I finally made one more decision on paint colors. Slowly but surely I am working on figuring out what I want my house palette to look like. Not surprisingly the next color I chose wasn’t even a color that I mentioned back here in my post about choosing colors.
Here’s a set of various colors I was actually trying sampling in an effort to figure out what I wanted to use other places in the house as well as the powder room. They aren’t perfectly true to life but it’s pretty hard to take photos in a room with no natural light.
If you notice there’s something different snuck in there and it’s Martha Stewart’s Plumage. Here’s another shot to give a little different look at the color. It is such a pretty deep teal. On the color swatch in the store it looks really green but on the walls in real lighting it looks a lot more blue.
It may seem like a weird choice but it’s actually a color I found online and fell in love with it many times over but I just never picked up the sample in the store. I think I always overlooked it because of how green it looked.
Then I came across a picture of a dining room painted with Plumage when I was looking at colors for the powder room and I fell in love all over again. If you want to see some of the pictures I was looking at you can check them out over on Teal and Lime.
With the decision made and confirmed I started in on the prep work and the painting. I know it probably takes a little longer to tape but I prefer it so much over trying to cut in. This time I even taped off the ceiling since we decided not to paint that.
While I was getting set up a certain cat thought that he’d just jump in the sink and check it all out. I just hope that sink is rated to hold such a beefy cat.
I actually picked up the paint for this at the same time that I got the paint for the pantry. This time I went with a satin sheen. I actually didn’t remember picking satin instead of eggshell but I must have thought it was a good idea since it’s a bathroom. Although since there’s no tub or shower it probably wouldn’t have mattered to much.
Since the paint is so dark we went with a full two coats of paint this time. Chris got up from his basketball watching and helped do some of the rolling and I worked on all the edges and tight corners and finished up the second coat of rolling.
It was amazing how dark the room got after the first coat. I expected it to be dark but it’s like one of the lights went out over the mirror. I really don’t mind though since we don’t really need the extra light. I think a powder room is a great place to go a little crazy since it’s small and doesn’t have to bee seen all the time.
It’s so very hard to photograph this room since very little natural light makes it’s way here. I feel like it photographs so much more green than it really is in person.
In the end I am in love with the color. I almost wish I had a better place to use it so I could enjoy it a little more. I have been walking by it a lot lately and noticing it’s dark inky goodness.
Now I really need to get on adding some art or shelving to the walls to brighten it up and make it all a little less plain in there. I think the paint by itself has helped a lot but I know that it could be better.
After we were done I transferred the left over paint into an empty quart paint container that I bought at Home Depot a while back. I was surprised that it filled it to the top and there was still a little left in the gallon. Since there was a little extra I put what was left in a jar I already had to use on touch ups or maybe some other project some time.
So there’s another room painted. Now that I’ve used up the paint that I already bought I guess I’ll take a break from painting for a little while. We’ll see how long I can really last since I’m already thinking about the next set of rooms I want to paint.
Anyone else painting a powder room a dramatic dark color?