The Evolution of Our Dining Room: From Mossy Gold to Gray
Related post: Our Kitchen Remodel – No More Maple!
I know, you’re probably thinking, ‘Hey crazy-pants, didn’t you just FINISH your dining room?’ Yes, I did, but that was SOOO last year…
Now this colour palette didn’t just ‘happen’, it was inspired by our stone fireplace in the living room, kitchen makeover (which you will be seeing in the next few weeks) and my obsessively strange passion for change.
When we bought the house (which is my passive-aggressive disclaimer that this is not my decorating).
And then there was the in-between period (more like in-between periods – which is how often I change my style – wink wink).
I actually loved this look. The mossy gold walls warmed the cockles of my heart, but once the kitchen got remodelled it HAD to go!
Read more: Our Farmhouse Style Dining Room
And no, I can’t tell you painful it was for me to edit these photos and see that cobweb on the light – I have some decent editing skills, but not that good…(about as good as my dusting skills so it seems).
I decided to step ‘slightly’ out of my comfort zone this time and committed to a bit of colour. Don’t get me wrong, I am the FURTHEST thing from a colour-phobe, however, when it comes to my walls, I usually gravitate toward creams and really dense, dark and slightly warm neutrals.
I got this perfect little buffet style cabinet at Home Sense and my favourite mirror EVAH was on clearance for $77 – BAM! And making reference to a previous blog post on ‘putting the heart in your home‘, there are several items in this one photo that have sentimental value. Well, maybe not the square plates or the dog dish…
The colour I chose was Benjamin Moore Steel Wool 2121-20. Steel Wool is a medium charcoal paint colour with a pretty skookum (it’s a technical term) undertone of blue and purple. I felt it was just a smidge dense for my space so I had them lighten it by 1/4. You can see it in our entryway as well.
The view from the living room to the dining room (we have an open concept living/dining/kitchen)
It would actually be impossible for me to tell you how IN LOVE I am with my area rug and the way that it connects with the dining room paint colour. So instead of telling you, I will just drool on the keyboard for a second…
Anyway, because I am a lover of warm-tones and I was delving into rich, cool depths, I added warmth via texture, wood and accent colours. I also pulled this look through the ENTIRE open concept space by repeating colours and wood tones for a sense of continuity. You will REALLY see this come into play if you check out our Kitchen Makeover which I just finished a post about!
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