One quick project I worked on last week was to paint the niche in our dining room. I just used a sample can of Sherwin Williams’ Urbane Bronze to make the niche stand out a bit. This is a perfect spot for a dark, moody accent wall. The rest of our house has very light walls, and I wanted to go with something bold.
I wanted something dark, but I thought true black would be too stark with the black and white curtains and the black dining table. I have read about this color, Urbane Bronze, on several blogs, and it seems to be the perfect deep brown/charcoal grey/light black color. I like how it contrasts a bit with the curtains. I think it grounds the space and makes it sort of masculine and cozy.
I love the way the bar cart looks against the darker paint. I still have some styling to do with the bar cart, and you can see the beginnings of what will be an eclectic gallery wall in the niche. More to come on that black and white piece (hint: it’s framed wallpaper)! Here is a before and after…
Updated Dining Room To-Do List:
lightingRug or no rug?
piece of furniture for niche
Paint the wall of the niche space or leave as is?Window coverings for the front two windows
Finish styling the bar cart
Eclectic gallery wall in niche
Have a dinner party!