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Paint Color Dilemma! Your opinon needed!

Eva TNovember 13, 2012
I LOVE the idea of a grayish blue living room (Deep Silver and Van Courtland Blue by Benjamin Moore are two of my favorites), but all of the photos I have seen of these paint colors are against white wood. As you can see from my photos, I have an open floor plan with dark cherry wood in the kitchen, lighter floor, and I plan on installing mahogany blinds to match the kitchen. Will this paint color work against this reddish wood?? What other cozy colors would you recommend for this space??? My furniture is a mix of modern and rustic pieces. Thank you in advance!!
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Paint it in the color you want, there is no clash with your wood and the grayish blue, treat that color the same as any other nuetral color. I like the brown tans, greys and blues myself and use them often-deep orange, olives and burgundy are good warm up colors and so is a navy blue-beyond color, textures prints and adding some shine with glass pieces or the warmth of ceramiccs goes a long way too. I think you will be very happy with your chosen color as it is calm and relaxing, very easy on the eye. Good luck and thanks for posting!
    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 11:52AM
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Stanton Designs-online design services
A grayish blue will for sure work in your space! Red and blue tones work very nicely together.
    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 12:13PM
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They will look great together as in these examples below!
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2 Likes    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 12:38PM
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Eva T
Thanks for the encouragement! I am curious what others would do with this space color wise. The back splash in the kitchen is brown, ivory and a sage green. Aside from the grayish blue, I was also considering a sage green (Silver Sage by RH or Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue). Any thoughts out there which would look better???
    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 12:44PM
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i suggest that the walls be painted in a white to match your countertop which will bring that creamy tone into the next space and then paint your ceilings blue.

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    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 12:54PM
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Keerthi Naidu
I think the sage green would look really good with the cherry wood you have! I personally would choose that over the pale blue, simply because the sage green would complement the wood better.

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1 Like    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 2:16PM
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Blue-gray is my favorite cool neutral, and it gets my vote to balance out the very warm wood tones you have in your home.
    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 2:23PM
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Aggie Purvinska
Blue Gray would look fantastic, both light and darker, but you could also have some serious fun with a brighter color or a bolder darker color, if you like why not do a dark mossy green, for example? It's soothing, sophisticated and unusual and you have enough natural light to pull it off.. Do you have pictures of your stuff? Or maybe an apple green?Dark Blue?

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    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 8:15PM
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Hi---Paint your kitchen walls a medium shade of gray---match it to a gray in your backsplash. Once you have that gray---look toward blue/gray hues in the color wheel and choose a blue/gray for the next space to be painted. Bring in warm neutral colors to balance the cool grays and it will look lovely. If you do opt for the green hues-I suggest a puddy color more than a sage---against your wood tones puddy will look sage... Good Luck!
1 Like    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 8:27PM
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Deep Silver is an attractive grey blue:
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Here is Van Courtland Blue in a kitchen:
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I like both!
    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 8:30PM
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I should have explained why I said to paint your kitchen gray rather than gray/blue---Your counter has yellow undertones-if the walls are blue-the counters will appear to be green... :)
1 Like    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 8:33PM
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