As we approach Blue Monday (which many say is statistically the most depressing day of the year based on a formula including dreary weather, lack of sun, post-holiday depression and debt), consider adding a bit of new color into your life. Kevin and I were definitely feeling low so we deciding to do a bit of painting and use color to kill the doldrums. We painted our dining room niche using chalkboard paint, now allowing us to make a new piece of “art” each day, or messages to each other.
We also painted the back wall with a light sage color behind our bed which helped to anchor the sleeping nook and also mirror the color of the leaves outside of the bedroom window. We painted the recessed mirror wall in each of the bathrooms, adding depth and transforming the feeling of the space.
We used Benjamin Moore’s Natura paint with no-VOCs, so there was absolutely no smell or off-gassing. It is so great to see that there are so many of the major brands that offer no-VOC paints with a large variety of color options.
We just did a few accent walls. Nothing major, and not time consuming. However, it was an inexpensive and fun way to add some moments of delight through color.