Tim's Weekend Painting Project: Blue Bookcase &amp TV Wall

Tim's Weekend Painting Project: Blue Bookcase &amp TV Wall

Aaron Able
Jun 11, 2010

LOCATION: Turks & Caicos Islands
PAINT USED: Benjamin Moore | Caribbean Blue Water (2055-30) & Winter Solstice (1605)

For my bookcase and TV wall, my inspiration came from where I live. The ocean here in the Turks & Caicos Islands is made up of an endless amount of blue shades — every day it's many different colors. I had the couch and FLOR tiles already which had two similar shades of blue. So, I searched through my Benjamin Moore fan decks to find just the right blue to go with what I already had. There's no need to pick the same blue — actually I hate doing that. Mixing shades of one color is always more pleasing to the eye.

Ironically, the color I chose is called Caribbean Blue Water (2055-30). When I moved into the loft, everything was stark white — window trim, walls, wood floor upstairs, ceiling, stairs, handrail, etc… So, the blue was the first color I painted since it's the wall I stare at the most with the TV and added some "life" to the apartment.

The base coat for all the walls is Winter Solstice (1605) which provides a clean, modern, muted base for the entire space. It warms up the otherwise stark home and makes the stairs and trim really pop.

The blue wall took me just one weekend to paint. The most challenging part was taping out all of the back panels so I didn't get paint on the part of the bookshelves that was staying white. Craning your neck to get into a little cubby is quite difficult. When I was doing this project, I wished I had taken up yoga.

Thanks Tim!

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