Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lacquered Walls...Light vs. Dark

I need your opinion today! My house has been turned upside down this week as all the rooms that previously donned dated, horribly ugly wallpaper are now being prepped and textured to get painted. I originally thought lacquered walls were out of the question due to a crazy high quote, but after talking to my contractor yesterday it seems they may be back in the picture. Woo hoo! Fingers crossed, waiting on him to throw me a number today.

So, the question is light paint vs. dark paint? 





I love, love the look of the deep, saturated blue tones but here's my dilemma...my dining room is tiny. Every time I show someone the color I'm considering, I get a nose crinkle. Do I heed the crinkle or push forward and show them how pretty it'll be in the end?

To refresh your memory, here's our dining room a few days after we moved in. In its current state, the wallpaper is gonzo, along with the drapes and the chairs have been sold. Pretty much a blank slate now.

One wall is solid mirror so there will only be 3 walls painted. I remember thinking it felt like a breath of fresh air when I took the dark paper out so that's what has me second guessing going with a dark paint color. Did I feel that way because it was a color/pattern I didn't like or is the room too small to handle the darkness? 

Okay, now it's your turn...what do you think? Light or dark?


6 comments:

pam {simple details} said...

This is too funny, I debated FOREVER if I should go light or dark in my bedroom! The drama of a dining room with blue lacquered walls is hard to resist, I certainly think the room can handle it with all the windows and the mirrored wall. But then when I scroll down and see that fresh white, oh my! Helpful beyond words, I know! :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

dark! the gloss will help it feel lighter, especially with the mirrors!

Anonymous said...

Dark!

Melissa Clark said...

I lOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of dark!!!! Drama in the dining room rocks!!! That chandelier will stand out and look so cool!!!! You have mirrors on one wall and windows on the other! I say roll with it!!!!! Can't wait to see it!!!!

Melissa Clark said...

I lOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of dark!!!! Drama in the dining room rocks!!! That chandelier will stand out and look so cool!!!! You have mirrors on one wall and windows on the other! I say roll with it!!!!! Can't wait to see it!!!!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Hi Dana! I love this question because I did go dark with my dining room as I wanted my medium/dark furniture to blend in more making the room look larger. It paid off! You have a ton of light and mirrors which will reflect more light so I think your room could handle dark colors. Good luck!

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