Asked on Mar 25, 2015

What color should I paint headboard and walls?

Sloaner Gal
by Sloaner Gal
I have painted my bedside tables with Annie Sloan Provence and covered a foot stool with a great fabric. I need advice on what colour to paint my recently acquired Georgian headboard as well as my bedroom walls -any advice would be helpful
Recently acquired headboard
Side tables done in provence
  10 answers
  • Charlie Charlie on Mar 25, 2015
    I would add some yellow and white to this room.
  • TwoPlusCute TwoPlusCute on Mar 26, 2015
    How about, light grey on the walls and the headboard on the color of the small flowers on the fabric of your stool?
  • Desert Jewel Desert Jewel on Mar 26, 2015
    The finish looks good I would use as is and do walls in a small floral print wallpaper and then pull out the colors to make or buy curtains and pillows maybe with some contrasting ribbon or crochet edging!
  • Country Design Home Country Design Home on Mar 26, 2015
    Hi Mary Beth! The colors in your pics are a little muted- I know that Annie Sloan Provence is a medium depth blue/green color. Since the ottoman appears to have some grey/black in it, then I would paint the headboard a deep charcoal or black. I would paint the walls in a white that has the same blue tones in it to help the painted pieces stand out. This Sea Foam from Benjamin Moore has some teal undertones that would pair nicely with the other colors without being too dark. Chantilly Lace is another color that is a bit "whiter" that would work as well.
    • Sloaner Gal Sloaner Gal on Mar 26, 2015
      Thank you for your input Sue -I have the BM paint chips here and love he sea foam for my walla -and the dark colour you recommend for the headboard confirms my idea of using annie sloan graphite mixed with a bit of old white -thanks so much for your help
  • Meme Walker Meme Walker on Mar 26, 2015
    I would do the walls in a soft gray and the headboard in Annie Sloan Graphite. Then, find a rug with all three colors!
  • Kathy Friston Collier Kathy Friston Collier on Mar 26, 2015
    The headboard painted in a soft distressed yellow.
  • Stacy Guttowsky Ruhlig Stacy Guttowsky Ruhlig on Mar 26, 2015
    Yes a light pastel yellow would look great together with those other colors
  • ...I was going to suggest the AS paint that Sue@ Country Design Homes suggested ! Or a darker Graphite color...:) I see a few comments suggesting yellow, however I think the colors suggested by Sue are classic, and will add elegance to your room. :)
  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Mar 17, 2022

    Why not paint this the same as your bedside stands?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 31, 2023

    You could leave headboard as is. Use a floral wallpaper on the wall behind the bed.