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Paint color for room with Mahogany wall

shelmae7November 12, 2012
I recently purchased a 1955 home with a vaulted ceiling in the main room, which encompasses the living room, dining room and kitchen. The north wall of the living room has a brick fireplace and a single french door, and the rest of the wall is dark mahogany paneling, original to the home. All of the doors and trim match this paneling.
Usually I am very comfortable choosing paint colors, but I don't know what would look best with this wall, which I want to keep. nothing has been painted so I'm completely open to suggestions. I tend to like more cheerful, almost Mexican inspired colors. I dont go for grey. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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I like to start with a color that is already in the room so everything is singing on the right key. Maybe the grout in the brick? or is that too gray? Maybe you are using an area rug and can choose a color from there? A color from art? I like to paint all rooms white or off-white. I find the right color in the light fringe of a rug or a painting etc. I like my decorative objects + art + area rugs to be the divas, not a bright wall paint. One of my favorite decors on Houzz is Hacienda Chic. They used white wall paint and colorful furnishings etc.
Hacienda Chic Residence · More Info

Sometimes they painted one wall a bright color, but I'd probably stick to white. Here are more photos of the rooms in Hacienda Chic:
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    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 6:42PM
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Thank you for the Hacienda Chic decor and for your suggestions! so fun. I May end up painting the fireplace (or tiling it) and painting the room while with an accent wall that will tie in the kitchen.
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