It’s really dark, but this room gets a ton of light to make up for it. The ceiling also looks MUCH higher now too - I love it. It also makes the room feel a lot more masculine. I think it really needs the crown molding - not only because we did a loose line between the two (knowing we would do molding), but also to make everything pop.
Oliver also LOVES it. He wasn’t totally crazy about the color before we started (he wanted a “green and purple” ceiling), but now blue is his “favorite.” Mike let Oliver help paint, which made a huge difference in empowering him and embracing the change. He was so incredibly proud of himself and the ceiling, it really helped him take ownership of the room. Now he wants to show all his friends and move in right away.
The one downside?
Whoops. Oliver dropped the roller while helping in a spot where we didn't have a drop cloth. Mike spent an hour cleaning it, but navy blue paint on beige carpet is impossible. On the plus side it’s in the corner behind the door so most of it is easily hidden. Or we could attempt to cut this piece out (it’s the corner so it wouldn’t be hard) and replace it with a piece of spare carpet we have stored. Honestly it’s not a big deal and totally worth the sense of pride Oliver has for the ceiling. I'd rather he be excited about moving in than have a perfect carpet.