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statesman44 05-10-2007 01:22 AM

Need Wall Color Help
 
Just bought a new house and have some advice for wall colors. I am a male needing a lot of help. I have an open floor plan with the living room and dining room joined the kitchen connected with an open door.

In the kitchen I have stainless appliances and light oak (dusky white?) cabinets. Tile floor that is a rustic white color.

The dining room I have an oak table with chairs that have cream seats.

For the living room I purchased a living room set that I believe is olive/light brown possibly.

What advice do you have for wall colors? I'll probably paint the dining room/living room all one color since they share a wall. I want something vibrant that will mesh well and allow the rooms to work together.

Please help!

AtlanticWBConst. 05-10-2007 05:07 AM

Can you post any pictures of the areas?

statesman44 05-10-2007 06:40 AM

Here
 
Here are pictures but with previous owners layout and stuff in it. Painting over all their walls:

Family Room:
http://trianglepictures.marketlinx.c...hr982142-2.jpg

Kitchen: http://trianglepictures.marketlinx.c...hr982142-4.jpg

Family/Dining/Kitchen Together (They have the small dining as an open mini-office):
http://trianglepictures.marketlinx.c...r982142-10.jpg

Thanks!

yummy mummy 05-10-2007 08:42 AM

Your space is pretty neutral. So you have a lot of choice in terms of colour, (given what you have described that you will put in there).

I would tile the backsplash in the kitchen. Say with glass tiles or white subway tiles?

I would paint the whole space in some type of yellow colour.
Benjamin Moore has some really nice colours.
I also have an open space, and I went with Summer Harvest by Benjamin Moore.

It brightens up the space, and is neutral enough that you can add any colour of furniture, accessories, etc. to it.

The trim I would do in an antique white.

You can even take a focal wall in the dining room and do that with a cranberry colour, for some interest.

If you are going to lay down an area rug, you can take some colour off of that and work with that.

I see that the kitchen cabinets don't have any handles. You can add some stainless steel handles to tie in with your appliances.

(Ok, I 'll stop now, you just wanted paint colour didn't you?):)




This is just my personal taste........

statesman44 05-10-2007 08:57 AM

Wall
 
If I wanted to paint the walls in kitchen what color would you go with?

Also, here is a pic of the furniture in our living room. What wall color is recommended:

http://s7ondemand5.scene7.com/is/ima...Large_700x700$

yummy mummy 05-10-2007 11:34 AM

You said your space is an open space, so I would carry the same colour throughout, and maybe do an accent wall.

For the kitchen, on top of cupboards I would carry the same colour (those nic naks on top have to go), and for the backsplash, personally I would tile it. Also good for cleaning, especially in kitchen.

J187 05-10-2007 12:22 PM

I agree wholeheartedly about the trim being white. Antique white is always nice. I think if it were my house, this could differ when I saw it in person, but I would do the family room is a nice smooth burned orange and carry it all the way around to include the bar wall. I would do the kitchen in a nice peach color and then the dining room in a soft pale yellow. Trim Antique white, tile the backsplash.

Brik 05-10-2007 02:29 PM

You need to watch "Mr Blandings builds his dream house". There is a great scene where the wife describes the colors she wants to the painter. HA, I still crack up every time I think of it. LOL

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040613/
http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Blandings-B...199881-6457416

Yummy_mummy, you may appreciate that movie too!

statesman44 05-10-2007 03:53 PM

Do you think that orange nad peach would match the furniture we've purchased?

J187 05-10-2007 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by statesman44 (Post 44597)
Do you think that orange nad peach would match the furniture we've purchased?


I would only worry about the color of the room your furniture is actually in complimenting the furniture. Even though the floor plan is open, you are trying to establish visual connections in each room. To this I would say yes I believe from the picture you provided that a burned orange would look quite nice. Again this is very very subjective and your opinion could be very different from mine. The nice thing about paint is, if you end up not liking your choice you can paint over it, its not as difficult or expensive as other things to change around and experiment with. Most paint shops will sell you a small sample of any color for a few bucks. Take it, apply it in a square on the wall, give a few days to settle and decide if you like it enough in that room to continue. I have found that oranges look great with tan/brown/khaki furniture.

yummy mummy 05-10-2007 09:02 PM

To me, burnt orange may work., if you really like it.
But peach, oh sooooooo 90s. Skip the peach......

(I'm not a peach person)

Webguy64 05-11-2007 06:05 AM

Selecting colors
 
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Originally Posted by J187 (Post 44609)
I would only worry about the color of the room your furniture is actually in complimenting the furniture. Even though the floor plan is open, you are trying to establish visual connections in each room...I have found that oranges look great with tan/brown/khaki furniture.

We had the challenge of picking colors in an open floor plan. We have black leather furniture and tan carpet. We ended up using three colors: A light carmel (for most of the walls), kind of an Autumn reddish/brown (for accent walls), and a light sandy color (for the wall with the fireplace, ceilings, and trim). We were very happy with how it turned out.

We bought several quarts of paint (now, you can usually get even smaller samples) and painted white posterboards. That way you can see how they all look together. As far as matching, if you pick two colors from the same swatch (dark/light) they'll definitely match, which helps. Also, some companies (Lowes' American Traditions) have little brochures with 'families' of color that work well together. That's how we picked ours.

Don't be afraid of darker colors. We 'pushed the envelope' and were very happy with the results. Good luck!

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J187 05-11-2007 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by yummy mummy (Post 44627)
To me, burnt orange may work., if you really like it.
But peach, oh sooooooo 90s. Skip the peach......

(I'm not a peach person)

Not exactly a true peach, but something from that family. Looks great in the kitchen.

Like sherwin williams - Frangipane

yummy mummy 05-11-2007 02:02 PM

J187

I really like that colour frangipane.
When I think of peach I think of pinky orangey.

That would work nice in his kitchen.

J187 05-11-2007 02:45 PM

I know afterward I thought of a peach too and I was like, wait, no.


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