Choosing color for open floor plan
sbrassel
July 22, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I want to choose a new color for my entryway, upstairs hall, and dining room, but there is no line of demarcation with this open floor plan. Am I stuck using one color?
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Warner Decor
I think you could definitely use a different color in the dining area. I think I would start there first since it is a separate room. Have you thought if maybe a merlot color for your dining room?
July 22, 2013 at 7:19AM        Thanked by sbrassel
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sbrassel
That would go with the upholstery but I would like to go more neutral because I would like to sell in a couple of year.
July 22, 2013 at 7:24AM   
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sbrassel
How would I join two different colors on this wall?
July 22, 2013 at 7:26AM   
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indianpatti
Gray would work nicely with the soft yellow ... sage would work too
July 22, 2013 at 7:43AM        Thanked by sbrassel
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Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs, Inc.
We have been using SW Mindful Grey as a great neutral for large open floor plans. It's a great gray that doesn't have any blue undertones so it works well with pretty much any color combination. We love it with SW Halcyon Green- that would be a fun choice to differentiate the dining room!
July 22, 2013 at 8:01AM        Thanked by sbrassel
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decoenthusiaste
Greige is a great neutral too. Find one you like and work through the entire paint chip card, using darker tones in naturally well-lighted rooms, mid- tones in average light rooms and very light ones in dark spaces (hallways, closets.) You can often take the very lightest shade to the ceiling. Here is an ideabook/tutorial on greige.

July 22, 2013 at 8:14AM        Thanked by sbrassel
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sbrassel
Thanks. I read through both articles. Very helpful.
July 30, 2013 at 6:09AM   
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decoenthusiaste
Hope you have a direction now!
July 30, 2013 at 6:14AM   
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Kelsea Rippy
We just used Timberwolf by Valspar.. AMAZING color. We have the same problem where our hallways, dining room, living room, and stairwell have to be the same color. It's a medium greige color that goes with EVERYTHING.
July 30, 2013 at 6:35AM        Thanked by sbrassel
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vvsofia
if you want to go a little bolder but still neutral, especially if you want to sell the house in a short time i would choose green, it goes with any color. here are different shades of neutral green! i also like indianpatti color choices. they are stunning!
July 30, 2013 at 6:41AM      Thanked by sbrassel
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sbrassel
So...I refinished the floors in a dark walnut color and the walls will be Manchester Tan. I need to pick a good black to paint the stair railing in the picture. Any ideas for a black?
August 17, 2013 at 11:41AM   
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sbrassel
Here is the after photo. I painted the walls Manchester Tan with Bleeker beige under the chair rail. That ties into my family room and kitchen which is Bleeker beige. The floors are dark Coffee and the stair hand rails are black. The living room is HC-79.
September 5, 2013 at 9:53AM   
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