I feel as if I haven't written about a dark color in a bedroom in so long, and they've so thoroughly pervaded the internet these last few years. One half of this couple needed convincing on this point at first, but not for long. We originally discussed using a soft gray blue, but our test sample looked so dull and Colonial and, well — conventional that we finally moved on.
Ultimately, this is a chic apartment in Chelsea, it receives all that southern light, and it seems like it's what the room wanted.
The color is Mysterious from Benjamin Moore's Affinity collection, which is a deck I'm not used to carrying around with me, but suddenly there it was. It helps, too, that the room has all that light furniture, plus windows and doors to break up the walls and make the color dance.
• Wall - Benjamin Moore Mysterious, AF-565
• Trim - White Dove (looks good with everything)
(Images: Mark Chamberlain)