Painting the house? Photos inside!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

How about a light gray for the familly room?  Or maybe a light beige, depending on what tone you’re going for, or what other colors you will have in the room.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

sweetpink :  I am personally not a paint it white kinda gal so am not sure if this will help. But if you must go greige yeah, get one with some “color” to it like a little gray (like a PP mentioned), light mocha, something! As for cozy add a rug with color and/or a pattern and get rid of the venetian blinds and add wooden ones (if you like blinds) or a curtain to soften it up.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Is tihs a repeat post? It sounds awfully familiar.  Based on the inspiration photos that you provided in your other post I think you need to go with a neutral color on the walls either white, off white or grey.

Help with decorating my living room. PHOTOS INSIDE

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

 

sweetpink :  But it looks like you haven’t taken any of the suggestions in the last post from two months ago…

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

sweetpink :  I don’t think you can go wrong with good ol’ Swiss Coffee white. It’s the best just-barely-off-white that goes with everything and is almost always the color used for baseboards, trim etc. Get some window dressings and throw an area rug over the blah tile and you’re set.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

sweetpink :  You got a lot of great suggestions in this thread

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/help-with-decorating-my-living-room-photos-inside/

You can most definitely use grey paint with your brown cabinets. There are many greys with a brown undertone.

Here is an article about various shades of grey paint. We have Balboa Mist and I love it.

http://www.kylieminteriors.ca/the-9-best-benjamin-moore-paint-colors-grays-including-undertones/

 

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Yes but wall color was discussed (even photoshoped as a visual) in your other post. I think you will find similar advice in this thread.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

sweetpink :  How about going to Lowes/Home Depot and picking out a couple colors and they can put it in those little tiny containers so you can try them on the wall. And look at them in the sunlight, too. That makes a BIG difference.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

sweetpink :  Im also painting my living room and kitchen, I’m doing a light grayish/white with a warm olive undertone in one room and in the other room I’m doing a grayish with a blue undertone. 

How about asking for suggestions on the Houzz site. It only for home decor and renovations. 

Edit: I forgot to add, personally I buy my stuff first then choose my paint. I still decide on a paint color but nothing is set in stone. Then I find my key piece (either art or rug) and then I pull my favorite color from that and enhance it with the paint and the remaining stuffs.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

And remember, it’s just paint. If you don’t like it, you can always paint again. It’s not a lifelong investment.

I agree with the pp. Normally, you pull the wall color from your other pieces. Why not find an area rug you love, then choose the wall color. Art doesn’t have to match anything.

These might be a bit busy, but you can find a rug that will have grey, brown and cream in it.

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