I am continuing my painting rampage and am now on to my dining room. I already painted my foyer in Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe, the living room in SW Accessible Beige and now I am using Sherwin Williams Rainstorm for my dining room. This color is way out of my comfort zone! It is a deep moody indigo blue – very dark for me.
Here is the inspiration pic that I found on Pinterest:
I am only halfway done but already like the color against the dining room set.
I now am contemplating painting under the chair rail in white. It never ends!
Nice color, very elegant.
OMG! That color looks awesome in your house Suzanne!!! I love it..(maybe it’s cuz I’m fond of that color anyways..lol) I think it turned out great. It gives it a calming effect, even though it’s a darker hue 🙂
looks great! (as always) – not to mention a great compliment to your wood floors as well!
Hi Stephanee – I love the color too! Although that pic was my Pinterest “inspiration” pic and not my room. I can only hope that mine will look half as good!
White under the chair rail !! Love it and the wood floors 🙂
I love the drama of this color. It’s very sophisticated! Wish I was brave enough to do something this dramatic! Reminds me of a colonial dark blue color.
It is quite sophisticated for me! I hope I like it lol!
Hi Suzanne, Love your choice of color for the dining room but not so sure you should put white under chair rail. It looks like your trim is a beige I would change that to white. I just painted my family room, which has 17 foot walls, Benjamin Moore’s Salamander its so dark a green it looks black in low light. Everyone thought I was crazy using such a dark saturated color but now they love it as much as I do. It’s the color saturation that makes it so soothing,finnish all your walls in the deep blue/green and live with it awhile then if it’s not working for you change it. Love your site and enjoy the daily blogs, Thank you. Sincerely, Ronna
Hi Ronna – your room sounds SO gorgeous! I only just read your comment and spent the afternoon painting under the chair rail lol! I actually do prefer it white (I had it color matched to my trim which is BM Cloud White). I think the room transitions better into my living room now as that is lighter in color. I’m still not done (painting in a dark color is always time consuming) and hope to finish tomorrow and then I’ll share. Plus, my kids were home today so it was kind impossible to get much done!
I love the colour and I think it would look better with under the chair rail painted white. Have you thought of painting that dresser? – that would look really nice painted too 🙂
Hi Denise – I’m not painting the cabinet because I love the wood and quite frankly, all of my furniture is painted so I need a few non-painted pieces lol! Or my house will look like a Annie Sloan shop 🙂
I love the colour Suzanne! I think some times we have to break out of our comfort zone and try something different otherwise how are we really going to know if we like something or not 🙂 Happy Painting!
I absolutely love a saturated, dark color in a dining room and I I white walls under my chair rail which I think can keep the room from being too dark as well as bringing a striking counterpoint to the arresting dark color. I am planning on painting the upper walls in my dining room either a dark teal or peacock. Can’t wait to see your finished room.