Post # 1
Hi, so we just bought a co-op in the crazy NYC/LI area and we will hopefully be moving in the in next month.
The walls of the new place are white and we definitely plan to paint. We have a light-medium grey couch with blue undertones that we are keeping and was hoping you bees would have some good suggestions for wall paint colors since sometimes I think I’m color-blind.
We are thinking of a lightish blue, but welcome any suggestions! I tend to prefer dark reds/morroccan colors so if anyone can think up a color scheme that would work I’d be indebted!
Here’s a pic of the couch in our current apt. The wall behind it is white, the wall with the window is a very pale blue. We currently are living in a sketchy loft in Brooklyn so please ignore the burned out window frame. Don’t even get me started on my landlord.
Post # 3
First of all, Congratulations for you new place! It’s always so motivating to have your own home and start decorating it (I love to decorate too and I’m alwasys thinking about possible combinations of colors and stuff). Well, regarding your place, seems to me like you pretty much have two options: you can pick a color palette that matches the floor (which seems like orange wooden, so it’s part of the “warm” color scheme that you’re inclined to -reds, oranges, yellows, etc.) or pick a color palette that matches your couch (the color of the couch seems to be more kind of the “cold” color schemes, like grays, blues, violetes, etc.). Depending on the mood you would like to have in your living room, that would be up to you. I know I might not very descriptive on this single paragraph but I really hope it helps you somehow. Good luck with your decor and please post some pics after you’re done!!
Post # 4
I love love love chocolate brown or a deep red!
Post # 5
You should paint that wall something bright and awesome, like emerald green, cobalt blue or dark purple! That would look amazing against the brick wall and would really make the couch pop.
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Post # 8
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. This is a pic of the new place so you can get an idea of what the space looks like. I do like dark colors but am a bit concerned it will looks too small, but maybe I’m being silly
Post # 9
i beleive a light blue/grey would be nice. Not to dark, would be light enough to not make the room seem smaller. Neutral enough to add any color accent you want.
Post # 10
@chauliodus: I would go with a taupe or maybe even a light cream in this space…I think it looks stunning though! Dark colors do tend to make spaces feel more closed in and I’m a light and bright addict, so for me, anything dark doesn’t turn me on personally…Maybe just one accent wall? In a darker shade of your prime color choice???
Post # 12
I think if your like bold colors, you should paint the wall something neutral. You can decorate however you want, plus it won’t shrink the room.
Post # 13
I don’t usually like accent walls, but I think that may be the right thing to do in this space if you want to add some color. Go with a neutral on three walls and a bold color, maybe on the wall on the left where the tv is, and then maybe do a gallery wall of pictures to keep that wall from being too oppressive. I would find a rug or pillow in colors that you like (preferably something that isn’t a solid color) and pull out your favorite color from that. I love inky blue/teal colors, so I could see a fun rug on the floor with a little teal in it, a teal accent wall and a medium neutral gray that matches your couch on the other three walls, and then pillows with your red and yellow moroccan colors and patterns that you like on the couch.
Post # 14
Our couches are almost the same color as yours and our floor is a similar medium tone. Our wall color is Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue and it looks very fresh and serene against the gray couches.
this is an old picture before I made major changes to the rest of the room but you can see how the couches look agains the wall color.
Post # 15
I just did my small living room in chelsea gray by Benjamin Moore. It is so classic and looks crisp with my white trim. I also have light wood floors. I’ll go crazy with accessories later to add pops of color.