Dining Room Dilemma! (paint colors)
erinknack08
August 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I wrote a similar post late morning but did not provide photos.

We just bought a new home and are in the throes of repair and repainting. As of now, we have repainted our parlor room in Benjamin Moore's Gray Horse and have decided on earth tones for accents. With the natural light, the gray looks as though it has a blue undertone. We intend on painting our living room the same color which will probably look more of a darker gray, dark blue undertone due to lighting. I would like to make the living room feel a little warmer by accenting with neutral beige. These two rooms both have an entry into the dining room. The dining room has one window and is a little dark. I would love to choose a different color but I have no idea what colors would keep with the color flow of the home. Any ideas?
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Stay in the same gray tones, if you start panting rooms that flow into another. It will like patch work. So go lighter gray in dark rooms and darker in rooms with a lot light. By the way you choose some nice colors in gray. Good job. Accessories can be a accent color I like the teals, yellow with gray. Window covers and area rug should also stay in grays with pop of colors.
August 5, 2013 at 4:02pm   
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Your chandler is hung too high. 36" from top of table.
August 5, 2013 at 4:02pm     
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Keep trim white. Looks fresh. Over the white wainscoting paint a. Darker gray for contrast.
August 5, 2013 at 4:03pm   
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Nicole Lee
Grey walls would look great with the white trim and color of your wood floors!

The chandelier should be lowered as well.


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August 5, 2013 at 4:23pm        Thanked by erinknack08
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Shakúff
I would suggest to try to stick in the warmer grey and other warm tones for the accent colors as your flooring and table seem to be more on the on the yellow/ warm side. Don't go too cool with the colors.. try to stick to neutral or colors that have a slightly yellow base to them, whether they are grey, white or any other color.
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August 6, 2013 at 7:56am        Thanked by erinknack08
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You have grays in adjacent rooms and you mentioned you wanted warmer. I suggest a departure from grays; perhaps C2 moxie ; a complex yellow (a high and low yellow pigment) that is not acidic and works well with the natural wood elements, white trim, and adjacent grays. I can PM images if you wish.
August 6, 2013 at 8:10am        Thanked by erinknack08
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erinknack08
I would love images. I love gray but I am not sure if I want ALL the walls gray.
August 6, 2013 at 4:54pm   
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