I have a beautiful Color Spotlight for you guys today that is also a fantastic example of the impact of carrying through a dark moody accent color through a home. This is an easy way to add contrasting drama in a home.
Today’s Color Spotlight is Sherwin Williams Slate Tile, which is one of the prettiest blue/gray deep paint colors because the color has so much depth. I think it’s one of the most versatile darker colors and such a perfect color for strategically accenting focal points in a home.
Let me show you!
One of my favorite homes during the Utah Valley Parade of Homes was house #26, which is a beautiful home designed by Allison Campbell Design and built by Patterson Elite Builders. By the way, this home is for sale if you live in the Utah Valley area!
The design work and craftsmanship of this home was really extraordinary and I especially loved how instead of selecting several different accent colors, they used only one dark color to carry through the home, which as I have talked about in the past is a beautiful way to add pops of drama throughout a home.
This spot below (where I took this picture) is such great example of why selecting one dark moody color works better than using multiple different accent colors. Using only one accent color not only guarantees that the colors will compliment each other but together, the one color has more impact and cohesiveness.
Now, imagine this space (above) with two different dark moody colors. It just wouldn’t have the same beautiful impact. Keep in mind that you can paint a focal door like a sliding barn door in an accent color and keep other doors in the home white. Because the barn door is different than the other doors, it works.
The builder used SW Slate Tile in so many focal spots throughout the home including on a shiplap guest room accent wall:
Just look at the dreamy rich depth of this stunning color.
The also used Slate Tile on the nursery shiplap accent wall. Notice below that the shiplap is going vertical, which I saw several times this year in several of the homes.
The modern sliding barn door to the upstairs bathroom is a beautiful focal point as you come up the stairs and round the corner.
One of the coolest things that they did in this home was to paint the walls 3/4th the way up in the kids bedroom with SW Slate Tile. This was such a great idea and I really loved the drama it brings.
This is a really easy paint treatment to do in a space simply by using tape and a level.
In the basement of this home, there were more pops of SW Slate Tile including on another sliding barn door.
As you head down to the basement, I loved the design of this accent wall painted with…, you guessed it.. SW Slate Tile.
Accent walls and doors are not the only spots to incorporate the dark moody accent color, as you can see below, Slate Tile was used also in downstairs mudroom on the cabinetry. So pretty!
Looking around the Blogosphere, I saw more beautiful and versatile examples of Slate Tile.
I really loved how Lauren from Blesser House (great blog!) used Slate Tile as a whole room color in her pretty laundry room. The color leans cooler because of all of the natural light flooding in.
I always say that a sign of great all-around-paint color is if it looks beautiful in interior spaces and exteriors. Here’s a great example of SW Slate Tile on an exterior.
via Compass Homes
So if you’re looking for a way to add some drama throughout your home, carrying through one dark accent color strategically on focal points in your home is a beautiful way to do it. If you want to see another example of this, I shared a post here, highlighting Benjamin Moore Trout Gray carried through a home.
Also, if you want to see more of this home that I featured here, you can see my UV Parade of Homes recap here. If you do live in the Utah Valley area and you’re looking for a new home, I highly recommend taking a look at this home in the American Fork area. Really amazing! Let me know if you want contact information to find out more from Patterson.
Thanks for stopping by today friends!
Lindsay Skidmore says
I love the SW slate tile as a pop of color. do you know the color of the exterior of the home?
What is the complimenting wall color paint in the nursery?
Nicole Haghdoust says
Hi! What are the complementing colors here?
Gorgeous color, want to use in my mudroom cabinets as well. What is the wall color?
Pamela Downes says
I love this SW Slate Tile color. I am trying to pick a Sherman Williams exterior color for my mid-century ranch home. Would you please tell me what accent color you used on the shutters for the exterior project spotlight above? Thank you so much!
I used slate tile on my exterior. Now am painting my kitchen cabinets. I had originally chosen Refuge, but looking out the kitchen window and seeing the exterior, are these 2 colors going to clash? Am I over thinking it?