise and Red post, I shared several inspiration photos of this terrific color combo — one of my faves. But, I think my room turned out even better than I expected. I still have a few more things to do…I’m waiting on a pair of prints that are being framed, and I’m hunting for new accessories…but I wanted to give you a glimpse into what I’ve done so far.
As you may recall, I wanted the walls to match the color of a Tiffany box, but I ended up changing course just a bit.
My original color choice was Mexicali Turquoise by Benjamin Moore. I tested it out on two walls (I test big) and absolutely loved it. But my husband…not so much. It was “too bright” (his words). *heavy sigh* (me). So, after looking at several more Ben Moore blues I decided on Spectra Blue — a little softer and slightly muted.
We are very happy with how the room is shaping up, and just in time for the holidays! Spectra Blue is quite possibly one of the most beautiful colors I’ve ever used.
The tone changes throughout the day, as the sun travels from the front of my house to the back. It’s not exactly Tiffany blue, but it’s a very refreshing color that mimics the sky and sea.
My tips for painting:
Test the color first and look at it for a day or so under different lighting conditions. Be patient and don’t hesitate to paint over a color that doesn’t work. And if you’re just stuck with choosing colors, call a professional. Color consultants can save you time, money and frustration…take it from me!