(Closed) Trouble with decorating and paint colors

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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.

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