I mentioned earlier this past week that we had updated our bedroom with some new paint. I always love a how changing up the paint color in a room can make everything feel so different. We knew we wanted something light and neutral and had initially considered going with white. However, after some internet searching and comparing the positives and negatives of white paint, we finally decided on the new master bedroom paint color.
When we first moved in, our master bedroom was painted an intense burnt orange color and we kept it like that for several years. Not because we really love burnt orange anything, but because we were not really sure which direction we wanted to go. Plus, if you are anything like us, your own bedroom is put on the back burner to all other home improvements, especially because that is the place were things get shoved to keep company from seeing the mess in your home. *Wink*
Once we were ready to start changing things in the master, we finally decided on Behr Wheatbread as a calming neutral. Then we moved to Boston. And then we moved back. Hey, we tend to move a lot, or at least we have in the past. Here it is with the Behr paint before we changed things up again.
I really loved the look we had going in the photo above with the Behr paint and neutral accessories (I’m such a black and white with stripes kind of girl), however the throw pillow on the bed was chewed up by the dog and the cat claimed the striped throw blanket, so those are no longer there. We also switched back to our old nightstands, since our daughter stole the vanity turned desk to put in her shared bedroom with her little brother. So here is the master, albeit small, bedroom with the newer, lighter paint color, Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray and some other accessories.
I know that it is hard to tell from the photos, but the new master bedroom paint color is a lot lighter than it was. The new color is a soft, warm greige, that changes in different lighting, which you can see below in the mirror.
I’ve already shared our dresser on the blog before with it’s awesome drop pulls.
This mirror is one I picked up at a thrift store while visiting my sister in NY. I love the curvy black frame!
Our queen size bed is nothing amazing, although if you were to lay on it, I can guarantee you would sleep well. We are hoping to upgrade to a king in the near future, because, hello… space! The headboard is the Whitney headboard from Pottery Barn and is unfortunately no longer available on their website. Boo. We actually purchased it for a steal on Craigslist about 7 years ago.
The little, faux wood (I think they are laminate) Ikea nightstands were also a Craigslist find. We got them for only $5 each and they have served us well in the years that we have had them, squeezing into tight spaces when our bedrooms have been small. However, we are planning to change them out soon, as well as the cheap-o Ikea lights on top of the nightstands.
So, that pretty much wraps up the master bedroom paint reveal. I know, I know. It was not that exciting (griege can sometimes be a pretty boring color), but having a neutral space to relax in is just what this sometimes stressed out mama needs.
What do you think? Do you prefer simple, neutral painted walls in your home, or you do you like a punch of color to awaken the senses?