The Southern Belle and Big Cat are getting a few pieces of furniture that I have collected just for them. A sewing cabinet turned into a beverage station for their awesome screened in porch. The next time we venture up to North Carolina I am going to take pictures of their back yard space. It is amazing.
Big Cat is a die hard Georgia Southern fan so navy for the cabinet was an easy decision. Navy blue. Not the bright sailboat blue the original beverage station is. I also decided to make a bar cabinet for them. They have a small dining space but entertain a lot so any space that they could use to hold glasses, bottles and things that don’t fit in their limited cabinet space. The interior of their home is also navy along with creams browns, and tons of natural fibers. Want to see it? I took pictures last fall Click Here. The cabinet is going to be navy too.
Hubby went to Coldspring without me. We went together to pick our paint, so there is no blame here. We are just learning that navy blue is a tricky color. The first color was WAAAAY too vibrant. Hubby sent the picture to me and TSB. I will bet she almost had a stroke.
The cabinet door confirmed my suspicion that we needed a color change.
Hubby went back to town ( 30 minutes one way) to get a darker color.
Here are the results:
Here is the cabinet in a darker shade:
I am not sure I love it, but I am withholding judgement until we go back to the Garagemahal. I am guessing that a coat of black glaze will tone it down. Hope, hope. I love the 1970’s vibe of the cabinet.
I will let you know about the paint. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
5 thoughts on “Choosing “The Right” Navy Blue is Hard”
I love the color! So rich.
I love it too. The projects are almost complete.
lolve it. I also went to the store to pick a french blue, which looks like the color in the photo. but ended up with a baby blue. when it dried, it was a soft baby blue, not what I wanted. So, back to the store, found a stain, minwax Island Water.
Blue is such a tricky color and it is hard to photograph, too. Good luck. I am trying some colored stain soon in our lake house bedroom.