I’m being very literal when I write “our 2019 living room”; Kane and I were painting whilst most people were out on the town, drinking cocktails, or perhaps cosied up at home watching the fireworks on the tv. Yep, you heard it. We spent ten hours of our new year’s eve giving our living room a makeover.
I contemplated going over to the darkside in the past, but I’ve always eventually chickened out. I’ve always been all about white walls, but I’ve been slowly updating the house. I’m not the most adventurous though, so it’s mostly been a grey affair. The most colour is in Ada’s toddler bedroom.
But recently, I’ve been really enjoying green. And with it being Kane’s favourite colour, I could actually get him on board with this project. I thought it would be perfect to paint up to our dado rail in our living room, which is half way up the wall. It’s a north-facing room, and consequently doesn’t have the best light, so this could be the best of both worlds.
With my previous “chickening out” in mind, I went from thought to action in about a week. Kane hates it when I rush into things, but I needed to get this done before I decided to keep things white and neutral again. We used Marble Green from Valspar, which I had seen on a couple of accounts on Instagram. It’s such a gorgeous shade, and I love how it varies depending on how the light is.
One of the things I was slightly worried about, was whether it would actually go with all my furniture. I’m usually very much a grey, white and pink person, but green has slotted in pretty well. I love a pink|green combination, so I shopped around the home to make it all work.
And honestly? I absolutely love it. I’m pleased I waited and got the shade exactly right. I couldn’t be happier with the colour, and despite what they say about darker rooms looking smaller, it seems to have opened up the room somehow. It makes all my furniture “pop”, and has pulled everything together.
Get the look:
What do you think of my updates? Do you have any interior projects planned for 2019?
*I was kindly provided with the paint free of charge for review. Thank you to Valspar and all the brands who support The Tetbury House.