House / Living Room, In Progress

It’s time for a color splash!

See those weird dark spots on our living room walls?

After having a small paint chip taped to our living room wall for over 2 months, we finally bit the bullet this past weekend, grabbed a paint sample, and swabbed some test patches on each part of our living room wall.

What, did you think I was going to say we actually painted the walls?  No way hoe-zay.

A color this dark definitely requires a test drive before committing to the whole shebang.  It’s a nice mossy / olive-y green that should bring a bit of color and contrast to what has been, so far, a deathly neutral living room.  And even though it’s dark, we think that it will be balanced out well with the light beige carpeting, the white sofa and chairs, and the huge windows that line the space.

I’ll be sure to share more details on the plan, as well as a little inspiration mood board, later this week.

For now, Happy Monday – and don’t forget to enter the Gadanke handmade journal giveaway if you’re interested!

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  • Reply tracie at 3:34 pm

    go for it!

  • Reply Samantha at 3:45 pm

    Love the color! And those awesome windows would work great with a dark color!!!

  • Reply Jenn at 4:48 pm

    Love it! And with all those gorgeous huge windows and light furniture, the room would look amazing a little darker. Hope you go for it!

  • Reply Mikalah at 5:01 pm

    Fun! And yes, I was really hoping that you had painted the whole thing. =) But, I totally understand moving with caution. After all, it would be a shame to have to repaint! I love the color, and I completely agree that it would be balanced out well by the lighter elements in the room.

  • Reply Jennifer Laughlin at 8:45 pm

    When I finally can paint my walls — I’m opting for a sage-y green living room! We had that in our last rental — Jane it is soooo relaxing and awesome! do it! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  • Reply Iheartorganizing at 10:39 pm

    Oh I am SO excited for you! I can already tell it’s gonna look grand! Can’t wait!

  • Reply LifeinRehab at 10:45 pm

    Go for the drama! There’s nothing like a really bold color to wake up a room, and I do have a thing for green.

  • Reply Kelly at 12:59 am

    You are so much more organized than we are — actual test swatches! My husband nixed that idea. If I remember correctly, his words were “once we buy this color, you are going to like it.” Ha! Turns out, he was right so it was ok. 🙂

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