What color should I paint walls?
avasky
July 12, 2013 in Design Dilemma
This is the sunroom. All of the furniture here is going. The floors are mosaic brick but I will cover with a large area rug until I can redo the floors. The ceiling is wood and you can see the wood molding at the top. What paint color would go well with the wood? The living room and dining room are sea salt by sherwin Williams.
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houssaon
These are pretty blues: SW6217 Topsail by Sherwin-Williams and Watery sw6748 Sherwin Williams. This green would work: SW6730 Romaine - Sherwin-Williams. This is a lighter and softer less yellow shade than what you have: Blonde SW6128 Paint.

I have to say I like the floor. It gives the room character. If it is original to the house, I wouldn't remove it.
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victorianbungalowranch
Love the floor--keep it. Very classic and traditional for this type of home and space. I prefer the lighter warmer colors for the walls, but could be a neutral too.
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christychappell
Keep the flooring, it's very beautiful. Paint the walls creme or white or beige or light blue
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brickln
Agree the floor is great- sunrooms should have a feeling of being outdoors, and brick floors lend to that feeling. A natural color or black area rug would go well.
Since the window mullions are white and the woodwork is natural, I'd go with a lighter wall like SW Eider White, Steamed Milk, or a yellow or green shade from the SW white chart.
I'd also add plenty of plants and consider painting the wicker a darker shade from the Sea Salt card. Beautiful space!
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avasky
Wow! Thank you everyone for all of the lovely comments. I am surprised everyone likes the floors. Now, I just may keep them!

Should I paint the window ledge white? Or would that clash with the wood ceiling?
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Margo
Keep in mind the name of the room * sun room*- I would paint it a soft creamy yellow ;)
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Handy Lock Self Storage
Yes floor is good. Choose a color of your wall to compliment your floor. I think neutral colors will look good.
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avasky
Any ideas for window treatments? Curtain rod and panels or shades?
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brickln
I'd leave the window sills as is. Do you need window treatments? So hard to treat an arch, and the heights of the lower sashes don't match. You'd need to go custom, but painted shutters would be pretty.
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avasky
I would want window treatments. My neighbors could see into the sunroom, although they only live their a few months during legislation, so I could get by without them. I love the shutter idea. This was an addition built onto the house in the 60's, I believe.
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brickln
The shutters are great and give you an opportunity to bring another color in. Since you mentioned the LR/DR color, I assume the sunroom is adjacent? The complementary colors on the Sea Salt color card would mesh beautifully with the brick and wood.
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avasky
Yes, there is a curved archway from the sunroom that enters both the LR and DR.
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brickln
Perfect, then I'd go with the Eider White from the Coastal Collection, or Spare White from the color card, one step lighter than Sea Salt. Just noticed you said the furniture is out- reconsider those wicker chairs, especially if you go with shutters and that's a ceiling fan pull I see there!
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