Navy paint on an accent wall brought a bold pop to my dining room transformation!

YOU GUYS!!! I’ve waited for this moment for 9 years. Why or how I waited that long is beyond me. Even my husband said, “Why did we wait this long? It looks SO much better!” I agree!

But, the time is here now and that’s what matters! I can’t wait to show you this transformation that a couple cans of paint made to this room.

Navy paint on an accent wall brought a bold pop to my dining room transformation! I love how the gray walls and the touches of white and aqua go together!

Let’s get right to it. Just a reminder of what my dining room looked like BEFORE! The walls were this color when we moved in and I NEVER did really like them! But, I lived with them and made them work as long as I could.

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Here are some right before the painter came and during the progress! We hired this out because we have learned over the years it is WORTH IT to us because it’s not something either of us enjoy doing…at all 🙂 Navy paint on an accent wall in my dining room, before picking paint colorsAfter one coat of Navy, I knew I would be in love!

Navy paint on an accent wall in my dining room, one coat of navy


We had home depot mix the following colors in Behr paint (They can match just about anything, FYI!) Navy paint on the accent wall (color is Benjamin Moore Hale Navy), gray walls (color Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray). Here she is now with new paint and all my décor that I already had! Didn’t add one new thing. Except a couple gallons of paint 🙂

Navy pain on an accent wall in my dining room, using hale navy, agreeable gray and pops of aqua decor!


What do you think? I can’t believe how much that Kirkland’s mirror pops and even my light fixture stands out more now. It truly is amazing what paint can do! I love my rug even more than before now too!  I’m beyond happy with this transformation and I have ZERO REGRETS on using the Navy paint on the accent wall!

A couple of years ago, I might have worried what other people would think or if this is how I “should” be decorating to fit the trends. These days, I decorate for me and me only! I do what I love and what makes me happy. So glad I went with my gut on this one! You should always do the same 🙂

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Let me know what you think!

~ Stacey


Kirkland’s Sadie Arch Mirror

Rug- Wayfair

Light fixture- Wayfair

Corner cabinet painted in a mix of several Blackberry House paint colors

Table setting pieces came from Old Time Pottery

Centerpiece box from a vintage market

Wall Art from Jill Harper Designs

Table (was my grandmothers) that I painted years ago.

PAINTER- If you are local to my area and would like to know who we used to paint, please email me at and I will be happy to pass along his info!

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  1. Donna Davison-Smith

    Love it……joined your decorating community last evening……very excited!

    • Stacey Collins

      Yay! I’m so glad to have you, Donna!

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  3. Betty Derrick

    Love the way it turned out Stacey. Was worried about the navy making it too dark but the accent wall with the white below is gorgeous. Love the gray also.

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you so much!

  4. Deb Morehead

    I think it turned out beautiful !!!!!!!!!

  5. Paula Thomson

    Love love love new wall colors in your dining room. You’re so right everything just pops!?

  6. Vickie Thick

    Everything is Beautiful!! I love it!! Navy is my favorite color.

  7. Beth Brown

    That is georgous and so eligant looking. Love the table decorations too !

  8. Jeannie

    My daughter did her living room in your colors. Navy as an accent wall behind her fireplace and Agreeable Gray on other walls. It’s beautiful and so pleasing….. just like yours is. Your teals fit right in. And coral will too…….!
    Question. Do you use a rattan blind/shade on your windows with your curtains?

  9. Loretta Glass

    WOW, Stacey, you made a GREAT choice!! I never dreamed of doing an accent wall in Navy.
    Everything just pops out, and blends in so well. CONGRATS!! I’m jealous!!

  10. Marcia Bidwell

    Gorgeous!! I love it!! ?

  11. Kristen

    I love the accent wall! Makes everything pop! Still coveting your buffet/sideboard. Where to look around Nashville for an unusual (and narrow) piece like that, that will also compliment my reclaimed wood table? Help a girl out!
    Thinking about a navy blue couch. Always had tans (and colored walls), but thinking to flip it around and do neutral walls but add a pop of color with the couch. Navy seems it would be both a pop and a neutral (plus the dog can lay on it!). Am I crazy?

  12. Thelma

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colors and the decor?

  13. Jean

    Stacey, I Love the way it turned out. I think it’s beautiful. I Love all of your decir. And I Love the color of paint that you used. It sets off all the DECOR. In your dinning room. Great Job