Post # 1
Hi Bees! You have all been sooooo helpful in my whole house building process, designing my kitchen, choosing a backsplash and all the way down to the floor colors for basically my whole house!
So now we are on to painting the living room kitchen combo room. We painted the dining room that is off of the kitchen a greyish color and used black and red accents in the room so I dont want something too dark but I need to get rid of these stark flat paint walls! Help me out!
Heres the kitchen and then the living room side…..
Dont mind all the stuff, I dont have everything on my fireplace where it should be and we havent hung the clock yet since we decided to paint.
So these are the colors Im thinking so far but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
#1 Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe
#2 Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe
#3 SW Sands of Time
I know that these are all in the same color family but we are not opposed to going a different color route! I just dont have that “eye for color” that some others seem to be really good at!
Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
@Leonard2B: I actually don’t like any of them. They make the room look smaller.
Post # 4
@Aquaria: Do you have any ideas of other colors that could work? Im up for different ideas, I just dont know what direction to go!
Post # 5
@Leonard2B: I LOVE these colors! I’m choosing a similar wall color to either Tony Taupe or Sands of Time (they look very close to me) for my palette. Gorgeous!
I voted for Sands of Time because my hardwoods are going to be dark like the picture, and I’m going with eggshell trim. 🙂
Post # 6
@Leonard2B: There’s nothing wrong with the taupe color scheme but maybe just go with a lighter shade.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
The right color will depend a lot on the lighting in your particular space and the fixed elements that are already there. I would go buy sample cans of all of the colors you are considering, get some poster board, and make big color swatches for yourself. Then hold the swatches next to your counters, backsplash, cabintes, flooring, and furniture pieces. Which color looks best with ALL of those fixed elements? That is your color. Don’t forget to also consider your trim color and ceiling color as well.