OK, so I use the term ‘we’ loosely. We enrolled my dad. He’s a master painter extraordinaire. Does taking photos of him painting while I drink coffee count as ‘we’, lol?
I’ve had a major crush on Benjamin Moore, Woodlawn Blue (HC-147) for awhile now. So when we purchased new living room furniture last summer, I chose a chocolate brown sofa set and a blue patterned accent chair with plans to eventually change the color scheme to somehow incorporate this wall color.
I can’t tell you how happy I am with the Woodlawn Blue so far. I will caution you, though, that it looks entirely different depending on the time of day. In the morning, when this room gets a lot of light, Woodlawn Blue appears more aqua-ish, and in the evening, more gray. Luckily, I’m happy with all its different personalities!
It seems like Woodlawn Blue will look amazing with chocolate brown in any kind of light. It even makes our hardwood floors look like a deeper shade of brown than our original beige/green (SICO Kalahari Beige) walls did. The magical powers of paint!
Another bonus…the painting kept our boys entertained for a full hour yesterday. They adore their “Boppy” (the name all the grandkids call my dad), and I think that watching him ‘color the walls’ was fascinating. I’m just hoping that they don’t get the same idea, lol.
Of course, it doesn’t help that Boppy had some fun with them…
So, Boppy, if you’re back re-painting baby scribbles in a month, you only have yourself to blame, lol…
Next, we’re on to the creamy white walls. (See there’s that ‘we’ again!) I chose Navajo White. Benjamin Moore describes Navajo White as “a timeless shade of creamy white with a generous dose of yellow, navajo white is a reliable choice to warm up cool-hued walls and indoor and outdoor trim”. Let’s hope!
Thinking about going blue too? Here’s some designer favorites from Style at Home: Designer Faves – Blue.
PS – Colors will always appear differently on your computer screen than they do in real life. They might also look different in my rooms than yours. So make sure you test paint colors in your own spaces before committing to them!
Until next time,