Bedroom inspiration via BolagetI thought I had it all sorted, but the back and forth has been going on since this post from October last year before we had even looked at a new house, and I’m still freaking out! I painted all my Farrow and Ball and Little Greene testers on the wall the other day, and it didn’t help. When I look through the pictures I love the dark rooms but I think maybe, the pale pulls on my heart strings a bit more, but only maybe.Farrow and Ball Little Greene Paint SamplesBedrooms via Honeysuckle Life SanctuaryPaul Smith Bedroom by LMBedroom StylingThen I found these examples of half painted walls, maybe this could work? I am more of an all or nothing girl though. Might save the black for a cosy living room wall. Oh dear, what has happened to me, I am not normally a person who can’t decide things, but choosing wall coverings (whether patterned paper or paint) is clearly speeding up my journey towards a mental asylum, help please! Half Painted WallsWallis Tabby CatDon’t know why I am getting so hot and bothered about it, clearly Wallis could’t give two hoots, and is turning her perfectly striped back on the whole project! More mind boggling and beautiful bedroom pictures can be found on my SLEEP Pinterest board xxx

Image credits From top left to right via Marie Claire Maison via Sanctuary, Sharyn Cairns via Honeysuckle Life, Design Sponge via Sanctuary, Lewis Miller Design, Sean Fennessy for The Design Files, and Dana Damewood at Design Sponge, Mav – A little More Like This and Michael Paul Photography.

  • em
    August 24, 2013

    We have a dark grey wall in our bedroom, behind the bed and I love it. It’s just a b&q colours one but the closest Farrow and Ball match is maybe Manor House Grey. The rest of the room is white though which balances it out.

  • Julie [Plums for Breakfast]
    August 24, 2013

    I’m partial to the light grays, myself–the two leftmost colors of your samples are my favorite. I had a dark bedroom once, which I loved at the time, but now I’m happy to have my bedroom feeling light and full of air. I think dark walls make things so cozy that it would be hard to get me out of bed (and it’s already pretty hard). I do like the half-and-half look, though, for incorporating some dark without getting too enticed toward hibernation.

  • Jess
    August 24, 2013

    I like the idea of dark walls but don’t think I’d be brave enough to pull it off myself! I recently bought the Laura Ashley soft truffle – it’s a very light brown colour and is different without being too dark.

  • Laura adkin
    August 24, 2013

    Try the dark! It’s only paint – if you don’t like it, it’s easily changed, I recently became brave, went darker (oval room blue) after always living with white and I love it! X

  • Lynne, Papermash
    August 24, 2013

    If it’s a house that gets a lot of light, then you could try the darks. But I like light grey. What does Mr Hearne think? (or is he like Wallis?)

  • Nana Diana
    August 25, 2013

    I like the lighter grays but then I like a light room. I do think the dark gray can be quite dramatic- xo Diana

  • annie g
    August 25, 2013

    Pale, I think. You can always add touches of darker grey with smaller items (I so do not want to say accessories…)and if you find the pale too chill, have a dollop of darker to hand. Remember: easy to paint dark over light, not so the other way around. Enjoy this lovely task.

  • found and sewn
    August 25, 2013

    I’m just the same when choosing paint colours.
    I do love all the soft greys which can be cosy and bright, perfect for a bedroom x

  • Eleanor
    August 25, 2013

    The right hand image of the half painted room (with the gold mirror) is exactly the one we used as inspiration for our bedroom! Great minds think alike I feel! We love ours, cosy at the bottom, and airy at the top xxx

  • lavenderhill
    August 26, 2013

    Dark walls in photos look dramatic but gather dust easily. Lighter walls are more forgiving. What I did to compromise is painted borders along the walls & ceilings in 1.5″ dark color which brings out the corners of the rooms. accessorize with black / grey & thats easier to change than painting primer on a dark wall to get a lighter color.

    Instead of wallpaper & glue – I also got nail tacks & tacked on dark grasscloth wallpaper.


  • sarah
    August 27, 2013

    always light for me, though i like the idea of one wall dark grey, or some dark grey accessories. little green french grey is one of my favourites.