Which Navy for our Bedroom Walls?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We're just finally getting settled in at the new house, almost two months later... Luckily, I actually really like the neutral color the whole house was painted so my hubby dodged the painting bullet. Until, I saw this photo this past weekend...

The kitchen of Sara Tuttle, love!

And now I'm OBSESSED with painting our master bedroom navy blue. I painted two samples on the wall last night, and I think I know which one I'm going to use but I want your opinion on which one.


Alright so what do you think? Old Navy or Bold Blue? I definitely want it to be a deep, rich navy but I don't want it to ever get confused for black. Here are a couple more shots.



Love this pillow but not sure it will work anymore...

And here are some other inspiration shots, I'm so glad we have painted white trim in this house, it makes my heart pitter patter and will surely set off the dark paint. 

Room designed by Diane Bergeron. Definitely adding some whispy white window treatments

Oh, I love this photo, so gorgeous!

Alright so what do you think? Old Navy or Bold Blue?

29 comments:

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Bold Blue. The other one could tend to look black. You are so adventurous! Can't wait to se the finished room!

Anonymous said...

Bold Blue!

Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Meredith Santucci said...

Paige! Definitely bold blue - I just went through this very dilemma for a stripe in my son's room w/ the BM wheel. Love love love the blues... gorgeous!

Julie said...

Yup, Bold Blue. Can't wait to see the new house!

Megan said...

Bold blue!

kris said...

I like the Old Navy. I think it would be less picky of a color to accessorize and its more romantic than the Bold Blue.

Anonymous said...

Bold blue stunning

katie@tulsadetails said...

Bold blue. Can't wait to see it come together!

EBS said...

bold blue for sure!

Carolyn said...

I just painted my den floor with a similar color to the Bold Blue. I love it! It's not too dark, and it goes with a lot more than you think. I was afraid it would look too "nautical" but it is just plain awesome!

Brenee' Wilsher said...

Bold Blue... And I have those exact same lamps! :)

Memories In The Making said...

Old Navy :) I like it's contrast to your headboard and it will look great with the white trim. Not sure if you are keeping your lamp shades but if you are there will be more contrast with them too. I love high contrast!
I love the darkness, I have a black wall in my living room and LOVE it! It's been that way for 5 yrs now and surprisingly, I'm not sick of it.

*amber* said...

I LOVE navy for a bedroom! I just posted one of my favorite photos of a navy bedroom at http://thebutterflypapers.blogspot.com/2011/08/fallen-for-you.html.

I'm in favor of the old navy because I think it's more classic and rest-inducive. But the bold blue is (obviously) bolder and a little more quirky. So I think it just depends on the feeling you want. Also, I think your lamps might blend into the bold blue, but with old navy, they would still pop and you'd have a good range of blues for a monochromatic color scheme. Love your ideas!

Kelly said...

I think it really depends on if you love your first or your last inspiration image more. The first one uses a less intense navy, like the Old Navy. And the last images uses a color that is more akin to a royal blue, like the bold blue. So really its just preference because both look great. Personally, I like the Old Navy because of the greater contrast it would have with your existing blues.

MegganB said...

Bold Blue!

Kristy said...

Old Navy........much richer color, love it!

Dacia said...

I think Old Navy would be better for a bedroom..more classically romantic looking. But they're both beautiful colors!

Titti @ Shoestring Pavilion said...

I vote for Old Navy! It'll make your space look more dramatic and elegant because of the greater contrast. The other blue is nice too but will probably give more of a blue color statement. As someone else said it depends on what feel you're going for :)

Elaine Fin said...

I love Old Navy :)

MrsF said...

Bold Blue!!! It's super-sumptuous and already giving me ideas The Hubster won't thank you for - lol!!!

Anonymous said...

Bold blue! The old navy is too dark and my be confused for black.

Lili said...

My vote is bold blue!

birdie to be said...

I like Old Navy... even though it looks like Bold Blue is getting a lot of votes :)

Mapiurka said...

Paige, love your blog! Leave mine so you can see my wall decals' collection
http://mapiurka.blogspot.com/
Best regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Jaclyn said...

The Old Navy is much more striking!

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

if you haven't painted it yet- I vote for Old navy..... let us know! :)

Gabrielle Savoie said...

Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog while searching for Lulu DK's house.. Love your blog! Though I'd let you know though that the image you tagged as Lulu DK's house is actually located in Melbourne and designed by Diane Bergeron :)

Anonymous said...

I just went through the same dilemma with these two colors. I chose Old Navy because it is a much richer and elegant color. It's beautifil in our bedroom and very romantic. It's a room that draws us in. The Bold Blue is pretty as well, but for me...it was a bit to bold for a bedroom. I would love it in a music room or drawing room.

Anonymous said...

Old Navy all the way!