I admit it. I was wrong. Darn it, and there I was thinking I was on top of my decorating game by telling everyone to just paint their walls white. Easy peasy, right? Well, not so fast, Blanche. I still love white walls 😆 . BUT! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with color if that is what you prefer. You just got feel it in your gut, ya know? I still don’t feel it in my gut to go painting every wall a bright color, but an accent wall…oooo doggy. Let’s do it! Presenting our “Stairway Dark Gray Accent Wall”. Actually, I guess you can say there are 2 accent walls.
Below you’ll see the stairs 9 years ago when we moved in. I fell in love with their craftsmanship and thought maybe we would add a runner, or paint the steps white, but I had no idea how far we would actually go with them. It seems, I just keep going further, and further. I think I may even be obsessed with these stairs.
In our home there are 4 sections of steps just like this…
They lead to the upstairs, and our walk-out basement. They really are the very first thing you view when you walk into our home, and the last thing you look at when you escape. What do you think of the “pineapple” finial? Well, we’ll have to talk about that later because I want to show you the painted dark gray accent walls…
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The photo above is looking at the staircase from the main floor family room. The foyer is there to the right where the dark navy rug is. You can see our homemade sidelight shutters there, too.
The photo below is looking down (be careful, don’t get dizzy) from the second floor where we have 4 bedrooms & the “Teen Salon Hang Out“. We recently added the colorful runner on this section of steps after already having it on the section in the above photo for a few months. We kind of procrastinated with that because it was a lot of work removing the old runner we had there. I’m happy to finally have them both covered with the same runner.
Aren’t the colors divine together? The bright pink, blue & purples compliment the wood tones in the steps, and the gray settles it all down and adds a touch of modern. The gold gallery wall is meant to be on a diagonal just for fun, and the gold adds a poof of glam.
Here’s the runner if interested in more details…
So, what do you think about the gray color we painted the 2 walls? I can’t get enough of it. I really really like it. I think it adds depth, and really brings out the colors in the runner. I love how the gold pops on it, too.
I picked out the gray paint color with my husband. It’s called Binary Star and it’s produced by Behr Ultra. We used 2 coats in satin sheen.
Kitty Boo Boo (AKA Forest our rescue cat) above doesn’t care about the paint, but he does appreciate a soft runner under his belly.
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