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As I mentioned recently, I'm in the middle of redecorating my home right now. I'm working with designer Bailey McCarthy and we're currently overhauling the living room, dining room, master bedroom, sitting room, and--just added--our entryway.
Bailey was actually in town this past week, so she came by and we looked at paint samples. We chose the living room color no problem, but I can't quite decide about the bedroom/sitting room. (They're adjoining so they'll be pained the same color.)
Bailey's original design for the room called for black walls, but I couldn't quite wrap my head around that. We then settled on charcoal, but now that the samples are on the walls, I can't decide whether to go that dark (it would be Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe, which is the color in the photo at the top left of this post)--or a softer, more-medium gray (F&B's Plummett).
I mean, I love the way dark charcoal walls look in a bedroom. It's just so cool! But I'm just not sure whether I would get sick of them--or feel like I'm living in a cave. (Plus, am I really cool enough for charcoal walls? Probably not.)
Also here's something to think about: We are doing the curtains--and other accents in the room--in a pink, gray, and white floral fabric that could run the risk of looking a little granny if you're not careful. (And that is NOT what we want!) Charcoal walls would help in that sense--keeping the look more edgy/cool, less grandma.
So the charcoal could be awesome, but it's dark, of course, and it's a major change (our walls are a light sky blue right now), so I'm nervous. The medium gray would certainly be the safer, easier choice. But part of me thinks, if I'm going to do gray walls, shouldn't I just do. gray. walls?
But do I dare? What do you guys think? Could you do dark charcoal walls in your bedroom? Or have you? Talk to me!