Need help with apartment living room wall colors
gary1014
July 12, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I want to paint one of the walls with high ceilings a mid to dark gray and in the dining room a 1965's orange but i'm not sure if i should leave the other walls in the living room white or go with a moss green the couch is a lime green contempery sectional with a red chair i'm going for the mad men look. Help please...
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rinqreation
What colors are the walls now?

When in doubt, start with one color and one wall (no matter what people say about accent walls). And be careful with dark colors against sun-reflecting walls, the walls that the sun shines on are prominent in the lightness and color-feel of your room.

And my personal advise would be to get a rich deep orange and a very pale green (leaning towards grey), so the contrast will not be too 'in your face'.
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gary1014
The walls are a boring light tan color and the gray and orange will not be in the same room if thta helps. thank you.
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rinqreation
Even if so, I'm fine with the grey and orange being in the same room. Once did lime and olive and violet and orange in a hallway and everyone entering our house loved it! ;)

A cooler color like a grey-sea-blue would also look great with the orange without pressing too much 'inwards' (colors give a certain spacious feeling).
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