When it comes to transforming a room in six weeks, painting definitely gives one of the biggest changes in such a short amount of time. It’s thrilling to watch a room take on a whole different feeling with a fresh coat of paint, so I’m excited to share my painting progress as it definitely made a big impact in the room. I started out searching for a statement color for the ceiling of the room, and I wasn’t afraid to go dark for two reasons. The first being that I’ve discovered how dark colors can actually make a room feel larger (see my schpeel on Design*Sponge here), and second that the room has tall ceilings, so I wasn’t even worried about space in the first place. I settled on a brilliant navy blue from Farrow & Ball (with a great name) and chose a shade of white for the walls. I was also thrilled to try out Purdy’s painting supplies, which were very helpful in getting the room painted over a weekend. See how the new paint looks and catch up with all the other featured designers’ posts after the jump!
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As you can see, Wevet is a pretty bright white, but I would say it’s a bit warmer than straight white. The Drawing Room Blue is a rich navy, although imagine it a bit darker than the picture once it’s dried. It evokes a midnight sky for me on the ceiling, and the high-gloss finish is definitely high gloss!
I mainly used Purdy’s Nylox brushes for the edge of the ceiling and around the mouldings. For the roller, I used their Ultra Finish roller on the ceiling (for the high-gloss finish), and the high-density White Dove roller to efficiently cover the wall. Once I covered the ceiling with the dark tones primer, the blue paint only took one coat to create a solid finish. The game-changer was definitely the Power Lock extension pole, which allowed me to easily reach the ceiling and all the way up the walls with its long reach.
And now for a sneak peek of the first installation in the room – the brilliant Crystorama Luna chandelier!
The high-gloss finish on the ceiling gives it so much depth – it really is like staring into the sky. The bright gold on the chandelier also shines beautifully against the dark color!
Product for my One Room Challenge was sponsored by the following brands: Crystorama, Farrow & Ball, and Purdy. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!