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I'm Loving It - Dark Blue Walls

Recently I've become obsessed with the idea of painting one of the walls in our house dark blue. Specifically one of the walls in our home office. Check out how amazing a dark wall can look:

Both images from Lonny Mag.

And here are a couple of dark walls by two of my favourite bloggers. First up, Holly from Nothing but Bonfires who painted her cream hallway espresso brown:

I definitely prefer the new paint colour - what do you think?

And here's a dark wall in the guest bedroom from The Brick House:

I think it looks spectacular.

So I think I'm going to go for it. Watch this space...

Do you have dark paint on any of the walls in your casa? Or are you strictly a light & airy person?

Back tomorrow with a recipe for Lobster Thermidor -  à bientôt!

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Yes! Our lav (of all the rooms, right?) has always been a rich glossy dark green. In NYC our very small study was also that color. With white woodwork it's truly spectacular! go for it.... Someday I'll post pictures of my dark green, plus red in my front hall and corner study.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraneyefordetail

I'm definitely not a minimalist. I love rich colors and do find this gray blue inviting. Quite frankly, I'm getting bored of seeing the same plain aesthetic get so much press.

I just wrote about my knitting adventures and had a great idea while doing it with my friend. Have you ever thought about using yarn balls in your decor? They would look smashing in vibrant hues in a big, antique basket in front of the hearth, no?

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLydia, Clueless Crafter

Yeah, I love the darker walls. I think dark blue in a study would be very calming. I have a colour very similar to the hallway pic that i'm intending to use in our back room. I just, er, haven't got around to painting it yet. (The paints been under my sink for about six months. Soon, soon...)

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline, No

I just used a nifty online paint visualiser to do a mock-up of how the wall in my home office would look painted dark blue - it looks awesome. Weekend project, anyone?

January 22, 2010 | Registered CommenterSimply The Nest

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