Painting a Room From Dark To a Lighter Color

This week we’re taking this Living Room from dark Hale Navy to a softer, warm white. I do love the look here (and Hale Navy), but ready to have a more neutral palette in this room for a few reasons.
Would I paint the brick fireplace all white too?  Somehow, for now, I feel the accent is nice.  Being antique Chicago brick I feel I need to keep it “antique” for awhile.
If you look at the image below, you’ll see that we already have some white walls on the side walls of the rooms.  I know, it will be a whole lotta white, right?  I’m ok with this….I’m the type that loves to change out pillows each season and the decor.  So, having the flexibility of white walls works best for me.  The velvet green curtains are moving to another room upstairs also.  Instead we’ll be installing white curtains on all the Living Room windows.   I’m researching various kitchen pendants too.  I’m ready to switch the blue pendant lights to another color that will be more neutral as well.  I’m considering the same Rejuvenation lights, in white or black shades.  I’m also ready to change out the ceiling light to an oversized basket type pendant.
Round Top Antique Week  is right around the corner though, so I’m going to hold off on any lighting decisions or purchases until I see what they’ll have.  Did you know that some of the top buyers for Pottery Barn, Anthropologie and other major home decor companies visit Round Top every season for their inspiration, for new products?
I just love the serene and clean look of rooms with white wood though….timeless and just always feels good.
Clarke and Co.
Clarke and Co.
So, which color white did I choose for my new project?  Sherwin Williams Alabaster 7008.
I have alot of “go to” whites but I feel like this one is just right for the light that pours in the room and the surroundings.
I also like to use the following type of paint when specifying walls:
For Sherwin Williams, I like to use the Duration Satin Sheen.  I don’t like anything higher in gloss, especially on wood/shiplap type walls or else it doesn’t look authentic.  You could also use flat but I don’t suggest flat alot because it’s so hard to clean.
If you prefer Benjamin Moore paint, I like to specify Regal Eggshell for the walls.
Hope you’ll follow along on Instagram @jvwhome for the paint changes!
This week, we’re also spending more administrative time tweeking a few things on our website and discussing new business goals.
We’ll get some new projects photographed and onto our blog and website soon so yall can see other houses we work on. (not just ours!)  The hardest part is getting clients to want to photograph their homes.  One reason we try to snap a few pics on our Instagram pages when we can, to keep you updated.
If you’re needing some paint ideas, new interior changes, or just maybe wallpaper or window treatments, call us!   The girls at JVW HOME  are happy to help you create a home that’s uniquely you and your own serene space.
Oh, one more thing….remember you can pop in 11-2 on Wallpaper Wednesdays to peruse our many wallpaper, trim & fabric books!

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