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Going From Darkish to Brilliant and Mild within the Eating Room | Thrifty Decor Chick


Going from darkish and moody to a lightweight a vivid area with paint!

I completely LOVE a darkish and moody room! Our
cozy basement household room
is an ideal instance of how I like to paint drench an area in a darkish paint
colour. 

One in all my upcoming initiatives is to proceed the gorgeous inexperienced colour all through
my workplace to match
the darkish inexperienced bookcases
I constructed. Cozy and deep colours are comforting to me.

However these days I have been drawn to lightening up some areas too!

tongue groove vertical shiplap

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And subsequent on my record was our eating room! 

Our builder known as this a “morning” room, as a result of it is so open to the kitchen
and household room area. It will get lovely pure mild with all the
home windows. 

That is why I used to be certain it would not really feel too closed in with darkish blue accent
partitions:
That stunning blue paint colour is named Our on-line world, and I first used it on
our
tall fire within the household room
close by. I appreciated the thought of continuous that colour into this area. 

However for the previous 12 months or so it is felt heavy to me, and I have been
trying into lighter paint colours to brighten up the room. 

I used to be in search of a lighter impartial colour, however one thing with heat to it.
I thought of some inexperienced colours for a bit: 

evergreen fog with blue walls

However I have already got loads of inexperienced accents all through our principal stage. 

As a substitute, I saved going again to this “heat and welcoming” paint palette I
picked up at Sherwin-Williams: 

warm welcoming paint colors

After months of contemplating the totally different colours, I lastly decided
and went with Pachyderm by SW. 

I had it combined in a satin end and acquired began portray over the darkish
blue. Colby noticed from the ladder, as at all times: 

cat on ladder

After I paint a room I am going on this order: 

  • Clear any mud and dust off trim and/or baseboards, even in case you are
    going to tape them off. You may need a clear floor for the painter’s
    tape to stay to. 
  • Use nail filler and/or caulk to fill any holes within the wall or gaps alongside
    trim. 
  • In case you’re not going to chop in (paint alongside trim and ceiling with out
    tape), use your painter’s tape to tape every little thing off.
    FrogTape
    is my absolute favourite painter’s tape!
  • I reduce in with a brush first, alongside the ceiling and trim. I love to do
    that first as a result of I can cowl any brush marks with the curler
    later. 
  • By the point you are performed chopping in or portray across the trim, you possibly can
    begin rolling the flat surfaces together with your paint curler. I exploit
    these 3/8 inch nap rollers
    for flat (no texture) partitions. 
After I put in the
DIY image body molding
years in the past, the darkish wall colour will need to have hidden a variety of gaps and holes! I
had quite a bit to fill in after portray my first coat: 
painting over caulk

Filling these holes and gaps makes a HUGE distinction! So significantly better. 

It took me about 5 hours over two days, however the distinction was rapid!
It felt SO a lot brighter and SO MUCH extra open once we walked into this
area!: 

warm neutral paint color dining

The colour is so pretty and heat, particularly at night time. It is so
soothing. 

This Pachyderm paint colour could be pretty in bedrooms or loos. 

It appears to be like nice towards the brass accents on this room as effectively. I used to be a
little apprehensive the sunshine console desk would mix in an excessive amount of, but it surely
turned out to be a ravishing combo: 

cane console table dining
small floral wallpapered hallway

And I simply love how the lighter impartial colour appears to be like with the crisp white
trim and cupboards!

For DAYS it was stunning once we walked in right here, the distinction was large.
The lighter colour actually did open up the area: 

Pachyderm paint color in dining room

It additionally offers me extra choices for accent colours. The change was excellent for
the summer time, however will look lovely towards the deep, heat colours of the
fall and holidays. 

long window seat dining room
As I used to be portray the room, I made a decision on my subsequent undertaking in right here. I might love
so as to add slightly extra character to the entrance of
the in-built window seat
window seat with bookcases

Keep tuned for that replace!

This room actually seems like a breath of recent air now:

dining room with large window seat

Do you like wealthy, darker partitions or lighter and brighter rooms? I like each!
What a distinction a few coats of paint will do to an area! 

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