Want to get rid of the red dark walls before winter.
skooz
August 22, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We bought this house decorated, and while cozy, we are sick of all the red. We cant decide on what color to paint the walls. We have to keep the drapes, as they were expensive and insulate. Please give me your suggestions.
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Jill Coert
I think a linen color would look great and lighten things up. Maybe Eddie Bauer Linen? I painted many of the rooms in my house using that color and it is a nice warm neutral. See the bath below for a good representation of the color. I think it will go well with our blue and red accents.
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RosemaryR
Are you keeping the ceiling as is?
1 Like   Thanked by skooz    August 22, 2013 at 2:48PM
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mac617
I would paint the walls a light gray (Sherwin-Williams Mindful Gray) and the ceiling an even lighter shade (SW Elder White). All the trim work should be a clean white. The red drapes will simply serve as an accent color that you can pick up in a pillow - not a solid red pillow but a pillow with a bit of red in it.
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skooz
Rosemary,

We're thinking of removing the wallpaper on the ceiling as well. It in the main open floor plan room we live in.
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skooz
At Mac: I too was thinking Ben Moore pale smoke, or Valspar Woodlawn Sterling Blue. But would it be to cool and not a warm feeling room then? Thank you for your good suggestion!
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Nancy Travisinteriors
I would go soft gray. That would go with your furn. Paint ceiling same keep all trim white. Are drapes red? Not good with your blue tones in furn. Panels ready made are not expensive. And can make or break a look. A solid gray. In 2shade darker than walls. Will give a warm look. Bed, Bath & beyond. Even lowes carries nice ones. For by change go peacock in a shiny satin. Would bring room together. This is yr home now. Put your stamp on it. Not previous owner.
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Also drop picture dn to 6" above top of table.
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LB Interiors
I would paint warm cream color with your design style and colors. I would paint the ceiling 1 shade darker than the wall to keep it connected and add some interest to the white beams.
from the archives CSP-1060
Everlasting 1038
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Jill Coert
I'm also thinking just some crisp white on the walls would look really fresh and fantastic. Check out these pics...
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Jill Coert
I would paint the walls white first and then see if the ceiling looks better. It might look really cute with the walls lightened up!
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echoblack
I think an off white ivory color would look beautiful in this lovely room.
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becerrera
I prefer my main rooms to be a light taupe, which with white trim will look soft grey, but the tan tones will keep it warm
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skooz
Yes, a light taupe grey. And a bit darker for the ceiling? Do you have any specific colors?
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skooz
LB, Is everlasting a Ben Moore color?
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skooz
Oh yes, I see it. What do you all think about Sherwin Williams Architectural grey?
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RosemaryR
Removing ceiling wallpaper will make this room spectacular since you have beautiful furniture, no matter what color you choose.
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skooz
Ok. Great everyone. I will try to get a price to remove paper and paint a shade darker than the everlasting BM color. And more suggestions?
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