The next room on the new blue paint train is the dining room.
The dining room was a moss green color before we painted. It wasn’t a terrible color, just very… green. Here it is before the paint.
Somewhere deep in my memory could hear my college interior design professor saying “Only use appetizing colors in a place where people will be eating”. Green is the color of quite a few unappetizing things so I knew I wanted something different in the dining room. Remember in the late 90’s when everyone painted their dining rooms deep red because red is supposed to be an appetizing color?
And then obesity rates skyrockted in the US?
Coincidence? I think not. hehehe
I’m thinking that maybe being surrounded by all this calm blue in the 2010’s will help us all lose weight. Now that’s a trend I could get behind! With that logic, though, I’d actually have be all formal and actually sit down to eat in the dining room for each meal instead of grazing my way through the pantry at night.
Maybe my idea needs a little bit of work.
At first I considered going with Sherwin Williams North Star, but when the painters got the first coat up it wasn’t jiving with me at all. I was right to be worried that it would look like a baby nursery. It really did.
Then I considered SW Seasalt for a minute, but since I was pretty freaked out about the Sailcloth color being SO light in the living room and foyer I decided to have them repaint it again a darker color.
Instead of driving to the paint store yet again I went to my closet and pulled out the custom manual matched paint that I bought for my Craigslist desk and photo collage on a column.
And it was perfect.
The paint looks completely different than it does on that column, but I can promise you that it’s the exact same stuff. Another chameleon paint color.
Here is a pretty good representation of the actual color in the room. It’s kind of a slate/ steel/ cartoon elephant blue / gray color.
Here is the paint can in case anyone wants to try to get it matched up.
It is VERY similar to SW Foggy Day if you want something really close.
It looks great with the existing rug I had in that room. I think it pulls a lot more blue out of it than the green that was there before.
Besides the paint, not much else has changed in the room. My dough bowl is still decorating the center of my table. I love this dough bowl.
My Grandma’s china cabinet is still over in the corner begging me for a coat of paint. I’ve seen so many similar pieces on pinterest these days with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint on them. Hmmmm…
In the meantime to dress it up I added this cute little hand made ornament that is the shape of Alabama. I got it at the Alabama Goods store in Homewood.
You might have noticed that my beautiful black china cabinet did get a little updating, but I’ll show you that in another post. 😉
I like my black and brown accents together. I know it’s supposed to be a no-no but I think it looks just fine. This little table came from Bombay and Company. I’m still sad about that store closing.
I love all my Willow House stuff, too, obviously since it’s all over my house.
I am pretty doggone pleased with the way it turned out in this room. Now if I can just convince myself that blue paint will help me lose weight I’d have to change my blog name to Skinny Boppy in no time.
uggghhh you have to stop this custom paint nonsense…how am I suppose to copy this??? 😉 It’s stunning! The blue adds such a nice relaxed casual feel to your “formal” dining room. I’m in love with your style, it’s fab!
Take care <3
This color is gorgeous. I agree that the black and brown go nice here! I’m looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with the cabinet. Chalk paint would be fun!
Miss Kitty says
The new color in your dining room looks wonderful with the cream trim and woodwork. You have a lot going on these days with the basement re-do and the painting upstairs!
Love the color! I might have to copy this for our dining room now. Our master and home office are painted a gray blue and I love the color.
looks beautiful! the color is soooo similar to my dining room color, Behr flint smoke! oh and the reason your color seems to change is the lighting and shadows in each different space. 🙂
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Emily Chadwick says
I would really love to know where you got your chandelier – I love it!
Jena @ Involving Color says
Beth, your dining room is beautiful! Blue gray dining rooms are the best, aren’t they :). I love the rug and the chandelier. Thanks so much for linking up to Roomspiration!
Cindy Garcia-Garcia says
I love it!!! I actually got SW to mix me up a gallon of your paint and i have it up on the wall with other samples trying to decide! I’ve been wanting to paint my dining room blue also but was really worried! But now you’ve given me the courage to do it! Question – what texture do you have on your walls? I had to tear off wallpaper and i love how smooth your walls look.
Hi, LOVE what you did with your living room paint. Where did you get your dining room rug from? Its soooo pretty!!
Hi, I stumbled upon your blog while trolling Pinterest for a dining room color! I LOVE your fun made up color. Came home with a sample of it tonight and three horrifying choices I made, and hubs and I just love your color so….wanted to let you know it will be going on my dining room walls in New Hampshire tomorrow! The woman at Sherwin Williams got a kick out of telling me your paint came from Alabama—I said I know, I found it on Pinterest—so she named it Pinterest Gray on the label. 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing. Great blog!
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