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Choosing a Bedroom Paint Color

Updated 1.8.17

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condo paint colors from website

I decided to repaint my bedroom. It’s currently Pebble Beach with a Temptation accent wall.

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I liked the colors for a while, but ultimately decided I wanted to bring more color into the room. Pebble Beach is the most prominent color in my condo, so I figured the bedroom was a good place to experiment with a rich, bright color. I saw some Dark Harbor room on Pinterest and fell in love with the color.

I started with two colors…

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…and I couldn’t decide. I felt Dark Harbor was too dark and Teal Ocean was too light. With natural light, Dark Harbor was fine, but, as it’s a bedroom, it’s frequently dark with only a ceiling light. So, I did the logical thing and brought in two more colors: Naples Blue and Galapagos Turquoise.

Of course, I still can’t pick!

Here are all four options with natural light (daylight from large window)

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Here are all four options at night (no daylight, overhead ceiling light). The picture isn’t as pretty, but you get a good idea of how dark the colors are at night.

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Which should I choose?

Spoiler alert! I chose Galapagos Turquoise and here’s what the room looks like now:

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