Plunge In: My Top 5 Paint Colors for Deep, Moody Walls


Color is a metamorphosis of a space; it is absolutely a complete game changer!  There is nothing you can do to your space that will have more impact than simply painting it.

A great color can influence a person at the deepest level.  It can be calming, inspiring, energizing, comforting, revitalizing.  There are so many reasons to just go for it – plus, it’s the best use of money you will spend on your room transformation (and it doesn’t take much money, either!)

A rich color just turns up the volume on all of those great things; it makes a statement.  A soft color whispers , which is just fine in most spaces but sometimes you need a little bit of energy!   Plus, a pale, non-committal color can be a little... boring.  Even an ugly, sad beige says something to you daily, whether you like it or not (and, sadly, what it usually says is something along the lines of a tired, drawn out whine... and you deserve better than that!) 

Going dark and turning up the intensity is a bold move so you want to get it right.  You need to avoid just being loud and obnoxious - you want the right amount of pigment with the right amount of depth.  Without some maturity, your colors sway drunkenly into ‘fast food joint’ or ‘college girl bedroom’ faster than you can snap the lid back on your paint can.  Let’s stay on the luxurious, amazing side of bold color, okay?

If you have the cajones and are ready to plunge into some real color, here are my top picks for bold, inspiring paint colors that say something great: