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Old 09-15-2017, 10:08 AM   #1
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New Home!! Looking for color opinions :)


Hello Everyone!!

This is my first time on the forum and I'm looking to get some help with choosing a paint color for my living room/ kitchen. I just purchased a new home and we love it. We will be moving in next month. We are just not a fan of the colors on the walls and the kitchen doors. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Pretty home.

I am mostly stylistically challenged so I can't ad much to the color discussion. Not a fan of the pink though.

Perhaps something as a clay for an accent wall, but I prefer bright colors.
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Pretty home.

I am mostly stylistically challenged so I can't ad much to the color discussion. Not a fan of the pink though.

Perhaps something as a clay for an accent wall, but I prefer bright colors.
Thanks for the reply! I appreciate the feedback. My girlfriend and I keep going back and forth between buying a couch first and having a color work with the couch or vice versa. It just seems difficult with the red oak floor coloring. I was thinking about a white/gray color for the walls but their are so many to choose from.
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Most paint stores [should be available on the net also] have software that can take your pic and insert their colors to give you a better idea of how any given color will look.
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Most paint stores [should be available on the net also] have software that can take your pic and insert their colors to give you a better idea of how any given color will look.
Thanks for the tip mark. Ill check out the sherwin williams site.
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We went with gray on our recent repaint.
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We went with gray on our recent repaint.
That gray looks awesome mike. Looks like your floors are similar to mine as well.
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I had no idea there were so many grays, lol. I bought four sample quarts and did small areas around the room before deciding. This is called 'Silver Dollar'.
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There are probably a dozen different 'silver dollar' greys - he'll need to know what brand you used also if he wishes to duplicate it.
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There are probably a dozen different 'silver dollar' greys - he'll need to know what brand you used also if he wishes to duplicate it.

Oops! Porter brand.
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Raelteh,
Beautiful space. Love the kitchen. SW gave us a 'fan' of color chips to browse at home. Then we bought their little sample cans. We have many of those cans. I'm a fan of grays. Its a major, time consuming project selecting paint.

If you've narrowed your sofa choice ask if the store has a fabric sample or pillow you can take home and hold aginst your wall with the paint sample.

What about area rugs.

Mike, I love your room.
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Home Depot has paper panels you can stick on wall and paint, cheaper than SW panels. Also HD has cheaper smaller samples of paint they can match to SW colors. You might end up with a ton of samples.

Are you changing trim color? A gloss or semigloss of same wall color or even contrasting color is a nice detail from satin/flat walls.

I was just in a high end designer's penthouse that had multiple bold colors, purple, green and dark grey. Looked fantastic, got the colors from him but nothing looked good in my place. You have to try all the suggestions in your house to see what you like.

One cool detail he had painters do with white ceiling is bring the white down onto walls about 1/4". I asked how that was done since taping walls and getting a clean straight line would be hard. One of his painters did it by hand with a small brush.

Look outside and see if there's any colors you want to bring inside. Could be flowers blooming, colors of leaves or bark of a tree, something in background if you have a view. Maybe a shade darker wall color on the wall leading to pool from the rest of the room.

At least it's only paint. Post some pics after you paint. Good luck.
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Beautiful home, congratulations.

I really like creamy white walls in all the public areas in the home.
But that's just me.

My advise is to start with area rugs in decorating. From the rugs
you can pull colors for the furniture and window treatments.

I also like the Grey walls in Mikes home, if you don't like white.

Do you like oriental rugs or contemporary rugs?
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Beautiful home, congratulations.

I really like creamy white walls in all the public areas in the home.
But that's just me.

My advise is to start with area rugs in decorating. From the rugs
you can pull colors for the furniture and window treatments.

I also like the Grey walls in Mikes home, if you don't like white.

Do you like oriental rugs or contemporary rugs?
My wife says if I had had my way, every room would be antique white, lol.

She started with the area rug and chose colors from that. The area rug was chosen to fit with the floor color.
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My wife says if I had had my way, every room would be antique white, lol.

She started with the area rug and chose colors from that. The area rug was chosen to fit with the floor color.
I'm with you...antique white walls are a great canvas for a home...
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