You guys didn’t disappoint when I offered up our Dining Room wall color to your vote, and I can’t thank you enough for your great feedback! After a family vote, and a Pinterest consultation, we went with my original plan, but gave it a kick in the pants!
Oh yes, we did!! We painted the walls pink and the ceiling red! If you’ve read this blog for more than a week, then you know we are not afraid of color (hello, navy bathroom and green door!). And, in this instance, all we had to lose was the cost of two gallons of paint. The Dining Room had come a long way (see before shots here), but it lacked energy, and that little something-something special.
Now there’s no putting this baby in a corner.
The room positively glows, and the ceiling adds the unexpected touch I love in a room, not to mention, a big dose of energy.
I could marry this ceiling, I love it so much. The red (Sherwin-Williams ‘Showstopper’ in flat finish) is the perfect masculine counterpoint to the pink, and keeps the room from being prissy, or too sweet. What I didn’t anticipate, though, is how much pinker and more intense it would make the walls.
But after the red went on the ceiling (only needed two coats…Sherwin-Williams paint gives the best coverage!), I walked in and literally gasped. First at how much I loved the red. Then at how much pinker the walls had become. I think it’s absolutely gorgeous, but it’s not exactly the subtle pink I was going for. I’ll live with it awhile before making any decisions, but right now I’m a little nervous. And funny enough, Mr. Sugarplum and our son LOVE the whole combination…and want the pink to stay as-is!
I love how the red ceiling ties to the Entrance Hall rug, and all the red accents throughout the Dining and Living Rooms.
And the pink ties in with the Living Room bookshelves and rug. See, there was sort of a method to my madness!
The blacks and golds look more bold and glamorous now, and the wood tones even richer. The room positively glows…like you’re sitting inside a shell, or a genie lamp.
The wall color intensity changes, depending on the light and time of day. Sometimes I love it more than Fritos. Other times, I’m not so sure.