Help with paint color for mantle over fireplace.
debt71
September 13, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Fireplace goes floor to celing with grey quartz stones. There are streaks of pink in this stone. I have a mantle that I'm installing. What paint color should I use? Dark Charcoal, antique white? I have a 70's ranch w oringinal wood trim...Oak. Do I need to match it?
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Emily Hurley
Hi Deb, do you have a photo you can share of the fireplace to get a better idea of what might work best with it?
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joettabrown
Pic would be nice, what is the mantel made of? CVG Fir? Try American walnut stain, and if you can use the back or bottom for test examples
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joettabrown
Ps but before staining if it is a soft wood don't forget conditioner
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Vikrant Sharma Homez
American wallnut comes out good , one of my favourites .
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TanCalGal
Match a gray that is in the stone. Experiment with 3 paint chips of gray: light, medium, dark . Buy 2 small containers: light and dark gray. Use light & dark and mix some together for the medium, to see what shade is best for the room in natural & artificial light. I think the pink streaks will repeat the oak nicely.
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debt71
Here are photos. Want to change wall color too.maybe bronze
Tone
0 Likes   September 28, 2012 at 6:52AM
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debjl
It would also be helpful to see a picture of the mantel too - thanks.
1 Like   September 28, 2012 at 6:56AM
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debt71
This is the mantle ledge. Very simple,clean,classic.I love it.IM a diy-er. It's oak now. Already have too much wood in room. Love the simplicity of fireplace, but need a change. Mantle was free from neighbor.thanks
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Arlene Warda, Architecture+Interior Design
You have an interesting project to do. Here are some samples on examples of fireplace mantles. Also interesting ideas with side shelves. You can have a lovely room, afterwards.

1. Fireplace mantle

Stone fireplace w/ timber mantle
calgary

2. Fireplace mantle, wider with wood mantle

Emily Hagerman Design

3. Fireplace mantle with shelves, on one side.

Living Room 1

4. Fireplace mantle with shelves, on one side, (with dark stain)

Living Room 2
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Arlene Warda, Architecture+Interior Design
Thanks, debt71. I can't wait to see your room, and what you do afterwards. I think you have lots of potential here!...
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debt71
I really appreciate you taking time to input...thank you!
2 Likes   September 28, 2012 at 2:35PM
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debt71
After pic...decided to just go with mahogany stain. im pretty pleased.
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