You guys. I was really hoping that my first real time bedroom post was a stunner…but alas it is struggling a little.
A few months ago Jenny painted her guest room this SUPER dark teal called Bavarian Forest (in her pictures it looks more green than it actually is in real life) I loved how dramatic it turned out and stashed the uber dramatic green away in the very large and cluttered design file in my mind.
Fast forward to the bedroom makeover. I knew I wanted something dark on the wall behind my bed because of the fun headboard project I have in mind. My first thought was my go to dark gray that I have used here and here. It would be really great to mood up the room a little and let the headboard be the shinning star that it is.
After thinking about it for a while (approximately 5 minutes) I decided I needed something with more color. So my mind then went to a dark navy. Which I considered for a lot longer (approximately 10 minutes) and decided that navy wasnt right either.
Then I remembered the dark green that I had filed away so many months before. So I called my MIL (she is my sounding board when it comes to all things design) and she gave me the thumbs up.
I went to Sherwin Williams and had them custom mix a color for me. I took their darkest green (Country Squire)and had them take all of the white out of the formula to make it even darker.
Which created 2 problems.
1. When I woke up this morning my wall was almost black with a green tint.
And 2. The white sort of stabilizes the formula and helps with the coverage. Who knew? I am super excited to get the new formula up on the walls and see how it looks.
So I am pulling out the white flag on the painting post I mentioned on FB that I would have for you today.
I am heading to Sherwin as we speak to get the regular color with no modifications.
One thing is for sure. I am not giving up on the green.