Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are building and our house is going to be done in November/December so we are starting to collect furniture/decor for the new house. We are also starting to get ideas for paint since the whole house comes painted in a neutral tone. The problem is that neither one of us has ever had the opportunity to paint and decorate a home before so we are at a loss for what to do for the paint colors. I’ve been collecting ideas on Pinterest but it’s really hard.
Like for our bedroom, we are thinking shabby chic for the decor and furniture. All white furniture but to make it a little masculine for Darling Husband we were thinking a dark grey for the paint color but will that be too much in the room? Should we just paint one wall? I have no idea.
Then the down stairs is all interconnected. The entryway flows into a den type room which leads down the hall and into the great room/kitchen. Do I paint it all one color? Should I do the great room and kitchen one color and then the front room something complimentary? And how am I suppose to decide this based on one little paint card?
See what I mean? We are a little overwhelmed.
For those of you in your house how did you decide on colors and what would work in the space?
Post # 3
It’s really difficult to start from virtually scratch when designing a whole house. You’re doing a good job looking online for inspiration. I also recommend houzz.com.
I would start with one piece for each room that you love. A pillow for the great room, your comforter from your bedroom, tile for the bathroom, the countertops in the kitchen, and just put a bunch of paint swatches together that compliment them. Try to stay in the same “tone” of colors, meaning if you’re going bright, stick with bright through all the common spaces, or if you’re going for neutral, do different shades of neutrals.
For my house, I knew I wanted color but didn’t want anything too bright. I chose 5 colors that I used for different rooms throughout our house. Teal in dining room and master bedroom, green in family room and 2nd bedroom, beige in kitchen, living room, hallways, and 3rd bedroom, gray in 2 bathrooms and office and chocolate brown in master bathroom and basement.
Here are a few inspiration pics:
Post # 4
For your bedroom, maybe a robin’s egg blue? then it is still masculine but not dark, and it would be rather restful. it would like nice with the white furniture too.
Post # 5
I have a suggestion for your bedroom… I saw recently in a magazine (ugh, I know, but I can’t recall which one!) dove gray walls, darker gray trim and a lovely sky blue ceiling! It was very serene and peaceful – perfect for a bedroom.
As for your interconnected space… without seeing pics, it’d be hard to say… but you may consider picking a bold-ish color for the den, then a more neutral/complimentary color for the other spaces, for a nice flow.