Post # 1
My Fiance and I are closing on our first home tomorrow (so excited!!) and our first order of business after all the paperwork is done is spending the weekend repainting. The living room is currently VERY dark red, which neither of us likes at all, so it has got to go. The space adjoins a dining room (lightyellow walls) and kitchen (white & black). I’ve attached a photo so you can see the current color and how the room opens up at the back into the dining area — what color would you ladies choose??
We’re leaning towards a light to medium blue-grey or a light spring green maybe? Initially we wanted to do a pale yellow but I think that would be overkill on the yellow and I want to create the look of two distinct spaces.
Post # 3
@AmeBee: Benjain Moore- Beacon Hill damask HC-2 OR Dill pickle 2147-40 for a green and Wedgewood gray HC-146 for a blue(my pick). Congrats!
Post # 4
Is that the only spot that the wall is red? If so, I would suggest a bolder color and use your blue/grey idea where its yellow. I say that only becuase it looks like a bigger space. If I have it backwards then I would put the bold color where its yellow and your blueish grey over the red.
Post # 5
I think blue would look nice. What color is the floor (is that red/grey rug part permanent or is that gone)?
Post # 6
I think going with a rich color for the living room, and leaving the pastels in the eating area makes sense. Bluish gray would probably be nice for the living rooms, but I wouldn’t do light green, unless it’s a pretty rich hue.
We moved into our house which is painted all these intense colors, but we sort of love it. Mustard for the living room, terra cotta for the dining room, one bathroom is blue and the other is grayish-purple…keeps things interesting.
Post # 7
i think a darker grey would look great with that yellow wall
Post # 8
@AmeBee: Our living room is Benjamin Moore pewter. Its a lovely grey, it would look awesome in that space. Personally, I don’t like walls that aren’t white or a lighter shade of grey. I love the clean, modern look they give the room.
Post # 9
Congrats on your new home! I think a muted grey would be perfect with the yellow in the background.
@KC-2722: I’m the same way. Grey and white walls are perfection in my book 🙂
Post # 10
We have a couple of swatches painted on the wall as of this afternoon but are going to come back to it in the morning. The muted blue grey is looking like a winner. In the end we decided to tone down the yellow in the dining area (going to change it to Valspar’s “Jekyll Clubhouse Yellow” which is a more yellow-cream instead of the bright yellow it is now). The floor is brown linoleum through the entire downstairs, but our big project for next year is going to be installing bamboo/hardwood throughout in a medium brown.
Post # 11
I think the blue grey would be awesome. Benjamin Moore “tranquility” would be perfect and they have it paired with a lemon sorbet it’s lovely. but I also agrees that a plain grey would be great too
Post # 12
Check out Ben Moore Coventry Gray. It is definitely gray but with blue undertones. I have it in in a bedroom and bathroom paired with chartreuse…it looks great with yellow and is such a soothing color.
Post # 13
@AmeBee: I just used valspar urban sunrise- it’s the perfect gray!