gold line svg
Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey4

Whole House

Color Inspiration For The Cabin

172

2K Shares

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey4
Photo Source

Hopefully, you didn’t fly to Vegas and gamble away your life savings betting that I am not using blue in our mountain house. The odds were against it – therefore you could have CLEANED UP!!! And to be fair at first I was pinning mostly grays and mauves, telling myself that I can eliminate blue and instead do other colors in my own home. And maybe I should! Then Brian threatened divorce (jk) so I came to my senses and decided to go with the colors that surround a mountain/lake cabin – a lot of blues and greens.

After my gray and white phase, I found myself pinning these moody colors, these mid tones that feel so cozy and special. Maybe it’s the pretty lighting. Maybe it’s the styling. These colors feel mountain cabin-y to me and even in the summer, I think they still feel ‘lake-y’. For the main areas (living room, stairway, loft and our master bed and bath) I’m likely choosing a neutral color, but for the bedrooms and bathrooms, I’m leaning VERY much towards some of these tones.

The color in the first photo, above, is just so pretty and soothing and yet inviting…

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey2
Photo Source
Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey5
Photo Source

The mixing of the tones here is super compelling, although I don’t know if I will end up doing that in our house. But again, its so pretty.

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey6
Photo Source

I’m dying over the photo on the left (above) and a huge source of inspiration to me for the cabin. There is something so classic, yet Scandinavian about it and yet so cozy like a cabin. The lantern style pendant is unexpectantly timeless and it says ‘traditional and country’ without being too ‘trendy farmhouse-y’. Then the herringbone and the vertical cladding adds quiet texture. I tell my team all the time that I love a ‘peeking into another room’ shot like that one because it gives you so much context for a house. Can I do a dark moody bedroom? Maybe for the kid’s bunk room? Maybe for the guest room? It just feels so appropriate up there, despite all my initial imagery of lighter spaces. If you haven’t got the memo yet, Brian is basically winning this style battle and it’s going FAR more ‘cabin’ than ‘chalet’ but that’s ok because turns out we don’t live in Switzerland and I can’t say ‘chalet’ without wanting to punch myself in my face because it sounds so pretentious. But that gray cladding on the ceiling? You BETCHA.

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey7
Photo Source

That above shot (which is surely a set) does make me feel all cozy, with that color being so soothing. And the below says ‘cabin’ in a way that also says ‘color’. Fine. I like both those things.

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey Blue1
Photo Source

The tones of all of these say ‘I’m cozy and inviting but maybe my kids will be normal’.

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey Blue6
Photo Source
95f9b331ed02015f46d647c1289377c3
Photo Source
Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey Blue5
Photo Source
Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey Blue7
Photo Source

Life is good here. I have blue on the wall, a pretty fabric covered strangely low light fixture and a wooden elephant in the window. MY LIFE WILL BE EASIER IF I PAINT MY WALL THIS COLOR, RIGHT??

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey Blue4
Photo Source

My kid’s bunk room needs a treatment like this and they just might get it. Maybe if they stop testing my patience all day every day asking for packaged snacks I’ll give them the bunk room of their/our dreams.

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey Blue2
Photo Source

I’ll go moodier if you push me and I can be pushed. I love that room so much and if there is one thing that turns Brian on it’s a ‘modern paisley settee’.

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey Blue3
Photo Source

Put that beautiful blue on a wall with some interior board and batten and both our dreams come true. And by ‘our dreams’ I mean, my dream of texture and his dream that our house isn’t a minimalist stark museum-like hole. Oh boy, I’m so excited about this house.

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey13
Photo Source

Is that above blue the perfect ‘powder’ or is just styled right?? I’ve tried to find such a blue for a while and unless it’s styled perfectly and shot with the perfect light, guess what – it looks ‘baby blue’.

But I want that blue. It’s so happy but soothing – but be warned – if you choose a ‘blue’ that feels on the gray side know that it’s most likely going to look ‘baby blue’. If you choose a gray that looks a TINY bit blue then you might get closer to that non-baby-blue-but-mostly-gray that you actually want.

And then the greens start taking over my mind …

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey8
Photo Source

Greens are the color of trees, and YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT A TREE (see this post if you don’t, or see my daughters first and second tree mural rooms).

But how do you get that perfect green? What is it about these colors that don’t feel dated (hunter) but instead feel modern? Is it the amount of black in them? The fact that they are matte? Is it the quality of the paint and the pigment that gives it movement and texture??? I DON’T KNOW AND I’M A PROFESSIONAL BUT I’LL FIND OUT AND TELL YOU.

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey9
Photo Source

That above shot is definitely not the right vibe for this project, but man is it compelling and I want to stare hard in its direction. I want to be in that house and get to know those people. They put a sofa on the edge of a rug facing the other way (surely for just a shot) and it cracks me up, but I still love the shot!

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey3
Photo Source

Will green make me feel as happy and soothed as blue does?  Maybe. Or will it look like a 90’s wanna-be-modern-color that really just dates the whole house? WHAT A FUN EXPERIMENT!!

Emily Henderson Bedroom Living Room Colored Toned Walls Blue Green Grey12
Photo Source

This dark jade in the shiplap looks GOOD and cozy and warm.

Emily Henderson Mountain Fixer Upper Color Inspiration Moody Cabin
Photo Source

For a bunk room, I’d do that in a second.

The key for our house is choosing tones that look natural and then applying them in a way that amplifies their nature inspiration. No royal blues or emerald greens here. We want tones that are more muted and soothing, but then we need to apply them so they aren’t the star – the nature and the architecture need to be in charge here.

I’m down for the challenge. This isn’t an ‘I design, You decide’ because I’ve already decided. I want these colors to help shape the tone and feeling of the house. I want it to feel happy but cozy, moody but in a soothing way. I know I can paint all the rooms white and get likes on Instagram, but if that’s not what I want to live with then why consider it?

Are you into moody? Are you ready for less all white walls and interested in some deeper tones, darker colors, and a moodier, cozier feel?

Yep, I think I am too. Weigh in, folks. Because if you are into it I’ll test a ton of colors and help us all figure out the best, most sophisticated blues and greens. I’m up for the challenge – just say the word.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Laurel

Love it. I’m going moody myself right now, in our living room. I’m glad Brian is getting his way, because I’d been feeling a teensy bit bad for him. #teambrian

Kadri

#teambrian here too!!

Ha. NOBODY should feel bad for Mr. Brian Henderson. His wife is designing his dream cabin for him. Its just a great exercise in true compromise and truthfully he is right most of the time because he ‘gets’ what this house should be more than I have or do. But i love that you guys have his back 🙂 #teamhendo

Deb

I’m with you on the moody blue but that green…nope. But having said that, with any color, once you seen it in your space with the lighting etc., it could be great. I find I am amending my old rule of no green, gray, black, or brown. A little.

Molly

#teambrian here too!! These dark colors will only work if you incorporate natural finishes into this house! Don’t loose sight of what American mountain houses really look like – none of those pictures say natural get away to me.

MIMS

I love the blues. All of them. Current fave for me is Van Deusen Blue by BM because it’s navy but also sorta peacock and looks amazing in my interior dining room (and powder room).

Erica

I like that color too! It’s the back of my bookcases.

Vicki

I love the blues more (blue is just my favourite!) but I’d be really interested to see how you work with the green! Definitely feeling this moody vibe!!

Peggi

I am all about the greens! And the blues. I especially love those with a black backbeat and some gold/brass/mustard accents to make them zing a little. Also, I’m just naturally moody. (I was NEVER into white walls!)

Wendy S. Munsell

I hope you go moody! Although the fresh clean look is pretty to look at online I’m getting tired of it. The muted blues and greens that you are contemplating remind me of why I love forests… mysterious and inviting!

Yes, mysterious forest!!

Caro

Darker wall colors are definitely a coming trend. I’ve been seeing them more and more for the last few years and thinking that their time has come round again. I love light and light colors, HOWEVER, there was a photo of a bedroom painted Hague Blue that I saw 3 or 4 years ago and it stopped me in my tracks. I’ve seen it a few more times and every time I see it I love it more. And I’ve even started wondering what would happen if I maybe painted just one wall that color I’m old enough to have… Read more »

I know the zeitgeist is just such a strange thing. And after years of painted kitchens we are all of a sudden seeing and wanting raw wood cabinets again. The shiny maple killed it, but its headed back! But man its more expensive …. debating both for the cabin (and no, painted cabinets won’t be out).

Stacey

That green painted kitchen with the white marble (and beautiful stove) is divine! Thank you for the inspiration! As always!

Tiffanie

I’m loving the moody blues and greens in these inspo pics. I’d like to see those colors used along with moody raspberry and moody marigold. The current design trends and typically what fills up my Pinterest and Instagram are all about making white, gray, and light woods warm. The injection of color in the modern mountain will be a nice change of pace. I think if your going to go for cozy and warmth on the walls the woods need to meld well with it and the Scandi ash gray and pale tans just doesn’t do it for me. My… Read more »

Bea

Although these photos are all beautiful, I say be CAREFUL! I’m assuming a lot of them were taken in a colder “northern” light with lots of grey / blue tones (i.e, Scandinavia / the UK) and they may look very different in your setting. (I’m thinking of the old blue colour in your former TV / play room area…) I’ve been in a number of properties with these dark colours and they may look great in photos but I find them oppressive in real life. Also, many of the above options are in older properties (either with very low, cosy… Read more »

Bea

Oh – thought I should also mentioned that Farrow & Ball have an excellent online brochure which covers which colours to use in what kind of light and how to create warm and cozy feeling. Definitely worth a read:

http://www.farrow-ball.com/inspiration-brochure/content/fcp-content

S

Very. Good insight

Melissa

I totally agree with all of this! I was wondering if most of the photos were taken in European countries because there is just something different about the light.

SUCH a good point. That northern cooler light absolutely affects things and yes, most of these are from Scandinavian sites. I’ll be testing the heck out of these colors on large pieces of paper and then staring at each of them in the room before painting. But I will likely still make a mistake and repaint. My history of my old family room/den absolutely TERRIFIES me. That blue was cozy at night, but otherwise OPPRESSIVE. SHoot!!! I may not have the guts … or maybe just a guest room, it’s also WINTER and its easier to want dark colors in… Read more »

Bethany

I agree the light in these photos is so different from the bright sunshiny sunlight here in Southern California making it difficult to execute this “feeling”.

Lynn

I agree — I think these rooms are striking — and I can appreciate a deep color in, say, a restaurant or a club (or, as you say, a 1/2 bath), but if this color was on all the walls of my bedroom (or living room, etc.), day in and day out, I would find it unbearably oppressive and depressing. But, to each his own — and I look forward to what Emily creates!

Shenleyonthames

Yes, some of these I recognise from uk sites. Very dark colours have been a trend (see Abigail Ahern). But a couple of uk bloggers* have gone back to white or pale colours because the darks were hard to live with. The darks look fabulous and are ok for transient spaces, bathrooms , even bedrooms, cinema rooms but not for large scale use in living spaces.
*Lisa Dawson and Kimberley Duran are the ones that come to mind.

kai

I would agree with the above cautionary tale. My story involves another color. Once when a buttery yellow was all the rage, I decided to break with my all pure white love, and paint the family room. It didn’t look right, color was pretty, so I bought a new rug. Still didn’t work, so I added silk draperies. And accessories. It made me a nervous wreck until I called in the painter and repainted with architectural white and got rid of all that buttery yellow stuff ($$$) As Bea says, it’s all about your natural light…

Brandyn

The right blue and green combos make me think of a tree against a stormy blue cloud (I love storms). It was actually the inspiration for the colors in my last kitchen (green walls, dark blue cabinets).

Julie S

Yesss. I love this combo in the great outdoors whenever I see it, and is inspiration in my own home as well.

NT

Yes, would love you to show us your tests to find the perfect moody blues and greens! So timely for me because that’s exactly what I’m looking to do in my new new home (moving in this weekend!)

S

Yes. This. A round up of moody blues pretty please

Meredith

Don’t listen to the green haters! I’ve been slowly and unconsciously morphing my house full of blues to a house full of greens, and I’m loving it. Try Newburg Green from Benjamin Moore historic colors – it changes all day long and I’m obsessed. Used it for clients too and it’s different and excellent in each room it goes in.

Tiffanie

Agree. Yes, green is a gorgeous color for inside the home! Practically every shade found in nature can be translated for the interior.

I LOVE Newberg green, too.

Elizabeth

Maybe it’s just because you’re posting this in February and I live in Chicago, but these rooms are like the essence of seasonal affective disorder to me. Don’t get me wrong, some of them are also beautiful, but in a tragic way, like a French concubine succumbing to consumption.

I don’t doubt that you’ll do a version I like, but dang, some of those rooms are depressing.

Bea

LOL “like a French concubine succumbing to consumption” really made me laugh!

Beth

Agree completely!

HA. That’s hilarious. And yes, I just commented back to someone above you about how its winter (barely in LA, but still) and so OF COURSE i want to be in cozy rooms but come 90 degrees and we are headed back from the beach and i’ll want a light bright room … but again, this would likely be in the guest or kids rooms, not main spaces or master bedroom .. xx

Courtney

I’ve got a huge swatch of F&B’s Green Smoke taped to my dining room wall right now. So glad to see color make a comeback!

that is what is on my kitchen island and I LOVE it. Maybe I need to just do the bottom half, maybe stained on wood instead of painted?

Courtney

If that’s the color on your kitchen island, than I’d echo the comment above that warned to watch the light. I know there’s some Level adjusting and Instagram magic at work in your kitchen photos, but your island and the sheet of painted board hanging in my south-facing Chicago dining room could not look more different. I think you’ll have to go darker and greyer with your color choices to achieve this post’s level of moody saturation in the California sunshine. The stained wood idea is an intriguing one! A kind of textural color wash on wood might feel more… Read more »

Sarah

Yes to the gorgeous moody blues and greens! You’ve reminded me of the kitchen of this house, which is still one of the most beautiful rooms I’ve ever seen: https://www.themodernhouse.com/past-sales/stroud-2/

Amanda

We are building a weekend cabin with a loft space for kids. Mine are older–ten and seven–and I’m thinking about using hammocks instead of beds. Ideally, their friends would just bring their sleeping bags when they come and laundry would be simplified. No one has seemed to have done this, so maybe there’s a catch I don’t foresee yet!

HH

I think that Emily can pull off anything, so I’m along for the ride. That being said, most of these photos are not what I’d think of as being Refined Scandinavian Chalet, Scandinavian Cabin, or Refined Scandinavian Californian Cabin. (Whew, that’s a mouthful. 🙂 ) A lot of these photos, and the photos from some of the fireplaces, are way more what I’d call “relaxed traditional” than Scandi.

Hanna

Totally agree! Where is the blond wood and whitewash I associate with Scandinavian/Danish/Swedish design? This is a little Edgar Allen Poe/Edward Gorey/Modern Victorian to me.

You guys, this is just for paint color reference, don’t worry!!

Christina

I agree — I get that they’re just paint color reference, but to me Scandinavian always means white walls. One of my best friends did an exchange year in Sweden during university, fell in love, and has been living there for the last 20 years. We visited them this summer, and she mentioned that the general feeling/rule in Sweden is you have not-too-light wood floors to keep you grounded, and light walls to keep things not too oppressive. The reverse (dark walls. light floors) is thought to be topsy-turvy and a recipe for psychological maladjustment or something. I was amused,… Read more »

Alice

Great post! So much inspiration. Sources for the photos? I’d love to click through to see the designers’ other spaces.
I’m loving your cabin series. My fave part of your blog and Instagram stories is watching you work through the design decision process, the transparency. You and the EHD team rock!

kellie

I’d definitely appreciate original sources of the photos too (as I’m sure the original creators/photogs would as well.)

Lauren

Ditto–it feels rude not to credit the original creators/photogs. Plus you didn’t name any of the colors used, so if I want to use a moody blue (which I do), this isn’t that helpful…

We are on it, guys. I wrote and posted this late last night so we are just behind. Stay tuned. We may not have the paint color but we’ll try. xx

Heidi

There’s a small link underneath each picture reading “photo source”

Jb

I know you have high-end colors and brands at your finger tips, but no joke, look into Autumn Fog by Valspar. Smoky blue with the perfect amount of grey. We just almost doubled our home with an addition (still waiting to move in!) and painted the master that color. It could not be more perfect cozy moody soothing blue!

I want to see pics!

JB

Emily–I just sent you an email with some pics of the color in our room. It’s so pretty!
Kimmy–That was fun to read! I hope you love it as much as we do!

Kimmy

I just painted a test swath of Autumn Fog on my boyfriend’s master bathroom wall! I haven’t got to see how it looks dry yet and won’t until this weekend, but it looked promising in the wet phase. We’re putting Valspar Grey Putty in the master and want to layer in a slightly darker slate-ish blue in the bathroom. Have yet to see if Autumn Fog is dark enough contrast against the gray or if we need to go a bit darker, but either way, it’s a pretty color…

BT

The moodier the better! The saturated white palates that have dominated the last few years seem so flat boring and I am VERY into the darker hues you are being inspired by!

Jessi

I started buying into the moodier colors a couple years ago and went navy with my baby boy’s nursery. My husband was terrified and now he loves it and how it’s really the coziest room in the house. I also mentioned a deep forest green on the walls, which he wasn’t going for. So I’ve introduced the green a few other places-a throw here, a lumbar pillow there. It’s worked very well and I think I almost have him on board for painting something a moody green. For what it’s worth, the navy we chose reads more “gentleman’s lounge” while… Read more »

We used Gentleman’s lounge at the barn makeover and loved it, too! Oh wait, i think it was gentlemens gray … nevermind. ..

Brittany

I used Farrow & Ball, “Light Blue” (color matched to Behr paint) for my bedroom and it is the perfect shade of light blue that is not too baby blue. It’s got a note of green undertone that mutes it just enough to keep it from going baby but doesn’t turn it into mint. I have plaster walls and the color had so much depth on the texture. I would definitely recommend giving it a try!

Ooh i’m interested. Thank you!

Erin

I agree with this color. I painted my “tv room” in it and it’s lovely

Erica

For that mudroom wall color – I modeled my master closet after the one in Jeannette Whitson’s Nashville home featured in House Beautiful. The color is Benjamin Moore Blue Dusk. I think it’s very similar – definitely blue with a lot of gray, but not at all baby blue. Photo here: https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/house-tours/g1434/creating-a-new-old-house-0613/?slide=14

Victoria

Yes to all the moody blues. And if anyone could convince me on the green, it would be you.

Terri

Love the moody grayed out blues and greens… that’s my jam! I think you are on the right track for bedrooms and bathrooms and then you could use the lighter Repose Gray with the super white trim and use blue and green and natural wood for accent colors in the main living, dining and kitchen. It will look spectacular! Perfect for a mountain lake cabin and give you all the feels of what your going for which sounds like a combo of the two styles we voted for…I’m okay with that. I think its going to be great! Looking forward… Read more »

Cris S.

And yes, like one of the above commentators, I am in Chicago and I both love and fear the dark rooms. Though we painted our dining room BM Dior Gray with white wainscotting and trim a couple of years ago and the room FINALLY works vs. the much lighter Devon Cream and then Bunny Gray that I tried in previous years.

Abby

I LOVE that second-to-last picture, with the muddy jade green and the natural wood planks on the ceiling!

Rae

I love these moody colors, especially where the contrast is wood, cream, gray etc. I don’t love them when a stark white is right up against the deeper hue — to me that looks very dated contemporary. I am really looking forward to all of the posts about this cabin!

Grace

Greens greens greens please. Blue-greens. And greens. The blues are nice and calm but don’t really excite me or illicit feelings of nature really. But those greens are doing it for me!

bubu

Love this- all these shots and moods are totally talking to me. FWIW, we painted our bedroom Benjamin Moore “Tranquility” and I absolutely love it every day, because it makes me feel, well, tranquil. Also, I am curious about tree coverage on the house — is it going to be a lot darker when leaves are in full bloom? Only because darker rooms when there’s not a lot of light coming in can feel kind of gloomy, and foliage has such a major effect on sunlight.

Sara

Ugh you hit the nail on the head with your powder blue comments. I did what I thought was a powder blue on my walls and trim, doors included, so really committed and what looked like a very sophisticated, historical blue (Brittany Blue by BM) when we swatched it and really looked at it both during the day and at night looks like that sometimes, but looks BLUE blue little boy boy a lot of the time, as well. It’s so tough! I still have a love/hate relationship with the decision. Room is coming together slowly and adding more layers… Read more »

S

Please do a color paint round up of the blues….I’m begging. 🙂
These blues are what I thought I saw in the pictures from Corbett’s house (upstairs). Turns out it was just a reflection, but I’m still on the hunt for that look to add to my home.

me, too. On it!!

S

yessssssss!

Marie

I like the moody blues! I think it’s harder to get moody greens right, as they can look muddy. I used Ralph Lauren’s Kauai in our master bedroom, which is a lighter green than the ones you pinned above, but still gives a moody vibe. It worked nicely with the light in a house in Los Angeles, and also looks great with the very different light in our current home, a Tudor cottage in New York.

Hanna

I do not like moody. I like bright. Why have windows if the walls are just going to suck up sunshine like black holes? More whites & brights, please!!! A cabin should be airy in my book. 🙂

Debby

You ask if I’m into the moody? My husband and kids would for sure say yes, I can be very moody 😉. I just love your line about the packaged snacks. I’m sorry, it made me laugh out loud. This was a really fun post.

Erin

You are hysterical. I love this post. Thank you for being normal. I hope you’re enjoying this process, because I definitely am!

Emily

Whoa. I love you, Em, but these photos are like the design equivalent of major depressive disorder to me. Definitely not cabin getaway in the woods. Unless the cabin is where I plan to drink and pen a sorrowful opera.

Kate

I love moody colors, but mostly in spaces with classical architecture and upscale decor.

I’m a little surprised to see you going in this direction with this house! I would think you’d want to keep it light and bright to contrast the stone and wood. Even with a lot of natural light, dark colors are still…dark.

Cathy

You are designing from a sunny place – I look out to the grey skies here in Portland at the moment, and those moody colors make me feel a little down.

Lesley

YES to that dark (blue?) wall-to-wall carpet for a bedroom. It looks amazing and cozy.

Patricia

you make me so happy going more cabin. and I need me some happy. fell down a flight of stone stairs in mexico and wound up w/ a badly broken right arm; shoulder, wrist and metacarpal. back home again and looking for diversion. bring on the cozy cabin.

I hate sponge baths.

Mary

Feeling for you!

Carla

I love these colors, including the greens, and I am excited to see what you do! As a person who lives in a 1972 house in the woods and who has never been a white-walls fan, I am watching your design of this home very closely.

Anna

I love moody coluors in smaller rooms! Go for it!

A dark blue would be really pretty in the master bedroom.

I love green moore than blue, but to me it seems harder to find the right shade of green. Maybe it is because blue is a much moore calmer colour than green?

I really like the light green colour “tant johannas grona” (google it), it manages to be both light and moody at the same time.

Kristin

I painted our master bedroom Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball and I LOVE it. It definitely turned out more navy than the blue-green I’ve seen on the internet, but it is a lovely color. I’ve always had a light colored, airy bedroom so this was a huge change. It just feels so cozy and warm now. I do think it works in my room because I have many windows (5) and all white painted trim. And I bought a white duvet and bedding as well. I think it would look great in your cabin!

Kristin

And I forgot to mention that I live in the Midwest with many overcast, gloomy, freezing days and the dark blue walls are not depressing at all in a bedroom. I wouldn’t want it in a living room, but it does make our room feel snug on gloomy days, and I actually think it really highlights the windows and the light on sunny days.

Crystal

ohmygosh!! All that talk about blue that looks baby blue, but not baby blue when the lighting is perfect and it’s styled perfectly is exactly what is going on in my home. I love the bright, airy, light feeling during the day, but at night it’s just baby nursery blue. And I’m home mostly at night. And Ben Moore paint is expensive. Soooooo. Also, I love all the yelling in this post. IT’S HILARIOUSLY DRAMATIC IN THE BEST WAY!

Mary-Katherine

LOVE! I really think you will find a beautiful way to incorporate some moodier colors while still keeping it feeling like a warm cabin – you never cease to amaze me!

Really love the shot towards the bottom of the dark walls with the light wood shiplap ceiling. Something about the ceiling screams “cabin!” so it keeps the paint choice from feeling forced in the context of a mountain house.

xo Mary-Katherine
http://www.goldhattedlover.com

Julie S

All right, yes! Following so closely for my own home. The main open plan space is white but the bathrooms and bedrooms don’t have the vaulted ceiling or huge windows so I want to go moodier there, and natural blues and greens are always my favorite combo. They’re already the color accents in the bright part of the house. I’m SUPER INTERESTED in what you find out about those moody greens and how not to make them look like dated hunter greenl on the walls. I’ve noticed and wondered the same thing – the matte texture is definitely a huge… Read more »

Hannah Gokie

PLEASE do this for all of us paint-color-failures! For the life of me, I cannot translate paint colors I see on screen/Pinterest to an actual paint line and color. Find all the good moody colors and tell us! And maybe in widely-available paint lines? pretty please?!

Miriam

I like it. I just painted one of our rooms Marlboro blue by Benjamin Moore and it can definitely look sorta baby blue, but I’m anxious to see it with the flooring and all else.

Regine from The 256 Project

Yes, I’m absolutely into YOU taking up the challenge for all of us. Thanks! 🙂

Go To Top