When I left off with the home decorating, we had a cozy bedroom with a plush rug and new euro pillows, but we had grown tired of the latte brown walls. Our dark brown bedroom set, the dark vanity, chocolate brown curtains, and an ivory beige rug all made for some ugly brown throw up party.
I had this genius idea that an eggplant purple would liven up the party while keeping to our vintage modern chic design palate. I knew it would be dark, but that’s okay. It’s the bedroom. Bedrooms are suppose to be dark, right? All the better to create cozy sleeping conditions.
As soon as I opened the can of Benjamin Moore Natura paint (all natural and zero VOC), I was nervous. That was some freaking purple paint. Had I swatched it up? No. I used the online Benjamin Moore software to pick a color out of laziness and time constraints.
I was scared. I thought it looked better than the latte, but I wasn’t sure it was THE color.
I went with the Diamond Damask stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. I also picked up their stencil kit pictured below.
And scared turned into love!
I am so so very in love with this room now. We had a house warming right after we finished this wall, and many people thought we wallpapered this wall. The metallic paint is really awesome on this dark eggplant purple! Really awesome. The gold looks shinier when the light hits it. I seriously can’t find the mistakes I thought I had made while stenciling. The design is very smart. I’m super impressed with how this turned out.
And a side by side for your viewing pleasure.
Would you consider having a super dark room?