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We all know by now dark paint is having a moment, and I’m here for it. While I do like a light and bright kitchen and living area, moody bedrooms, bathrooms and even dining rooms are my jam. Last winter I added custom shiplap in our bedroom and painted it Benjamin Moore Millstone Grey. I do love the color, it just isn’t dark enough for me. We have south and west facing windows so we get a lot of sun. I’m thinking I need to go real dark to get the look I’m going for.
This morning I went to the paint store and grabbed some samples so I can put them on poster board and move them around our room. For now, here is a closer look at a few of the colors I’m considering.
Of course most of these I couldn’t find any photos of real life examples, but I did manage to find a few. I always like to search Pinterest and even Instagram to try to get an idea how a color will look in a bigger space. Just remember colors will change depending on the direction the room faces, the color of the floors and other objects in the room, and even the way the photo was edited. Always use samples in your own space and look at them in all kinds of lighting. Most of the colors I’m choosing between read green in the morning and brown in the afternoon in our bedroom.
I’m trying to decide between the three colors above for our room, but we do have some other moody colors that I love.
I still consider our current bedroom color, Benjamin Moore Millstone Gray, to be moody, just not moody enough.
Our powder bath is Sherwin Williams Iron Ore and was the first dark room we did. It basically reads black in here since its a north facing room, but it’s actually a really pretty charcoal color. Secretly wish we went a hair lighter in here.
In Ben’s room we did Miller Paint in the color Haven. Miller is a PNW company that makes paint in the Pacific Northwest for the Pacific Northwest. Their colors are inspired by where we live and are absolutely beautiful.
So that rounds out the moody vibes we currently have going on in our home. Follow along in IG stories to find out which deep green we choose! I kinda feel like this has been harder than trying to choose a white paint.
You can find more projects we’ve worked on here including a before and after of Ben’s room. It came a long ways!