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12 months later, the bookcases are painted!

but I don’t really like the color.
The original plan was to paint the bookcases white.  But after priming, and one coat of white, they were just too stark. (To see the “before” pictures, check out this post about the dinign room from a couple of weeks ago!)
So, I decided to use the leftover wall paint from Adam’s room.  It’s called Mercer Blue (Valspar) and it’s a beautiful color, but I’m not really digging it.
blue brass bookcases
Maybe there’s not enough contrast with the wall color?
painted blue furniture
Maybe it’s just “off” from the wall color? 
blue painted bookcase
Two different blues instead of two shades of the same blue?
blue and red dining room
I don’t know why I don’t like it, but I do know this…
blue and red dining room
It’s staying like this for awhile, because I’m tired of painting!
blue brass cabinetbookcase dining roomwhite painted mirror
What do you think?  Darker blue?  Maybe a dark gray to tie in with the kitchen countertop?
Shared at Thrifty D├ęcor Chick’s March Before and After Party