We moved into an old Victorian house this year and just, wow. It is such a stunning home with high ceilings and lots of character. One thing the old owners loved was blue, gray and purple. I love those colors, but in this home, I really wanted to warm things up because in the winter around here, it can get pretty gloomy, and I crave warmth. We started by getting rid of a glittery periwinkle and blue bedroom and choosing a nice warm paint color. See that transformation on my page here.
Transforming the Primary Bathroom
Next, we decided to tackle the primary bathroom with color. At first, I wanted to make sure I brightened everything up with a light color. The original color was a dreary gray complete with custom doors to cover the shower.
Leaning Into the Darkness
But as I thought about it, I realized how little natural light the room gets. That’s when I decided to lean in and go dark and moody. I headed to The Home Depot with a rich green in mind. But as I explored the colors, I suddenly thought to myself, “How about a rich brown with wine undertones?” I couldn’t get it out of my mind! So I brought home two colors to try, Behr Dynasty Pinecone Path (HDC-CL-14) in the matte finish and Behr Dynasty Alpine Trail (N420-7) in the matte finish.
My Final Decision
I swatched both colors on the wall and instantly knew what I was going to choose. The Behr Dynasty Pinecone Path (HDC-CL-14) made my heart skip a beat! This was a perfect, warm chocolatey color with gorgeous bordeaux undertones. And in a matte finish, I knew it would feel like a velvet dream.
Here is what it looked like with the process underway. This paint is fantastic. It covers beautifully in one coat.
The Final Look
Here is the final look. I am obsessed and I don’t want to leave!
The lesson here for me is sometimes instead of fighting against a dark room, you can lean into it and go moody! We absolutely love our stunning moody bathroom!