Painting the TV wall – part 1

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Painting the TV wall – part 1

I love white walls, but the current set-up where our TV screen is on a white wall, just doesn’t work. The TV jumps out and becomes the focal point of the wall, and let’s face it, the screen really isn’t much to look at.  As a result, that side of the room just looks a bit empty and boring. So something needs to be done.

There are few issues with this particular wall. First of all, we have a door to the right of the screen opening onto the TV wall, and that means that some hiding options are not possible (like creating a sliding panel in front of the screen). There is also cupboard space below the screen which means that I can’t put any units etc under the screen.

To make the screen less obvious and to make that end of the room a bit more interesting, I have decided I should paint the wall behind the screen a much darker colour – not all of it, just the bit above the cupboards. When the wall is painted with a darker colour, the screen shouldn’t jump out as much as it does now. The dark colour should also give depth to the room. I would also hope that watching a movie will benefit from a darker wall, as there won’t be a stark white contrast around the screen.

This is what the wall currently looks like:

(and before you ask, it’s me taking a photo with my phone that you see in the screen, not me drinking vodka straight out of a bottle, holding it with two hands like my life depended on it 😀 )

Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior DesignI knew from the beginning what I wanted: a black wall. And Farrow & Ball had just the right black, called Off Black. It’s a soft black and I like it because there is no cool blue in it. Here’s a mock-up of what it would look like:

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I also looked at other options, just out of curiosity. I absolutely adore the Miz Azure Green from Little Green, but the colour is too rich to fit the style of our house. If our house was more mid-century modern, this would definitely be my choice. Looks absolutely stunning!:

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I also like very much the Dock Blue from Little Green, but unfortunately blue doesn’t really go with the rest of our interior. Looks great though:

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If you want to paint your walls, but are not quite sure which colour to choose, editing photos is an easy way of trying different colours, rather than just trying to imagine what the outcome looks like. There are lots of free digital photo editing software available and then YouTube tutorials to guide you through them.

Anyhow, I’m off to buy some paint!

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