Paint color help for Country House with T&G Fir ceiling
Hi There -
My husband and I have bought a cute little place in the country (built 1961). We love the T&G fir ceilings with huge beams and beat up oak floors. There is also a huge old brick fireplace.
My quandary of the moment is what color to paint the interior walls. The living room has a huge, shaded, west facing window. this window generates big heat in the summer afternoons, and makes it cold in the winter. So far since the season has changed, it is also very dark. I'm hoping that will change when the trees drop their leaves.
I haven't started decorating, as we are a ways off from moving in. However, I need to get some drapes up for temperature control. Since I don't want any drapes that would natch the peach walls, I want to paint.
I like taupes. I want a color that will contrast well with the ceiling and floor and look great with my mostly brown furniture. I currently use mostly cranberry accent color - but am thinking of going to a dark teal color as accent. I like some of the neutral grays, but am worried that they may seem to cold in the winter when there's not much natural light. If we go with something warmer, I think it will be too warm in the summer with the wood walls and ceiling.