For a very long time now I have wrestled with wall color for our master bedroom. It is difficult for me to confidently make a decision as I am always second-guessing myself. At the same time, I am also trying to select appropriate drapery panels for this room.
Would you like to join me in this on-going journey that has come in and out of my life for the last 2 years? If so, please read on.
In all the research I have done on this topic, I am leaning toward drapery panels that closely match the wall color.
Like what you see in this living room:
It shows a clean & crisp look to the room. The drapery panels are a nice complement to the space but do not scream for attention.
The bedroom below is a great example of allowing the draperies to play second fiddle to the accessories and colors that accent the space.
A tailored and less-fussy look is a prime example in the following photo.
I do like a monochromatic look.
I like how red accents pop in this environment.
Dark furniture set amongst a monochromatic palette as shown below, is a design style I like very much.
After all this research, I learned that it is best to purchase your draperies first before selecting wall color.
I've had my eye on velvet drapery panels in order to achieve a serene and soft look to our room.
I love velvet for it's softness that it provokes you to rub your hands over it again and again. And it brings another layer of texture in the room amongst the fabrics on the bed, pillows and ottoman.
Once I make a selection, I will need to find a wall color that resembles the drapery panels in a monochromatic fashion.
Or perhaps color-match it at the paint store. We will see.
As I have searched for drapery panels to my liking, I kept in the back of my mind what Barbara Barry suggested in an article I read not so long ago. And that is you do not want your drapery panels to look like a prom dress.
Bottom line: No prom dresses for this bedroom. Just layers of textures in a monochromatic scheme. And I hope to get there one day very soon.