Decision Time: A Tale of Five Navies

 From left to right: Valspar Pitch Cobalt; Benjamin Moore Blue Note; Benjamin Moore Nocturnal Gray; Valspar Griffin Gray; Valspar Night View

From left to right: Valspar Pitch Cobalt; Benjamin Moore Blue Note; Benjamin Moore Nocturnal Gray; Valspar Griffin Gray; Valspar Night View

This is my big huge taupe bedroom (or a very small portion of it, at least). It's hugeness is it's downfall, unfortunately. A terrible waste of space. I once calculated that you could fit three queen beds comfortably inside of it. What need is there for so much space?! 

In order to offset how big it is and make it feel cozier (like a master bedroom should), I decided to go with a dark color on the walls. There's three windows and a glass door (so tons of natural light), and I plan to add a lot of whites to keep it balanced. In our old house, navy was just an accent color. New house = new opportunities to explore colors, so I decided to allow my friend navy to take center stage. 

You'll notice we have no headboard yet. That's because I'm upholstering my own, using a yellow ochre-colored linen that just so happens to match the bird pillow perfectly, which is why I scooped him up at TJ Maxx. 

Here's a close-up of the colors against the yellow ochre headboard color.

 From left to right: Valspar Pitch Cobalt; Benjamin Moore Blue Note; Benjamin Moore Nocturnal Gray; Valspar Griffin Gray; Valspar Night View

From left to right: Valspar Pitch Cobalt; Benjamin Moore Blue Note; Benjamin Moore Nocturnal Gray; Valspar Griffin Gray; Valspar Night View

My first plan was to go really dark (far right), just on the back wall, with a warm gray on the other walls. But after I painted a small wall in our entry with a gray navy, my husband suddenly cast aside his doubt for my color selection abilities (I mean, they don't call me the color expert for nothin'). So now he has allowed me to paint all of the walls one color, thank goodness. So going very dark may not be the best choice.

So knowing allllll that, what are your thoughts?? 

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