New paint on our unfortunately paneled wood wall was the Greatest. Christmas. Present. Ever.
Sending a huge thanks to everyone that commented on my last post and via facebook with colour ideas. It was great to hear that my colour inkling toward dark blue was similar to what most of you suggested.
Just to rejig your memory, here's what the wall looked like before I got to painting:
And here's what it looks like now:
The colour I chose was Taubman's "Blue Ink", and thanks to some changes in the paint industry, I was able to get some low VOC Dulux paint! I considered purchasing from a smaller "eco" brand, but
- I actually like supporting big businesses when they make changes to do the right thing (as a bit of a thank you, kind of like buying Cadbury's chocolate to as a "thanks" for switching to Fairtrade)
- I'm too impatient to wait out the delivery time from smaller company's who aren't stocked locally
Anyhoo, I'm loving the new colour, but as with any good home DIY, it's bringing out all the other
I'm still not keen on the crisp white bookshelves and am about 95% certain I'm going to paint them in the same colour as the wall to help them settle in. We'll eventually replace the wood boxes next to the fire, and put them in the shed for storing larger amounts of wood. I'm also going to need to do something about those dreaded tiles behind and along the side of the fire....
Meanwhile, I'm plotting ways to use "Blue Ink" in other places throughout the house... The kitchen cabinets? The front door? The office? My Blue Ink head is spinning!
What do you think of the new look? Have you been up to any home improvements over the festive season?