Thursday, July 14, 2011

And speaking high-gloss paint on ceilings...

My last post was rattling around in my head when I came across this photo in my files.  I love the dark grey walls and ceiling that do not look dark and depressing at all when combined with the fun colorful rug and pillows and cheerful white furniture!

And the reflective surface of the dark paint amplifies light and reflects the light colors of the furniture, also helping keep the room far from gloomy.

This photo is one of my older ones, from before I was keeping track of my sources.  If anyone knows where the credit goes, let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I agree that dark walls can look really beautiful, although I once tested this theory by painting my bedroom walls espresso brown. I had a white metelasse bedspread and a big woven wall covering that had an espresso-colored fleur-de-lis on a white background, so I thought that would be enough to lighten it up. Let me tell you, it was a nightmare trying to get dressed in that bedroom. The walls absorbed light, so even with every lamp blazing, I couldn't tell if colors matched. I ended up painting the room a soft shade of ballet slipper pink after living with the brown for a couple of months.