We moved into a house, I painted the guest room Benjamin Moore 234 before we moved in - figured it a neutral color. Came out a bit darker than I wanted, but overall it works. Purchased a headboard (Restoration Hardware Latham in Army Duck Sand color) off Craigslist. It looked much lighter online and outside. When I got it home it looks to be almost the color of the walls, but not quite. It doesn't look good at all. I got an awesome deal on the headboard, found bedding I like with the headboard and wall color. So, here is where I need advice. Should I repaint the room so the headboard doesn't look so yucky against the headboard or should I just paint one wall (the one the headboard is on) as an accent wall. If I paint one wall - what color? Would you go a lighter tone? If I go dark it would really make the room darker, which I don't want, and it's not a huge room, so that wall is the first you see and would come in on you quick. I've posted my stuff below for reference. Oh, I know, I know - painting should be the last thing you do when decorating a room! I went against what I know.
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It's nice to have all the painting finished before moving in, isn't it? I'm sorry that the color didn't work for you. I think an accent wall would look great behind the head of the bed. I think you could go with a much lighter version of your current color or perhaps a shade of green (or blue) that's in your bedding. The green doesn't have to be an exact match.
Frankly, I think you are going to need to paint the room over. Decide on your bedding first and then pick the paint color. With all due respect to Gracie, I would not paint an accent wall even though it sounds easier. You will still have the color issue you do now. And accent walls are a trend whose time has come and gone.
Good for you for discovering the problem was the paint. It's just paint! Here's what I would probably do: I would re-paint the 3 walls a light beige or even ivory but the headboard wall I'd make a deep taupe color kind of like BM Stardust http://www.benjaminmoore.com/e...color/stardust
Below the color, you can see swatches that go well with it. See the ivory and beige tones? Those are the ones I meant for the other 3 walls. It will be beautiful. And remember -- dark walls are not what make a room dark. Improper lighting is what does it. Make sure to take advantage of good light and you'll be fine. Looks like it will be a really nice room. Good luck!