Before & After: Darina Breaks the Rules with a Stylish Bedroom Paint Project
Darina had plans to create a farmhouse aesthetic in her family’s home in Murrieta, CA, but after moving in, she realized her space would be better suited by natural accents and earthy tones. Those improv skills made us think that she’d be open to an experimental makeover we envisioned in her master bedroom: a bold paint canopy.
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A paint canopy isn’t your ordinary accent wall. Sure, conventional wisdom advises painting an entire room, or at least an entire wall, but guess what? There’s no such thing as the Paint Police. Darina’s spacious, neutral master was the perfect canvas for a big splash of color in a shape no one would see coming. We only needed to find the right color.
For that, Darina turned to Sherwin-Williams. Their ColorSnap® Visualizer App’s “Instant Paint” feature uses augmented reality (AR) technology to virtually paint your space with a few taps on your smartphone screen, so you can be sure you’ve got the perfect color before ever picking up a paintbrush. Just point your phone at a well-lit wall and start experimenting!
Darina’s final pick, Roycroft Bottle Green SW 2847, perfectly complements her plant-friendly natural color palette. Using her bed as an anchor, we painted a wide strip of this lush, rich green to create a canopy-like effect that captures her greenhouse vibe and adds monstera-sized drama.