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HELP! Paint the ceiling aqua in north facing rooms?

6 years ago
last modified: 6 years ago

We have a small cottage with north facing living room and kitchen with small windows. It’s naturally dark so we painted the walls SW Alabaster which brightened things up.

However it feels lifeless in all white. We like the idea of a blue ceiling but every soft blue (Palladia, rainwashed, window pane, swept away, tidewater etc) comes out dingy gray...a bummer since we aren’t fans of dark colors.

BM Forget me not is the first that actually looks true to shade but I’m worried it’s too aqua for our farmhouse style.

Is this a bad idea or should I go with something else (not blue?) to bring color into the room? Or should I give up and learn to live with the white?

BM Forget me not is the bright blue second from the bottom on the right.

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