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Saved 3/18/10 to Su Casa

After: My Dark Chocolate Living Room


Although linens, tans and grays were all I could think about, I found inspiration in a magazine to test out chocolate brown in my living room. Some of you guys suggested I try a rust color to bring out the hues in my rug under my ottoman but I couldn't handle hanging in a room begging for longhorn décor. My light blue lamps and curtains had me thinking about blue or gray but I thought the room needed some punch instead of more calm colors. I tested out five different shades of tans and beiges but it was the deep brown chip titled "Barista" that got me excited to start painting. Two days later, it was up on the walls and I just can't get enough. To make it pop, I touched up the trim and made the whole place look brand new! Now it's time to add some punchy pillows — coral?

After: My Dark Chocolate Living RoomBefore: Windows During the DayBefore: Fireplace During the Day After: Fireplace During the DayAfter: Side of the Room DayAfter: Fireplace at NightAfter: Front Windows at Night
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TiVo TiVo 3 years 44 weeks
Wow! Want that!
itownsend itownsend 4 years 25 weeks
I love the result - warm, luscious and inviting!
ljl765 ljl765 4 years 26 weeks
I love this!! After years of white walls I experimented with taupes now I've seen what rich dark color can do..amazing!!
mrb929 mrb929 4 years 26 weeks
Thanks! It's Benjamin Moore's Barista!
SanDiegoLove SanDiegoLove 4 years 26 weeks
What brand is the paint? I love that color?
mianakao mianakao 4 years 26 weeks
GOOOOOOOORGEOUS. Very nice work, mrb929! The color palette is so lush and luxurious and welcoming. I definitely agree with your vision here, and I'm so happy you shared it! :)