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Design Dilemma
Design Dilemma

Contempory house with high ceilings, this picture is the focal point, which color would you use for the accen

sandragrenier07December 27, 2012
Paint decions
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Several ways to go for accent. Less extreme would be SW's Stonebriar or Sleepy Blue. For higher contrast try Optimistic Yellow. Take the picture with you to the paint store and start with these colors. Camera, lighting, etc, can make a difference. Take chips outside store's artificial light to decide and move up or down or across chips if necessary to find the perfect one for you. Then get a sample tester can and paint large poster board to hang on the wall and see how your own natural and electric light changes the colors. It is a process.
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 4:20PM
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Staged for Perfection
What furniture are you using with the picture?
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 4:29PM
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Metro Interiors
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 6:58PM
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Andrea Prasch
I really like that deep purple
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 8:52PM
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Sage green or violet!
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 9:01PM
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Staged for Perfection
I have never liked the idea of building a room around a picture! Sorry
1 Like    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 9:02PM
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Andrea Prasch
I agree with @stagedforperfection Furniture should come first then paint then accessories. I have also made this mistake.
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 9:05PM
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Any one of these colors would work:
Tea Paint · More Info
Old Navy 2063 Paint · More Info
Woodcliff Lake 980 by Benjamin Moore · More Info
Sparrow AF-720 by Benjamin Moore · More Info
Honeymoon AF-345 Paint · More Info
-, or
caramel latte · More Info
-. I like Woodcliff Lake the best.
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 9:12PM
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Manon Floreat
I think it very useful to have a inspiration piece that helps to inform the decor of a room. Many of the most engaging rooms are holistically designed by taking into account all elements of the space. With that said, I'd like to see what else is going on in the room before making any recommendations. Do you have more photos you can post?
1 Like    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 9:15PM
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CASTLE Design Studio LLC
Hi S, designing a space is like solving a 3 dimensional puzzle. You may want to start with more puzzle pieces, as suggested above, plus create a title for your puzzle so you're always adding great pieces to the puzzle. Ex: 'Contemporary Nature' which could mean clean lines juxtaposed with natural elements, etc. Enjoy the process and don't hesitate to change things as you go. Best, Diane
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 9:28PM
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