New Paint Color for the Bedroom

New Paint Color for Bedroom - Marty's Musings 

My DIY hubby Tim and I have been on a roll since the first of the year. First of all, we reorganized and cleaned out the storage building where our Christmas decorations are stored.

Then we (mostly me) started in on my craft room makeover (see my inspiration here). I didn’t even finish that project before we started in on our bedroom.

We have been in our home for 23 years and have gone from royal blue to tan to this goldish color in the master bedroom.

To fully appreciate this room I have to show you a before picture. The walls were done with venetian plaster, a decorative coating system.

Almost everything in this room was thrifted or given to us. (You can see just a hint of what I’m going to be using for my new bedding.)

New Paint Color for Bedroom - Marty's Musings

I truly loved this paint for about five of the last ten years. It did, however, have the annoying quality of attracting dust that would create a film on top of the paint. Not good.

Y’all it’s been a long five years!

New Paint Color for Bedroom - Marty's Musings

There’s nothing like getting snowed in to start a DIY project!

As always, we go to our trusty BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Paint for the new paint color for the bedroom makeover.

New Paint Color for Bedroom - Marty's Musings

It was so exciting to watch the room change before my very eyes!

My initial idea was to use a darker shade of gray for an accent wall (similar to this one Tim did for our daughter Rachel and her husband).

New Paint Color for Bedroom - Marty's Musings

However, at this point I was not grooving on the accent wall. There didn’t seem to be enough distinction between the two colors.

My husband does NOT like it when his beautiful paint job has a hiccup in it. Me! 

New Paint Color for Bedroom - Marty's Musings

So at 10 pm that night we decided to try and rearrange the furniture and see if it was possible to make this small room seem bigger.

Guess what? After 23 years with the furniture in the we found a solution and a whole new transformation began.

Alas, that did mean Tim had to repaint the accent wall to match the others. Oops. Sorry about that one.  

New Paint Color for Bedroom - Marty's Musings 

The gray looks stunning and totally changes the feel of the room.

New Paint Color for Bedroom - Marty's Musings

Just for a teaser, this is the look I’m going for in the rest of the room. Doesn’t the gray look amazing?

There are so many projects in this makeover and I can’t wait to show the final reveal!

 New Paint Color for Bedroom - Marty's Musings

You can read more from my DIY hubby with Tips on Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting 101: Tips on Painting Kitchen Cabinets

 How to Avoid a Paint Can Mess

Simple Trick to avoid a Paint Can Mess from Marty's Musings

 Exterior Painting Tips

Painting 101: Exterior Painting Tips 

Want to see more of the Behr products that we use and love? Check out the Colorfully, Behr blog which is about all things color through the eyes of Erika Woelfel, Director of Color at BEHR Paints. Or hook up with Behr through their social media:


Our BEHR DIY Expert prompt this month was to add some romance to our bedroom with a little bit of sprucing up. We obviously nailed this one, and I couldn’t be more pleased.

Behr and I would love to see your projects. Share them here in the comments or tweet them @BEHRPaint.

 ***Paint color is BEHR Premium Plus Ultra, Interior Eggshell Enamel, Pewter  Mug 770E-3.

Disclosure: I was provided with Behr product, but the opinions expressed are all my own (and my hubby’s!) 


  1. Yes, your room really does look amazing! I can’t wait to see the finished product!

  2. Marty, I can’t wait to see your bedroom. Wow…long time to have everything the same. You guys aren’t gonna know what to do when you go in that space! :)

    • We didn’t have any spare income for about 20 years so that’s probably why we didn’t change anything! Plus we had no time with raising 5 kids and homeschooling. Maybe that’s why I’m so excited with the changes!

  3. We are big fans of Behr, as well. Our last house was painted entirely with Behr, inside AND out! Your gray looks great!

  4. This is a lovely color, what a change! Can’t wait to see what is next.

  5. I’ve seen the makeover in person — and it is stunning. Such a wonderful change. And contrary to what Laura commented, I don’t think you guys are going to have any trouble figuring out what to do in there. I’m talking about watching “24,” of course!

  6. Hi Marty…love the grey….it looks wonderful. Would you mind telling me the brand and color??? xoxoxo Christine from Little Brags

    • Hi, Christine. I just went back and highlighted the paint color to make it more accessible. It’s listed at the bottom of the post: Paint color is BEHR Premium Plus Ultra, Interior Eggshell Enamel, Pewter Mug 770E-3. Have a great day!

  7. Pamela Bennett says:

    I too would love to know the name and brand of
    the colour. Love the room

  8. What an incredible transformation (and a very patient husband lol)! I’m moving towards gray these days, too. So tired of the tan/gold thing. I really love the color that you chose and that dresser make-over is pretty fantastic, too!

  9. Shirley says:

    Super choice, I love the color. Thanks for sharing.

    God Bless

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