There are certain things about living in an old apartment that you simply can’t avoid like dreaded “popcorn” ceiling or a ceiling fan straight out of the 1970’s. Unfortunately, I speak from personal experience. There are other things however that you can personalize even if the architectural details are slim to none, like a good coat of paint or an accent wall. So, I’m partnering with Valspar to paint an accent wall in my dining room using their new premium Valspar® Reserve™ paint.
In a room that gets a lot of traffic, and the occasional cocktail or food splatter, it’s a good idea to use a paint that is washable and stain + scrub resistant, don’t you agree? Plus I am all for a paint that goes on in one coat with no need for primer. Shouldn’t all paint be paint + primer in one? Just saying.
Now back to the room! After moving into our small apartment almost one year ago, I quickly painted the entire living room/dining room area bright white. It was an immediate update to the space and elevated our little apartment from its original outdated apartment-cream color to a clean and dare-I-say almost new appearance. But let’s face it, while white is bright and beautiful it can also feel cold, bare, and a little unfinished.
So with fall on its way, I’m ready to add a bit more color and warmth to our dining room space. Valspar has such a huge selection of colors, over 3,000 to be exact (I asked), but I decided on a bold “Greek” blue called Azure Jazz.
As Elle Décor calls the color “The blue of the Mediterranean, and the tops of the churches in Santorini,” yes, I can live with that! The combination of crisp white and rich Mediterranean blue feels modern yet inviting and who knows, it might just inspire a bit more wine drinking and Mediterranean style dining around here.
So with the color picked, I asked my friend Alisa to come help me paint. Next week I’m unveiling the finished room and a fun little video of our painting process. And yes, we certainly celebrated our hard work with a glass of wine. So stay tuned for that! Until then, what do you think of Mediterranean blue? Have you ever painted a bold, bold color in your home?
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