DIY Sarah

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New Plan: Blue Walls in Den

We were thinking brown, looking at brown, planning on brown but browns are hard.  If they are too light, they are tan and if they are too dark they are kind of poopy for lack of a better word.

Then we were thinking Dark Gray.  Dark and moody and neutral.

Dark Gray is sophisticated and moody while still being a neutral.  Then I saw a picture in Home Decorator’s Collection (page 43 of their Early Summer 2013 catalog) and I knew, it was Blue.

blue room ballard design


I picked up a sample when my mother was in town and it is perfect!  It’s a navy dusty blue.


I picked up the paint last weekend and I can’t wait to get it up on the walls. I’ll be sure to show you pics!

The next decisions for this room are lighting and built-ins.

I’m thinking of maybe getting unfinished oak kitchen cabinets from Home Depot and then getting some of those unfinished wood bookcases from an unfinished wood furniture place nearby. Then we can either stain everything to match or paint everything the blue from the walls or the blue from the walls in high gloss.

This room by Vincente Wolf in Architectural Digest has the blue built-ins that meld seamlessly with the blue walls. B-E-A-U-Tiful but we do like our wood tones.

We could go painted but white like Markam Robert’s library below.

But I just love the look of wood bookcases…

and wood libraries like this one from Studio Peregalli

Painting that room is going to be scary but I think it’s going to look AWESOME!


Decorating, Den, paint, Rooms