bedroom accent wall

28 Aug



Painting a wall a dark shade of grey in our bedroom has been a project in the works for a while now…I’ve personally been brewing on it for almost a year. But as I mentioned in a previous post, Brian needs a little coaxing into anything to do with change- something very difficult for an impulsive person like me to understand. If I had my way that wall would have been painted a year ago- actually, probably the very day I had the brilliant idea. It also probably would have looked like crap because impulsive people like me tend to take less time and care painting walls in their home. But because marriage is all about compromise…I introduce to you…our new perfectly painted accent wall!

Originally, I wanted every single wall in our house to be painted a light shade of grey. But luckily (because my husband isn’t impulsive) I’ve had time to think about it (as well as many many many hours to pin various colors on pinterest) and ended up changing my mind. My new plan involves many different shades of grey throughout the house and one moody, dark and sexy accent wall in our bedroom. Considering, I am obsessed with the color grey (I’m guessing that is clear by now?) I knew the accent wall had to  mostly “read” grey but I also wanted it to have hints of blue & green.

After many months of persuading, I was finally able to get Brian to agree to paint the wall. To tell you truth, I think he was just tired of hearing me talk about it.

Last weekend Frank, Brian and I paid a visit to our local paint store in search of the perfect color for our accent wall.

At least Frankie looked excited.


Once we got home with the paint it was decided that Brian would paint the edges and I would paint the center with the roller. He’s better at the details.







After the wall was finished I literally watched paint dry. I was a woman obsessed.


Isn’t it strange how different the color looks in every photo?? It is such an interesting color. It’s grey in one light…blue in another…and sometimes it’s green! I’m pretty darn happy with it and I love the way pops of color look against it.



the paint color is rocky coast by benjamin moore




8 Responses to “bedroom accent wall”

  1. Chantal August 28, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    Awesome job baby cakes! I really liked how detailed and organize Brian is in your photo. I take he is a perfectionist!!! Can’t wait to see you in our home soon.

  2. hunting for bliss August 28, 2015 at 11:21 am #

    love it!

  3. liz August 28, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    It’s gorgeous Kate! Like super gorgeous. I am certain that you are feeling all cozy and wonderful sleeping under that dramatic, warm, yet cool color. 🙂 xoxo

  4. the usual bliss August 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    My fave pic is the one of the tennis ball and the painter’s tape. Classic. Looks beautiful!

  5. righteousbruin9 August 29, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

    That wall is a fine team effort. Frankie had more to do with it than he may realize! 🙂

  6. mybrightlife August 30, 2015 at 8:50 am #


  7. Maria August 30, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

    I love it! I love accent walls and I always go for a darker color. My first home was my impulse home in every way including how each room had its own color. And my daughter was allowed to pick what she wanted. No thoughts were given to-what if you want to change it. But we had fun. The house I’m in now, I’m renting and the walls are not to be painted. So, I am constantly hanging things and changing things and my husband sounds like Brian-not impulsive at all! It’s hard to compromise but over the years I’ve had to learn too!

  8. Shauna841505 August 31, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

    It’s so pretty! I am on the same grey train. I’ve already painted our bedroom, and plan on painting our living room/entire downstairs another shade soon. 🙂

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