As you know I am working on creating an oasis for my son by transforming his room from kiddy to young adult. I want a cozy retreat for him with soothing colors. When choosing colors I seek inspiration online and shop at my local Home Goods. I feel Home Goods is always in trend with what designers and high end retailers are displaying. The price point is what I appreciate. Home Goods is where I found the bedding. It was a quilt that was the perfect color, masculine, and could help achieve the look I was going for. Shortly after that purchase, I received the Restoration Hardware Catalog and there was a quilt that looked exactly like mine. I was loving that! It made me realize I was on trend with my vision. Not to mention, I love Restoration Hardware.
The quilt is a pewter/tan color with silver thread used for the stitching. The stitching was my jumping off point for the paint color. The walls need to be neutral. I want to incorporate vintage finds, yet give it a modern, up to date look. I felt a silver would be perfect.
This is the color I chose;
Benjamin Moore – Silver Lining
It was fun seeing the khaki walls disappear and the silvery, blue-grey appear.
The grey does look darker than the swatch here, doesn’t it?
It is probably the lighting in the room.
It is really a unique color, changing with the light. With a lot of light it appears more blue-grey, with less light more silver-grey.
I also purchased throw pillows in a stone color to coordinate with the quilt. I chose white sheets to make it feel and look like a posh hotel. (I can hope). 🙂
I drew up a couple of elevations today.
It has been too cold to paint here and I am itching to get started with all of the projects I have in store for this room.
Until next time…