Friday, March 14, 2014

Chocolate Cocoon!

Last Sunday, I had my master bedroom walls painted chocolate, more specifically Sherwin Williams Coconut Husk.  The original wall color (SW Latte) was on my walls for 8 years.  I must have a thing for chocolate walls.  This is the third house that I've lived in and in all 3 houses I've painted my master bedroom a chocolate color--not the exact same color, but the walls were chocolate.  But, I think this is the darkest hue I have used so far.

The color change occurred because I purchased a new comforter that has chocolate in the fabric.  I normally do all my own painting, but I realize that I am not as young as I use to be and no longer find the idea of climbing up and down a 7 foot ladder fun.  So, I paid the guys who originally painted my house when it was under construction to paint my bedroom.  Two guys, two ladders, two coats of paint, and in three hours my room was done.  Even though my walls are chocolate, I still consider it a neutral, just a darker neutral.  I'll still be able to use my other comforters with the new color.  I LOVE it!!  I like my sleeping space to be pitch black--even when  I travel.  If I can't control the light, I sleep with blinders to block the light.

Here is what my bedroom looked like before the color change:

And here is the after:

The room looks the most beautiful in the morning hours.  My bedroom faces the east so I get the morning sun through the windows.  As the day progresses, the color appears darker.  At night, I feel as if I am in a cocoon.  I actually think I sleep better with the darker walls.  Now, on to my next project..... 

1 comment:

  1. Nice color. Even the name is cool... coconut husk. I also love your new comforter and those beautiful pillows and shams.