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Old 08-12-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Amateur Needs Serious Help Picking Paint Colors

We are in a row home in Philadelphia. We recently purchased this sofa/love seat combo
and are probably going to match it with ikea grey/brown coffee table, end tables, and tv console (under a flat screen).

We have medium-brown pergo flooring and are looking to repaint... our choices are going with an antique white and having an accent wall that would flow all the way upstairs... or accenting the far wall opposite of the steps.

We could even not use white and use something else.. any paint ideas for two people with no clue which way to go !!!



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Old 08-12-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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And no one here is going to know what looks good to you.
Go on just about any major paint companys web site and they have sample rooms that you can change the colors on and some even have a way to down load a picture of your own room and use there colors on it.


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Old 08-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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It seems like you have a lot of browns/neutrals going on and (even thought I don't know what your house looks like) I would say an accent wall would be nice. Then again, I'm not a huge fan of all-over, in-your-face color.
One thing you could do is take a trip down to Pier 1 or some other home type store. Pick out your favorite throw pillows for your new couch and maybe a lamp that goes with for your end table. The accent color in your choice of pillow will be a huge clue as to what color you guys what for an accent. Having color on an accent wall that is picked up in the accessories usually works out well.

For example, and just to help explain what I mean, I knew I wanted neutrals in my living room with a pop or two of color. I found a chair with a similar print to this pic and worked all my design choices around it. Now everything goes.

Or, the previous poster had a good suggestion. A lot of the paint stores have easy to use programs that enable you to upload a pic of your room and virtually "sample" all of their colors on your walls.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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I like the couch. It is VERY 60's, and lots of pillows. But stuff is coming back in style now, so it'll look great. I think yellow will be a great accent.
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I think your couch is your pop of color. I would paint a warm neutral. You might take your throw pillows on the couch and see if one of the neutral colors would work. Get a few samples and paint them on your wall. Paint a fairly large square of each and look at them both in daylight and at night.
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