After posting our dining room/office on Instagram earlier this week, I had some questions about the paint color and realized I haven’t posted much about any of the colors in this house. I still have spaces left to paint but these are two of my favorites I’ve used so far, if you’re looking for a good black or (light) blue.
In our home office/dining room, I used a shade from Clark + Kensington’s collaboration with OPI nail colors. It’s called Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! and is sold at Ace Hardware stores. Have fun asking for that one at the paint counter. (You can see the other OPI shade I used in our house here.) It’s what I would consider a “soft” black–rich without being harsh.
It took me a while to settle on a color for our small(ish) living room that doesn’t get a lot of natural light. I ended up painting everything from the chair rail down a glossy white and used Palace Pearl from Benjamin Moore’s Williamsburg collection on the upper walls. It has just enough gray in it that it doesn’t come across as a “beachy” blue and works more like a neutral. It’s very calming and I like the way it looks layered with deeper blue accessories and fabrics. I also recently threw some rust and chartreuse in the mix. . .