Picking new colours when decorating, for me, has always been hard work. Considering 80% of my work is about colours and painting faces I should be great at it but I always seemed to lack the confidence when painting walls. I knew I would want a bold and strong colours, but somehow I always took the safe route, until recently. It was my husband who gave me a great lesson in being brave with colours. Visualise what you want to achieve, pick the colour, commit to it and you won’t regret it.
After living with our bedroom for a couple of years, I decided it was just lacking the personality of the rest of the house. I always loved light airy bedrooms but I thought ours was a little colonial with its pale furniture and it just seemed to be missing something. After doing our usual research in magazines I was leaning towards the idea of French navy. With my usual issues I thought it would feel cold but actually once it was painted, it wraps around you and feels strangely warm. Painting a set of drawers and changing the handles made it feel more interesting and finished it off. We love being in the navy at The Grown Up Edit.
Old colour scheme