We loved the dark walls in Rudy's old nursery (below) but we have been choosing light and airy wall colours in this house and a dark room (although very serene and relaxing) wouldn't quite fit.
We love the soft pink we chose for Rudy's "big girl" room and I love the way the lighter walls accent the sloped ceiling without making the room feel claustrophobic. We thought we'd want a colour just as light but decided on a more neutral theme.
Here's a photo of the nursery that I took the day we moved in. The room has a lot of floor space but the sloped ceilings made it best suited as a child's room. The dark navy wallpaper made the space feel much smaller than it really was and the stucco ceilings were begging to be smoothed.
We had a crew smooth the ceilings and prime the walls. We decided we wanted a light grey wall colour. We chose to stick with a Farrow and Ball colour, since they are highly pigmented and often change beautifully with the light.
We tested our favourite warm greys: Cornforth White, Dimpse, Ammonite, Elephant's Breath and Blackened. In the end, we opted for Ammonite, which seemed like a good backdrop for the light wood and blue accents we had in mind.
More nursery photos coming soon but here's a quick look: