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Today is the day.
The day the angels sing and the birds chirp in three-part harmony and brilliant vivid hues burst forth in glorious song and color reigns supreme.
Today is the day to announce the 2020 Sherwin-Williams® Color of the Year.
I never miss a color of the year or chance to makeover a room.
Like this one.
And this one.
Or a piece of furniture like this one and this one.
And this incredible project that’s been featured in several publications, including HGTV Magazine.
All those colors. All those rooms. All those furniture makeovers.
I’ve loved them each and every one.
But now? There’s a new color in town. One I used to transform my dining room into one of my favorite projects I’ve ever done.
Buckle up buttercup. Here’s a little before and after.
Here’s what the dining room looked like when we moved into the house. I’m not sure what color the previous owners had painted it.
Here’s the other side of the space.
After we moved in, we painted the room Mindful Gray SW 7016.
I liked it, but it felt too much like the farmhouse.
I wanted to make this room feel different.
So we changed it again and painted it Extra White SW 7006.
It was pretty and I loved the colors in the new painted dining room, but it felt kind of like the living room. I wanted it to be a little more dramatic and create a space that was different from the rest of the house. When I grew up here, this room was painted a deep maroon and I wanted to return it back to its roots.
I discovered the 2020 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year.
Can you believe it? NAVAL. I literally applauded when I heard it. I LOVE NAVAL. I already use it in the house. I’ve painted the back of a bookcase Naval and the boys’ room upstairs is Naval. And when I heard the color? I immediately KNEW THE DIRECTION FOR THE DINING ROOM.
Are you ready?
Here’s the before one more time:
Here’s the entrance to the room when you open the French doors.
And here’s the after.
Nice to meet you.
And the award for the MOST DRAMATIC NEW ROOM goes to my dining room.
It all started with the beautiful 2020 Color of the Year.
Isn’t it the prettiest blue you have ever seen?
It makes the room feel so rich and warm and welcoming and relaxing.
You can see the tone of the color here.
We used Emerald Interior to paint the walls Naval SW 6244. We also used Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel to paint the trim Extra White SW 7006. The colors pair perfectly together.
It took three coats to cover the space because I went from white to dark.
The rug in the new dining room is the same rug that I used in this project. I fell in love with it when we were planning my sister-in-law’s space and I knew it would be the perfect foundation for the room.
I also sold the farmhouse table from the previous room on Facebook Marketplace and made enough money to almost redo the entire room.
I found the dining room table at a thrift store for $40.
It was 75% off because one of the legs was broken. We brought it home and completely refurbished it and fixed the legs. Then I recovered the chairs with this fabric that I used long ago to make curtains at the farmhouse.
The original curtains worked perfectly in the space along with the sideboard and the lamps and mirror.
I replaced the plates on the back wall with these floral sketches in blue and white.
The chairs at the end of the table were replaced with the blue and white striped chairs with buttons on the back.
It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but the walls have a plaster finish with a striae effect that’s created by dragging a comb through the plaster when it’s wet.
When the room was white, you couldn’t really see the striae effect.
But now? With the navy paint? It creates shadows and gives the room a depth that’s both classic and timeless.
I’m having my first party tomorrow.
I’ve got the room ready and the table is set and the candles are lit.
The room is ready for it’s close up as it’s vivid hues burst forth in glorious song.
Glorious, wonderful amazing color reigns supreme.
Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.
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