Home decor bees – help me paint this room!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@littlemisst08:  Could you get couch covers? Is the recliner blocking the path to the dining room? How much natural light does the room get?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

in the photo, the couches look more teal than a true green, is the photos coloring off or is it pretty close?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@littlemisst08:  I am by no means an interior designer, but I like playing around with paint colors and what not and am currently working on my house with regards to paint so I’m starting to learn what can work, and what doesnt.

I took the photo and pulled the green as the main color and then just played around with some other swatches that would work. I think i would do the light beige or the grey (2nd color) as the wall color, it also coordinates with the existing carpet.

If you went with a grey wall color that pulls more of the blue tones (less of the reds/oranges) it will help tie in the couches.

Also, I’d suggest finding a fabric that you like that has a few of the rooms colors in together for a few throw pillows, rug, wall hanging, etc–that will help tie in the colors together as well!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @blondie_bride:  That’s cool… wanting to know what Program / App you used to do that ?

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@This Time Round:  Just pulled it into my adobe InDesign– (I’m in advertising/ marketing)

There is an “eye dropper” tool that I used to get the exact couch color (at least from the photo) and then just eyeballed other colors that looked “right”

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@littlemisst08:  Yes! Definitely put that mirror in a differnt part of the room (over in the dining area would be great) that way it will help distribute the green color and kind of tie the area all together!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@littlemisst08:  Nope, I think you’d be perfectly fine! I think mixing neutrals and going with monochromatic tones is acceptable (although this is just my taste)

There will be other ways to incorporate the different colors into your room so If you want to work with what you already have, go for it!

We just painted our walls a dark grey/brown color (Behr: Creek Bend) And I got some printed fabric for valences in a very similar grey color– then just coordinated it with light beige curtains– so lots of greys and beiges, all in similar tones–then I’m adding various coordinating pillows to my couch and splashes of blue/grey tones (Behr Paramount)

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@littlemisst08:  oh my gosh those are GORGEOUS!!

And yes– I think you’ll be able to incorporate any new furniture into that color scheme since it will be primarily neutrals– and pops of accent color, if you choose =)

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