Ever since we painted the den hale navy I have been itching to paint the trim too. I've always loved the luxurious and sophisticated feel of an all dark room. When Matthew started working on the built-ins last week we both knew for sure that not only would the bookshelves and cabinets be glossed over in navy, but the trim and molding in the entire room would be as well.
I mean this is pretty crazy for a couple of self-proclaimed color phobes. I have to say though that there is something equally peaceful about a room enveloped in head to warm color. Especially since the rest of our house is so light. We're using Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore for everything. It's truly the most perfect navy and can lend itself to so many styles depending on what you pair with it.
The only question now is what to do about the ceiling. Do we leave it crisp white or go for a more subtle shade of pale blue to create less contrast? My vote is light blue. I think it would read pretty white, barely a whisper of color but just enough to soften the eye.
What do you think? Would you go this bold in your own house? I feel like everyone should have one room that makes a statement like this. The navy lends itself to the softer shades of blue scattered throughout our house so while making a giant statement it also doesn't feel out of place.
I wish Matthew could just take off the rest of this week to finish them up but you'll just have to be as patient as I am for finished results. We're also planning on adding in french doors to the opening from the front hall and a small single glass door in the opening leading to the kitchen. That will truly create a cozy and inviting room while still allowing light to pass through. Can't wait to see the progress unfold in here!
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