Our Bedroom The Victorian House

Testing Paint Colors for the Bedroom

The walls in our home (the ones that don’t have wallpaper, that is) were all painted creamy white before the house was put on the market. It’s a good base to start with because it’s allowing us to take our time with decisions, rather than rushing to cover up horrid colors right away. I’ve been working on the kids’ rooms right away so they’ll have spaces that feel special, and I think it’s time to paint our bedroom next.

Testing Paint Colors

The rug that I first tried in the living room is officially staying in the bedroom. I’m liking the fir/pine wood upstairs (though it was painted once upon a time β€” the Victorians liked to faux-finish lesser woods to make it look like nicer wood than it really is), and the major furniture of the room is in place. Our bedding will probably be mostly white, and the neutral upholstered bed is staying as-is.

Paint Colors for the Bedroom

I’ve been wanting to try Sherwin-Williams’ Sea Salt forever, because it’s one of those colors that pops up over and over and looks completely different (and completely gorgeous) every time. I think it’s too light next to our wood trim though. The other color that I tested is Comfort Gray, which is one shade darker than Sea Salt. Before we moved into this house, I did tell Brandon to slap my hand away from the paint if I start trying to put gray on all the walls. But! This is more bluish!

I think it’s the winner.

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    Jace
    November 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I prefer the sea salt to the comfort next to the trim myself. But I’m biased, I’ve had sea salt in my living room and kitchen for a year now and still love it!

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    Emily
    November 27, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I love the sea salt!

    ps- Where, oh where is that lamp from?! It’s sort of perfect!

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    Tami O'Malley
    December 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I second the sea salt… although both are lovely!
    It’s been so fun to watch you do another house! Happy Holidays!

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    January 2, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    […] Comfort Gray. So much better against the woodwork than Sea Salt! I shouldn’t have second-guessed it. And I for sure shouldn’t have third-guessed it, having tested an unfortunate greenish color […]

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    Amy
    November 18, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Looks like this project is several years old but the Comfort Gray vs Sea Salt decision question lives on. I have about 75 minutes until the painters come for the consult and I am still going back and forth what color to re-paint the master bedroom (white trim, light beige carpet, dark furnishings. . Last time they painted it Morning Dew which on my walls looks like the color of dew, which looks exactly like the color of nothing, so I am eager for the perfect color to appear.

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