Jun 20, 2011

Black and White

I've decided to paint by bedroom floor a high gloss black. It's already mostly black anyway. I found some amazing pictures through Flickr, one of which had black trim and wainscoting. I love the look, but I think my room might be too small. Especially in light of the fact that the closet doors would have to be black too, which would really make it dark.

**edited to add** Gigi asked why the closet doors would have to be black- take a look and see what you think. There a total of FOUR stinking doors (and FIVE doorways) in that room, PLUS the four sets of louvered closet doors, plus two windows. If you look here, you can see the doorway on the right of the picture goes into a small bedroom. In the "middle" is the door the bathroom. And next to it is the doorway to the hallway (has no door at the moment, I'm sure it's in the barn).

So, I've given the ceiling a new coat of paint- ceiling white. I know some people pooh-pooh that idea, but I like bright white ceilings. And let me just say that not all ceiling whites are the same color- as I just learned yesterday. I prefer the brightness of the Behr, but bought the Glidden that has the pink stuff in it (so I can see where it's going) This might be an advantage, because it seems to have a gray cast, and I like the idea of a pale dove gray ceiling too. We'll see.

I think the walls should probably be pretty bright white too, but here's the thing- I already have a gallon of a color called Country Beige (from when I painted the living room).  So, I'm going to give it a whirl and see. Then, I'll have to decide on what shade white to paint the trim (isn't that a weird idea- so many colors of white!).



Gigi said...

I love it - I think it will look great. Remind me again, why do the closet doors have to be black?

Cassie Shella said...

Oh I love the look! Can't wait to see how it looks - I agree about the trim and the door. Just paint it all similar shades of white. Andrew and I use Behr paint all the time - love their Windsor Castle color (wonder if they still make that?) It's the slighted shade of off white - we put it on our ceilings and used bright white for the crown molding - looked so crisp and clean:) I can't wait to see your pics!

Lili said...

Love your inspiration pics, you will come up with something fabulous I'm sure. Looking forward to the reveal. ~Lili