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Design Dilemma
Design Dilemma


Amber RussellDecember 13, 2012
Photos are of my living room in the night time and then in the day time to show the differences. My question is this, would a darker shade of gray make it look too dark? I want gray somewhere I love that I can put my favorite colors with it and it matches so well.. Which are colors of peacocks.
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    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 3:20PM
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Amber Russell
Oh I'm sorry I did another post with pics right after, it said this one did not post at this time
    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 3:54PM
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Amber Russell
Here we are
    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 3:55PM
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Do you mean you want to paint the walls gray? Check out this peacock wall decal..
Peacock three-color wall decal, NouWall · More Info
1 Like    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 4:05PM
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Amber Russell
Yes I was thinking the walls gray but any advice would be great!
That is a very pretty decal, thanks.
    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 4:09PM
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A nice light gray will look white-ish at night. Most colors don't look like color at all in low light anyway. Get a sample of the paint you are considering (or a few) and paint 2 coats on foam-core board. Look at the samples in different lighting and different parts of your room. (also remember that your current wall color will influence how the samples look).
1 Like    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 4:13PM
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Amber Russell
What are your thoughts on painting the ceiling the same color as the walls if I do decide on a light gray? Or what's the basic rule here? I don't know.
    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 4:23PM
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Painted ceilings are becoming popular. And a nice light gray will look nice, in my opinion. You might want to use the lightest shade of the paint strip of your walls. Don't forget to put your sample board on the ceiling to see how it looks. It will not appear the same as on the walls, but will "go" with them.

What we see as color is the light reflected by a surface, so the angle of the surface and the type of light make the most difference. Make sure to look at your samples in your house, with the type of lightbulbs you use.
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