Need help with colors
martyrl
December 9, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Hi - need some help with specific colors - looking to repaint my condo which has large living / dining combo and living overlooks down stairs family room. Plan to remove acoustic ceiling. Was thinking of painting ceiling a blue to highlight angles etc but so far the colors I have selected seem to want to be in a babies room rather than my living / dining room. Any suggestions for walls & ceiling? Perhaps blue is not the way to go...
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tallix
White is the new blue. Give it a shot. :-)
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
It might be a good idea to pick a wall that has interesting lines and is highly visible, though probably not your largest wall. Make it your accent wall and for its color, select a deeper shade of something that's already in the room, or that you want to add to the room. It might be a pillow or a color in a painting. It might be royal blue or lime green or coral or turquoise, or dark gray. If you decide for sure what basic color you want, then we can help you with paint selection. Your other walls could be white , taupe, gray, or who knows what.
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Natalie
Hi---SW 7067 Cityscape for walls and SW 7065 Argos for ceiling. These hues should look great with what you have going on...Good Luck!
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All 4 Show, LLC
I love the contrast between the dark furnishings and light painted walls!! Changing out the popcorn ceiling to a faux beamed ceiling would look awesome!! The fireplace wall would be a great accent wall!! Wrap a contrasting paint (dark blue, maybe??) around it!! Or even painting the railing wall also?? (Start with the accent wall, then step back to evaluate further.) The fireplace would stand out so much more... Then add a much larger in scale piece of art (or mirror) above the fireplace!! Higher vertically, than horizontally!! What about a light colored, high pile, lush area rug under the dark furnishings?? That would look "fantabulous".... good luck..... :)
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karen paul interiors
If you are looking for the perfect blue, select a gray with a blue base. This will keep you away from the baby blues.
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XineAnn
Behr Mountain Air. It's in the 'whites and lights' collection.
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
On your fireplace wall, if you someday want to change it, I would rip out the bricks and use a large tile on the entire wall, wrapping the tile around the sides.
Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
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martyrl
Thanks for all of your great suggestions. Right now I am leaning towards BM AF-310 solitude for the walls and AF -690 metropolitan for the ceiling.
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Natalie
Nice colors martyrl. The Solitude does have a lot of blue undertone which will look "cool". Fine if that is what you're after. Paired with your warm wood tones, the blue tone will intensify so the walls will look quite blue and less gray. Hope this makes sense to you. Good Luck!
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kennedytarheel
take a look at BM HC 147 woodlawn blue for a beachy blue
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martyrl
Sorry - not solitude - I meant AF-310 Subtle - however it might be a little too subtle...I never realized how difficult this was going to be, lol
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martyrl
By the way - great ideas on the fireplace all - something more for me to think about.
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