Need help choosing living room color
taneville
December 9, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I am changing color scheme to light, could you recommend a warm creamy color not too yellow, gray, or green. I have tried edgecomb gray, too gray, and manchester tan which reads green most of the day, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! It will be white trim with wood floors.
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sheeba4gs
Green.. Brown and sage :)
December 11, 2012 at 3:05PM   
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charleee
How about a greige? [houzz=
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December 11, 2012 at 3:09PM   
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michigammemom
I'm a huge fan of Benjamin Moore's Shaker beige. It is soft, warm and incredibly versatile.
December 11, 2012 at 3:26PM     
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charleee
houssaon, I like that Balboa Mist, that's a pretty one!....olldbobbi
December 11, 2012 at 3:26PM   
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taneville
Thanks for the ideas, I really like the Navajo white, the shaker beige is really pretty also, however it's similar to what I had on the walls before. I will pick up some samples. The balboa mist is also a great one, maybe for the half bath!
December 11, 2012 at 5:07PM   
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It looks like there is only one window in an other wise closed room. What sun exposure (North, South, East, West) do you get in this room? I would start out by finding out what sun exposure you get in this space when choosing colors as it can greatly affect your end result.

By your comments regarding the greys and the greens I am making a wild guess here that you have either East or North exposure, most likely North. If so, the light that comes into this room can vary considerably throughout the day. Do use yellow-ish base tones for North exposure to bounce as much light around as possible. Oddly enough dark colors also look great in North facing rooms, colors like dark chocolate or eggplant colors.

Eastern light can appear blue-ish in tone. Working with blues and greens will help you maximize morning light throughout the day..........................................good luck!
December 11, 2012 at 6:21PM   
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carolannr
I have always loved the Navajo White with white trim. It works really well in rooms with a low light. I have used it in several different homes and its a classic with pure white trim.
December 11, 2012 at 6:32PM   
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taneville
My sun exposure is from the east, my trim color is Swiss coffee by behr.
December 11, 2012 at 7:09PM   
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