We painted the laundry room… and oh. my. gawd.
It’s so good.
(ignore the unpainted areas – they’ll be covered with trim, cabinetry, etc.)
The room, as a whole, is a bit of a disaster still, but let’s focus on the walls.
The color is Ben Moore’s Summer Nights. It’s a tealish/navyish/peacock blue… Yes, that. And it’s perfect. We went back and forth for quite some time, weighing out all the possible paint selections. On our must have list: something dark, something moody, non-neutral, and it had to have that ‘bam’ factor. Check, check, check, and check.
My instincts had been telling me to go navy ever since I pinned this pic, over a year ago. But after painting our guest bath in Hale Navy, I thought it was a little boring to use the same color. Weird side note – after finally recognizing that teal was the way to go, we realized that Summer Nights was our second color choice for the bathroom. So, we figure the odds are good that we’ll still love it in yet another year.
And I’m such a sucker for paint colors that change tones throughout the day, and this one does just that. In the early morning it looks the most like a true teal, in the afternoon it’s more of a dark teal with hints of navy, and at night, under artificial lighting, it’s almost a dark royal blue. I’m obsessed with it.
As for the process, last time we checked in we’d just wrapped up drywall and were ready to get our paint on. We started with one coat of primer and then three coats of Sherwin Williams Duration in a satin finish. Yes, three. Our go to paint is SW Harmony, but this particular color required an ultradeep base, so Duration was the only way to go. I’ll just say that it wasn’t my best paint experience. Not the worst (by far), I just expected less than three coats on top of priming. Maybe I’m just not used to painting in such vibrant hues. Either way.. I think I’m going to expand my paint brand horizons next time.
Psst- The flooring is officially installed! Can’t wait to share the deets