I think the room would look so much better if the ceiling was painted white above. Have you seen any ceilings that were painted dark black? When I came back to the office, I had to research black painted ceilings. I do like a darker trey ceiling here, but not black! I think it brings the ceiling down and the look does not feel cozy to me at all:
60% of the room’s color can be the wall color.
30% of the room’s color can be the upholstery/window treatments.
10% of the room’s color is can be an accent piece or a floral arrangement.
I wrote an article here about the 60/30/10 rule if you want to read more. An easy way to understand and remember the rule is to think of it as a man’s suit:
60% of the outfit’s color is the slacks and jacket,
30% of the outfit’s color is the shirt,
10% of the outfit’s color is the tie.
So when a favorite client of mine recently wrote and asked if I could suggest any ideas to help her finish the room after she just received her new custom furniture:
I know her well enough now that when I suggested bringing in navy blue as an accent color, she was happy and excited!
A few common ways to bring in the 10% accent color of navy are accessories such as pillows, picture frames, rugs, lamps, books, trays and vases. I also like to bring in a colored throw in a room to warm it up as well as bringing in the color.
One idea I mentioned that was new to her, was to also bring in a garden seat for her living room in a navy blue: