The Shack: Our Little Poconos Getaway and Choosing Paint Colors for a Teen Boy’s Bedroom (Post #37)

We’re getting very near to the big reveal of Grady’s bedroom at The Shack. I’ve already shared some of the furniture and it’s placement, the window treatment fabrics, and the bedding. Now it’s time to talk paint colors.

The Shack Upstairs Bedroom with Lavender Walls and Border 2

BEFORE: The view upon entering this upstairs bedroom is of the window wall. The room was painted a pale lavender color with a purple floral wallpaper border. This room had such a tired and dated feel.

I definitely want to keep this room feeling bright.  It’s not a large space, and there’s only one window in the room.  Plus, now that we’ve taken the nasty ceiling fan down, there’s no overhead lighting either.  But I do want to inject a little oomph into the color scheme.  So I decided I’d like to use an accent wall.  Accent walls are great for creating a focal point and using strong color without committing to all four walls.  Since the bed will placed on the right hand wall, I definitely want to make a statement to draw you into the room.  I’m thinking a board and batten wall, like these examples I found on Pinterest:

Board and Batten Wall 1Board and Batten Wall 2Board and Batten Wall 3

Board and Batten Wall 4

Above are some inspiration photos I found of simple Board and Batten accent walls. All four of these Board and Batten Wall images can be found on my ‘Mountain House’ Pinterest folder. Just click on the link below and you can go visit them yourself!

Click here to be taken to Robinson Interiors ‘Mountain House’ Pinterest folder

I’ve decided to paint the ceiling white, and three of the walls a very pale warm grey called Simple White by Sherwin Williams (SW7021) which I’ve already used in some other parts of The Shack.  The Board & Batten accent wall will be a very bold blue called Down Pour by Sherwin Williams (SW6516).  It’s bright and vibrant, but very masculine and bold.

I think these colors are the perfect choice for Grady’s teen bedroom at The Shack.  Next time I’ll share the process that went into installing the Board & Batten.  Once that’s done and the walls are painted, we’ll be ready to move the furniture into place and it’ll be time to share the finished space!!  I can’t wait.

Painting the Walls and Installing Trim Teen Boys Bedroom at The Shack

So here’s a final peek at the progress we’re making on Grady’s bedroom at The Shack. You can see we’ve installed some simple white molding at the ceiling, and some fresh new white window casing. Three walls are painted in Sherwin Williams Simple White and the accent wall is painted in Sherwin Williams Down Pour. The photo shows the boards being painted and prepped for our bright blue board and batten accent wall. I’ll share more about that next time!

There’s still a lot more to share with you, so I hope you’ll stick around as I post the before and afters in our little Poconos mountain house. Until then, make sure to like Robinson Interiors on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter, and DO stay tuned for future updates on The Shack!

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