Paint colour help or ?
January 20, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My walls are BM bluff 338. I started painting BM stone white. It makes the tile surround look very yellow. What do I Do with the fireplace wall. I can reprint back to Bluff or another colour. I have recently added blue grey to the room with a rug but don't think I want to paint the wall that Colour. I had thought a lighter white but now not so sure.
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Emily Hurley
Love your room. That fireplace is wonderful. Did you decide on a paint color? Would love to see how it turned out!
February 28, 2013 at 11:25am   
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I would paint fireplace wall same as the others, Bluff has a very professional, classic look and the fireplace does all the talking.
February 28, 2013 at 11:32am   
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I did here is an updated Pic
February 28, 2013 at 11:42am     
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I painted the tiles around the FP as well - others were yellow looking.
February 28, 2013 at 11:42am     
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I only just saw this and was going to suggest that you paint that wall a deep gray color to go with the bluffs color. That looks perfect. I really like it. Very dramatic (in a good way).
February 28, 2013 at 11:53am   
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thanks so much, I am not usually a fan of feature walls, but I do like this one and yes dramatic is a good word.
February 28, 2013 at 12:14pm     
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Marie Hebson's interiorsBYDESIGN Inc.
Hello blondish1, Marie here.

What's happened is your new paint colour has a bit of green undertone in it and it's making the cherry fire surround a richer tone -which is now reflecting on your travertine tiles.

The key to making this successful without painting again is to pick up a toss cushion with both yellow, cherry, trim and BM bluff 338 tones in it. Find a gorgeous bowl, or candles with the yellow/cream from your fireplace tiles - bring that colour along with the bluff 338 into the room - and it will look much, much better!

Accessorizing with these colours in mind will make this successful paint choice.
Don't put objects on your hearth - it looks cluttery - go big, bold, purposeful.
It is more old-fashioned to simply put a knick knac on an empty shelf. Display like with like and make your collections a statement. The items you have there now are proportionately incorrect for the size of the fireplace.

Some photos of master design schemes I've done utilizing similar colour palette - Good Luck!
February 28, 2013 at 12:23pm   
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Are you talking about the new latest photo blondish has shown, or the original paint? This latest photo looks perfect to me. You must be talking about the original photos? I think the dark gray she's used, which-- on my monitor-- looks like it has a slight deep blue to it-- looks spectacular. And I rather like the 3 bowls-- the minimalism of that-- which also echo the circles in the fireplace. So I have to believe your comment is based on the original post, not the update?
February 28, 2013 at 12:50pm   
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Ole Fredrickson & Son
I like that the mirror frame is in the same tone as the back wall!
February 28, 2013 at 1:00pm   
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