After trying 10 grays and 6 whites, I've thankfully decided on all my colors for the new apartment, save the bedroom for which I'm still waiting to receive my sample of Pink Ground.
Today I thought I'd share with you my pick for the living room. The bold, the beautiful, the "aggressive," as my friend put it, Down Pipe from Farrow & Ball. Grant first tipped me off to the color and though I didn't love it at first, after staring at if for days, I've had a complete change of heart.
Originally I thought it had too much of a teal undertone as I looked at the sample on my south facing (hence lots of light) dining room wall. Then I had the clever ideal of trying it in my west facing living room that is sorta dark and intimate. And that made all the difference in the world.
Down Pipe is truly a handsome color and my dark living room needed a color strong enough to hold its own. I know that's a funny way to describe a paint color, but it's vibrancy certainly packs a punch.
Instead of fighting my natural light deprived living room, I've decided to embrace that feature and go extra moody in there. Of course, I'll lighten up the space with lots of light colored furniture and ambient lighting.
I have Pedro the Painter coming over to give me an estimate tomorrow - can't wait to finally get all these gorgeous colors up on my walls!
*via AB Chao and google images