For 20 years I've had a red dining room. Yes, I first painted my dining room red in 1991, gradually evolving from real red to burgundy to the most recent rusty red.
It was time for a change.
While recent trends have been toward more neutral colors, I still wanted a rich, deep color. I confess that I was a little scared to do something bold and dramatic, but I finally mustered up my courage, and now I have. . .
a French blue dining room! Voila!
I used my Karastan Floral Kirman rug for color inspiration. I've had this rug for years, and I still love it. There are so many wonderful colors in it!
My dining room includes quite a lot of white moulding and trim, and I love the way the white contrasts with the blue.
I'll take you around the room. First, looking in from the foyer:
With a view into the living room on the left:
Living room on the left, kitchen ahead to the right:
One more shot, just because I'm so excited about it:
A note about the color: it's a custom mix that Sherwin Williams did for me in their Duration matte paint. Here's the formula:
I'll do another post with details of some fun new accessories I'm using. As you can see, my dining room is very traditional--but traditional doesn't have to be boring!
So what do you think? Do you like it, or should I be singing the blues?
I'm joining these fun parties:
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Show and Share Day at Just a Girl
Inspiration Friday, At the Picket Fence
Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Room by Room: Dining Rooms at Cottage and Vine