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gaylenegander
November 11, 2013
need help picking a color for my living room and kitchen
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Matt Patterson Custom Homes
walls only or walls & trim?
    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 2:43PM
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gaylenegander
just walls thinking maybe 2 tones
    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 3:15PM
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whistlerhouse
Rule of thumb is that if the rooms are open to each other they should be treated as one room...so one paint colour...multicoloured rooms were popular in the 80s
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Anna Balso
A nice warm grey
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kiyoshima
I agree with Anna, a warm grey would be nice in that room.
    Bookmark   Thanked by gaylenegander    November 13, 2013 at 4:52PM
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bears72
Take a soft grey/tan from the great rug.
1 Like    Bookmark   Thanked by gaylenegander    November 13, 2013 at 5:48PM
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Anna Balso
Greige!
    Bookmark   Thanked by gaylenegander    November 13, 2013 at 5:51PM
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gaylenegander
Grey is an interesting comment, I have nothing in my house that is grey, everything is earth tones, i was thinking a warm color a more beige/ brown tone, my floor is brown tones my cuboards in the kichen are brown tones and my blinds have shades of browns.
    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 7:53PM
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Tres McKinney Design
Gray is the 2013 fall back color but it does not work with every color scheme. You need a warmer tone such as a warm taupe, sage green or a gold tone a shade ligher than what you have. Paint all the rooms open to one another the same color for a more updated look and it will make the spaces seem more expansive. Paint all the trim and doors and ceiling more of a warm ivory rather than the bright white. Different colored walls are distracting and just chop up the space
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elliobobo
Nov cre grace
    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 8:12PM
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gaylenegander
Do you have any suggestions of some warm taupe colors.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 1:08AM
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gaylenegander
Thank-you for all your suggestions, going to look for paint colors.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 1:51AM
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brad2070
Light olive green, almost to the point where it looks beige or taupey. If you find an olive green thats subtle it will play into everything youve got going on in there. It will contrast with the reds in the pillows and carpet, it will play with the greens in the carpet, and it will do well with the golds and beiges in the furniture and kitchen. Pick up some paint samples find that faded olive and hold it against your pillows, your carpet, the couch, make sure it agrees with all youve got there.

You can pick up small cans at the paint shop and sample them on the wall first, if you arent sure.
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gaylenegander
Thankyou I will see what i can find, really like that color idea.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 6:32AM
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decoenthusiaste
Have you investigated greige?
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Color Zen
Cream (LR) and mocha (or greige), I would keep the colors fresh, light, and minimal. Brighten the space. Good luck!
    Bookmark   Thanked by gaylenegander    November 14, 2013 at 6:45AM
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Color Zen
Sherwin Williams has a fandeck called Concepts in Color- full of good shades in this range...
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gaylenegander
Thank-you for the great ideas, had a look at the ideabook going Greige and found some great ideas for color.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 7:13AM
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decoenthusiaste
Glad it helped - please post your results for us to see!
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 10:15AM
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fos5
You have an area rug in your dining room with several colors. Choose onecolor from the rug in a light almost neutral tone. Your open plan holds a lot of furniture, assessories, photo's etc. A light color will unify all your spaces creating a smooth transition from kitchen, dining and living room. It will also help your white dining chairs blend in the space better.
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Laurence Tillett
try Ben Moore's Edgwcomb Gray...it's not "gray", it's not "tan", it's not really "Greige" either. It's just fantastic...will lighten and brighten and go with everything without taking over the space. That means your lovely things are most noticed, not the walls. I have lots of warm colors (brown leather, turquoise, honey-orange) and the walls really set everything off.
    Bookmark   Thanked by gaylenegander    November 14, 2013 at 5:21PM
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Anna Balso
I had the same color wall as you do where your mirror is hanging... Was very heavy and depressing... I also have open floor plan and just finished my renos and painted my walls a warm neutral grey ... Very light... It really is soothing snd unifies everything... I would also consider a neutral rug and add accent colours in pillows with no prints or larger geometric print... Small thought...
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 5:21PM
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Anna Balso
Greige would definitely be my choice!!!
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 5:22PM
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gaylenegander
should i take this color through my hall way
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 5:30PM
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gaylenegander
Thank-you for so many great ideas when I figure it out I will post my new look.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 5:34PM
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Anna Balso
I did, and it makes the space feel larger... I have a narrow hallway.., if anything i could of gone a touch lighter as i have no natural light in the hallway and colour is slightly darker in my living room dining kitchen which have plenty.... Get some swatches and test the colour at different places under different light and time of day
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 5:36PM
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karen paul interiors
Whatever color you choose for your walls I would suggest you do 50% formula on the ceiling if it is medium to light. If your walls are a medium shade or darker then I would do 25% formula on the ceiling. When you do this, the ceiling will pretty much disappear and you will have created a cocoon effect that creates a cozy environment AND it will not feel closed in. As you have it now, the ceiling is dominating the room.
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fos5
Karen Paul Interiors, agree, depending on the height of the ceiling I always use a % of the wall color in the ceiling. Think you really notice the ceiling in the photo's because the ceiling lights are on. Speaking of ceiling fixtures, I would install a pretty chandelier over the dining table to give it a dining room feel and focus.
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karen paul interiors
fos5 Interestingly enough I just finished a building with 6'8" ceilings and by doing the ceilings in a lighter shade of the walls, it actually eliminates the point of reference.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 6:01PM
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Harper Professional Painting
I would like to see the area painted all the same color, this will flow better.
Either a nice rich gray or Sherwin Williams stock and stones, beautiful
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 6:13PM
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gaylenegander
I have been looking for a nice chandelier for my dining room, also want to find something for the living room, i will have to check out the sherwin williams stock and stones, also edgecomb grey.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 6:56PM
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Harper Professional Painting
Sorry typo it is SW Sticks & stones
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 11:28PM
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gaylenegander
Thank-you for all the great ideas, on the hunt for the perfect color, I will post my new look when Iam done.
    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 6:02AM
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gaylenegander
got my living room done and love it used Hush from Ben moore
    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 6:11AM
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