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Old 08-16-2008, 10:35 PM   #1
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I am in a great deal of color advice. My house was a model home built in 1990 with a taupe and pink interior color scheme. I purchased it a few years ago and I am now trying to update the colors. The problem I am facing is finding a color scheme that will coordinate with the trim, the floor, etc. The trim (same color as kitchen cabinets and built ins), despite appearing light and neutral, casts either a grey hue or a pink hue. The stain on our oak wood floors is a medium brown with a yellow undertone. I was reading in another forum that yellow undertones (floors) do not agree with the red undertone (trim). My house is relatively large and I would not like to have to redo the trim or the floor. Also, I am a brunette with olive complexion and would like the new color scheme to agree with my coloring (so most yellows are out of the question.) Should I just give up and go with white walls? Please help!

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How about some low intensity greens...olive, etc? Green and red are complementary colors so that should help with the red undertones. Try getting a few of the strips of the paint swatches in different greens and see how it looks.

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Thank you for the fast reply!! I love olive green but there is a detail I didn't mention. The kitchen counters are emerald green. The backsplash is white with a small burgundy tile detail. We want to replace them eventually but for now they have to stay. So I need something to coordinate with them as well.
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ok, well that changes things a little. I would still get the color strips , try taupe, cream, white( lots of varieties of white) and see if any will work for you.
I usually get several strips and tape them up to see how I like the way the colors work together.
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