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Sandkelsey 08-31-2011 10:57 AM

Painting Living room and Kitchen
 
Hi everyone I'm Sandy from Covington, Louisiana

I've been trying to paint my kitchen and livingroom for a year I just can't seem to find a color. I have blue carpets:( and all my furniture is beige. Right now my walls are brown and very lite blue, I even tried the sponge thing in both colors on one wall. I just don't know what color to paint it. Can anyone help with a few ideas? I know its hard not knowing what it looks like,but I read something that reads no photography on this forum. I don't want to brake the rules.

m1951mm 08-31-2011 11:01 AM

Oh, for sure you can post pictures!!!!!!!!!! Addressing your issue about choosing colors, that is a whole different issue. You may get some opinions but will it be something that you like is the question. I know someone on this site has some great software to show how a room will look in different colors. The Sherwin Williams site has something similar. Have you tried that yet??

DrHicks 08-31-2011 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Sandkelsey (Post 718648)
Hi everyone I'm Sandy from Covington, Louisiana

I've been trying to paint my kitchen and livingroom for a year I just can't seem to find a color. I have blue carpets:( and all my furniture is beige. Right now my walls are brown and very lite blue, I even tried the sponge thing in both colors on one wall. I just don't know what color to paint it. Can anyone help with a few ideas? I know its hard not knowing what it looks like,but I read something that reads no photography on this forum. I don't want to brake the rules.

I think you might have to have 20 or more posts before you can put up pictures, but I'm not sure of that.

Sandkelsey 08-31-2011 11:35 AM

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I added a picture.

Sandkelsey 08-31-2011 11:39 AM

No I have tried sherwin Williams yet I'm doing this from my phone, and I'm very open to any ideas if I don't like them I won't use them. But I have to say at this point I'm just looking for someone to say a good color I mean I can tell you I'm thinking about just going with beige cause I mean I have no imagination.

DrHicks 08-31-2011 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Sandkelsey (Post 718663)
I added a picture.

Disregard Post #3 - it was made by a really stupid person. :)


Seriously though, the problem with asking advice like this, is that everyone's tastes run differently. I tend to prefer subdued colors. But I always - and I do mean always - defer to my wife in matters of color & decoration. She has an incredible eye for nuances of color, and always comes up with something beautiful.

Sandkelsey 08-31-2011 12:00 PM

Well see that's what I'm looking there just has to be someone in this forum that is good at it, like your wife. My favorite is Cay its a lite blue, my carpet is blue, but I also have brown and I like brown and blue but everyone that see the colors says its ugly so really I'm not going off of what i like anyway. Trying to please to many, man this may be my problem

m1951mm 08-31-2011 03:34 PM

Ok just my 2 cents on a couple of colors to think about. Sherwin Williams 6106 Kilim Beige 6387 Compatible Cream. From your pic I see quite a bit of brown and with the dark blue carpet I would go with something warmer on the walls. Golden toasty color or even off white would work.

http://www.diychatroom.com/f4/best-c...elling-110143/

The above link shows the Kilim Beige in action. If I were you when you have time to look at a computer go to the Sherwin Williams site. It has wonderful tools to help you choose a color.

ltd 08-31-2011 05:11 PM

sherwin williams believable buff.or as mentioned kilim beige ,or compatible cream

housepaintingny 08-31-2011 07:40 PM

You can read about some color selection tips on my site http://www.kelloggspainting.com/Paint-Colors.html
There is also free softwear you can use from Sherwin Williams and Ben Moore.

Blondesense 09-01-2011 02:39 PM

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I generally stay out of the "what color should I choose" questions. There are really too many variables to offer a realistic suggestion. Everything from the sheen of the paint, to your lighting, to what other colors are in the room can effect your final look.

I will make one observation though. Everything below the red line is close enough to the same color not to matter. I would throw some contrast in there. I love real wood and wood grain, it adds warmth to a room, but you have enough beige and brown.

Unless you have some awesome artwork we are not seeing, I would pick up some of those sample jars and go crazy auditioning some major color.

Sandkelsey 09-13-2011 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by m1951mm
Ok just my 2 cents on a couple of colors to think about. Sherwin Williams 6106 Kilim Beige 6387 Compatible Cream. From your pic I see quite a bit of brown and with the dark blue carpet I would go with something warmer on the walls. Golden toasty color or even off white would work.

http://www.diychatroom.com/f4/best-c...elling-110143/

The above link shows the Kilim Beige in action. If I were you when you have time to look at a computer go to the Sherwin Williams site. It has wonderful tools to help you choose a color.

Thank you very much I found a Sherwin Williams App for my phone and it helped a lot if I'm able I'm going to attach it to this.

Thanks you everyone nd when its done ill be sure to see what everyone thinks.


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