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Help With Color and Curtains

friscogalNovember 3, 2012
Working to update the dining room. Hoping a color will help. But what color, and what about the color for the ceilings? Thoughts? Golden yellows? Oranges? Pale olive green? Taupe? Browns?

Thoughts on the valences? Keep or change?

This is a small wine country house with redwood trees out back. We would like a relaxed, contemporary feel. But we are also eclectic - we collect interesting things and are not afraid of color.
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Stanton Designs-online design services
Is privacy a issue? Or are you just wanting something on the windows?
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 12:20PM
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Not a privacy issue at all. Could lose the valence/drapes entirely. They are there now to bring in color and make the patio door look a bit taller.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 12:22PM
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Ok.... I really like all the pops of orange you have...great accent color!! My suggestions for color then depending on how bold you want to go are.... Either a deep blue or teal....both look great with orange! Or a more subtle green... Looks like you have some green in your rug. Two completely different looks but if you aren't afraid of color! Are there windows or anything on the other side of the fireplace? I ask to help get a better idea for drapery ideas.
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Here is the adjacent kitchen....sorry for the horrible cell phone pictures.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 12:38PM
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The subway tiies in the kitchen are sage green...here's a close up with my terrible cell phone.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 12:44PM
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Love the subway tiles! Also love your wood floors and rugs. But not the valances. I'd start by taking them all down. I prefer windows without drapes, if privacy and glare aren't an issue, but I know most people are attached to the idea of drapes for a decorative finish.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 12:53PM
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Shari P Kantor Creative Universe SPKCreative LLC
Hi Friscogal,

Maybe a green-based cream on the walls and ceiling with cream, green, orange or silver on the trim?

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    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 1:05PM
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Thanks Feeny. I am beginning to agree as I think the curtains are aging the room. The ceiling are tall and the windows are boring. They don't have any moulding on them. Maybe adding moulding would make me feel better about these boring white vinyl windows.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 5:01PM
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Thx Stanton Designs. I like the orange too and am wanting to do something to prevent the room from looking like an orange juice ad. Teal, huh ? I'll have to see pictures.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 5:02PM
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