Too Dark for Master Bedroom?

kbmas0nJanuary 8, 2008

Is this paint color (found in a curtains mag) too dark for a master bedroom? I love the combo of the blue and the brown color of the silk curtains, but worry it will be waaaay too dark. We have cathedral ceilings in the room...and lots of light...

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bristlingacres

I think that's a beautiful combination. I feel that a MB doesn't need to be light and bright- it's a place to rest.
Astrid

    Bookmark   January 8, 2008 at 3:12PM
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kbmas0n

Thanks, Astrid. I definitely want a restful place. I appreciate your response!

Also...this may sound VERY weird. But do you frequent babycenter.com? I don't hear the name Astrid too often, and I "know" an Astrid there.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2008 at 3:17PM
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johnmari

I like the color, and count me in on preferring darker bedrooms as well (the whole pale-serene thing leaves me cold, give me rich passionate color!), but make sure you test it out with a good big swatch of it in the room. Bright light can sometimes make strong colors go a little garish.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2008 at 3:25PM
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gwendolynne

I like it too, and don't think it's too dark, although I sleep in an eggplant purple room, so I'm definitely biased towards deep bedroom colours. I don't know if I would use exactly that shade of blue, it strikes me as a bit "bright", but Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy would be a great bedroom blue with enough gray in it to keep it deep, not bright.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2008 at 3:39PM
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bristlingacres

I am a lurker on Babycenter (don't post much).
Astrid

    Bookmark   January 8, 2008 at 4:23PM
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kbmas0n

thanks for the responses! I'll check out the Hale Navy, and some other deeper blues.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2008 at 4:27PM
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punamytsike

I have navy blue bedroom for 5 years and still love it. I even painted my ceiling blue and everyone who has seen it loves it as well :)

    Bookmark   January 8, 2008 at 4:30PM
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natal

We went from pastel to a wall color similar to your drape color. That was about 5 years ago. I'm ready for something lighter. Go for it. When you're tired of it you can change.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2008 at 8:45PM
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squirrelheaven

Dark rooms are great, but if you aren't really after a dark room, you can always lighten or liven things up by contrasting against them with light fabrics, artwork or matting, woodwork, rugs, even light colored furniture.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 12:23AM
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karen_76

We have a dark blue paint in our master, and while I like it, there's only one window in the room and so it really cuts down the amount of natural light during the day, and it sucks all the light bulb light right out of the room. So it can be hard to see certain things if you're looking through drawers or something. Just make sure there's plenty of lighting available for when you do need the light.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 8:20AM
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bungalow_house

I had a really dark bedroom once in a previous house, and I *really* liked it. It felt so cozy in there. The color was Behr "Chesapeake", which I think is retired now. It's a beautiful color and I wouldn't hesitate to use it again.

In my current house, there is an unused bedroom, and I went a little lighter there since I'm not sure what purpose this room will serve. This is BM Colonial Blue; I think it's too bright.

Both of these rooms are rather small, especially the current one. I disagree with the "rule" about painting small spaces light colors.

I am having my tiny bathroom painted BM Van Courtland Blue next week!

If you like it, I say try it!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 8:59AM
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kbmas0n

Oooohhhh bungalow...I L-O-V-E that first color! I'm going to pretend it's not a retired color and try to have SW color match it. It's gorgeous!

Thanks for everyone's responses! I'm going to ignore my MIL (who thinks you can only two two shades into a color swatch) and go for it!!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 10:02AM
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squirrelheaven

That is a gorgeous blue, Bungalow! Hmmm, doing a double-take -- why is that woodwork painted! Must have been the previous owner ;) Well, against the blue it's surely beautiful in white too!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 10:23PM
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bristlingacres

Ha ha ha Squirrelheaven! I was thinking the same thing (about the painted woodwork)!

Bungalow- that blue in the first pic is BEAUTIFUL! I don't normally like blues but that one is great!
Astrid

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 10:27PM
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bungalow_house

LOL Squirrel and Astrid. Yes, bedroom and bathroom trim is painted. It usually is in old houses (along with the kitchen), even if formal rooms are stained. I didn't do it! :)

    Bookmark   January 10, 2008 at 6:34AM
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squirrelheaven

Wow, that's truly amazing. I had never heard or noticed anything like that! Although I usually see painted trim, before coming here.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2008 at 6:21PM
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