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Country Chic Family and Media Room

Deep chocolate painted walls with contrasting bright white trim. of the overstuffed camel colored Duralee sofa with bronzed nail-head detail. Rustic dark stained trunks, natural woven roman blinds and a brightly colored floral rug. Sliding french pocket doors.

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April 14, 2014
trendynurse wrote:
what is the exact color of the blinds and the brand?
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they were ordered through Blinds & Designs in San Francisco 415-921-4212
    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 12:47PM
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July 24, 2012
shawnac24 wrote:
Love the paint color... Could you tell me the name and brand?
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Benjamin M.
I would recommend at least two coats, w/a coated primer. The hardware stores like Lowes now have lines Valser which now are higher quality, stronger pigments and low to no VOC,
To chose the right Chocolate Brown wall color, buy a few samples in a range of medium to dark brown colors. You can paint the samples directly wall (for dark colors two heavy coats will give you best true look) or paint them onto white art boards (from local office store or art supply store).
Also, paint a glossy true white along trim. (remember not all white a the same) Here we chose "true white" (not very creamy at all nor too grey)
Hold up painted art boards along trim, so not to let current color distract (is white less of a concern). Or paint samples next to/along trim, good 4'x4' area to truly, stand back a good 8"+ and then you can best judge is the color choice/s right.
If you feel your having getting that right color (trust me many designer will confess to color never being a simple part of our job) don't waste any more of your time or money. Call a "local" design professional for a color consultation.
OK, I gave you more then ask for, but color and paint can be tricky. I would hate to have you try what you see here with out extra tips.....
All the best,
Ranere Design Group
    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 10:49AM
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March 18, 2012
gailshouse wrote:
please tell me about the carpet?
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It is a wool rug purchased from Pottery Barn about 2 years ago. It was worn well even with two young children.
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Samantha Schoech added this to Color Guide: How to Work With Bright White
The Effect Frame: Bright White TrimA bright white trim makes wall colors look crisp and clean. It looks especially good with dark colors and helps keep a room with dark paint bright.

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bright white trim makes the color pop
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ceiling light
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Nice architectural detail.
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lots of examples of grey...oh, they call it deep chocolate
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White is used to accentuate the dark earth tones prevalent in the room. Note the black walls and the ceiling lamp showcases the carpet.
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Rug, mood, colors
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Chocolate walls, rug colors, bamboo shades & semi flush mount
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dark walls
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couch, rug, wall color
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I love how bright the room is -- even with dark walls!
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Dark walls basement
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The Effect Frame: Bright White Trim A bright white trim makes wall colors look crisp and clean. It looks especially good with dark colors and helps keep a room with dark paint bright. modern living room by Chloe Warner Chloe Warner "I love Benjamin Moore Atrium White for supercrisp trim, woodwork, and picture rails," says Warner. "My favorite is when there is wallpaper below the picture rail and a slight tint above — the bright white really snaps both into focus."
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Like the pocket, glass doors here.
A bright white trim makes wall colors look crisp and clean. It looks especially good with dark colors and helps keep a room with dark paint bright.
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Very warm and comfortable!
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bold wall color and rug tempered by white trim
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I like the really dark walls here
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The colors in this room are very well balanced...it is beautiful.
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I like the contrast.
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moulding/trim - might be able to use this with living room windows
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white paint with warm colours
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doors for separateing family room spaces
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doors to open or close
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Would I like a dark area between walls and ceiling? Perhaps repeating that dark color elsewhere in the room.
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nice colors
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Bright colors
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Tapete colorido
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Love the dark gray walls and the light saddle color sofa
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love the stark white and navy wall
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Love the sectional.
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dark color on the wall, with bright accents!
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Love this room..
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rug and sectional
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Slider French doors for living room
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white trim dark walls
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Dark walls, yellow accents
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My room with lots little white trim areas
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walls, carpet
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Yellow & red accents. Would it work with a lighter gray on walls?
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this is about super white
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one color wall separated with white moulding
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Camel sofa
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color for office
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Perfect Wall Color, White Trim, Dark Brown Table
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salon coloré
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pocket doors
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Couch size for living room
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separate room from kitchen with sliding door
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room with french/pocket doors
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ceiling light fixture and contrast of white with dark paint is striking !
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sliding glass pocket doors
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gray and honey colors
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interesting - dark walls and print rug
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Great use of colour and furniture placement.
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like layout for living room and POCKET FRENCH DOORS
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Color scape like it
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great trim and contrast with color
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Like this look.
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Shade for office
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white trim and dark walls---love painting
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color with white!!
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bright white trim against dark color
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sliding glass paned pocket doors
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liv room- useable. comfy.
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french doors
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sunroom deco option
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Duralee sectional sofa
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Black Walls, White trim?
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sliding french doors
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love the rug, rustic trunks and even the chocolate walls!
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Sectional & rug
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whilte trim and more than 2 neutrals
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Love the wall color and light wood floor
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