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Choosing a Fireplace Paint Color

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With Halloween right around the corner, we are officially in spooky season. I'm not going to lie, and I don't have any real strong feelings regarding Halloween. Yes, I absolutely love the candy aspect of the holiday, but dressing up is not really for me. 

Regardless of my feelings towards Halloween, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the black paint color I chose to use in my master bedroom on the fireplace I built. 

I decided my bedroom was missing something. It was kind of like a full face of makeup but no mascara. It looked off. So of course, my mind immediately goes to:" What can I build" rather than "Can I add a new decorative pillow to the bed?" I rarely ever take the easy approach to things.

I determined that a fireplace would be the perfect solution to make the space feel a bit cozier. So what did I do? I went straight to building it.

The project took me about 3 weekends to complete. 1 to really plan it all out and gather my materials, 2 to construct and build the structure, and 3 to paint it and button up any finishing touches that needed to be done.

All went super smoothly until I had to decide on a paint color. 

I am a neutral girl who likes light, bright and airy. So one obvious color option I had was Benjamin Moore  Chantilly Lace. It is the perfect white paint color.  

The next color was a long shot to win. I am obsessed with green paint colors at the moment, so I chose Sherwin Williams Rosemary, which is a gorgeous deep dark green.

The final contender was Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black. This is my favorite black paint color. It's the closest to a true black that I have found and it doesn't have any undertones. It is simply perfect. 

These are 3 very different colors, but they all would have worked in my bedroom. 

I ultimately ended up going with Tricorn Black. I felt as though the space could handle the color and the fireplace need something bold. 

All I have to say is I am so thrilled with how the entire project turned out. 

I'm glad I opted to not take the easy route here. The result is well worth the time and effort I put into the project and I am so proud of it.

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Cate Griffing, Glad you finished your project. Do you have any photos to share with us?

Feb 09, 2023 08:21 AM