powered by
Discussions
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users
Purplish-gray walls in living room with teal?
middleofnowhere
January 9, 2013 in Design Dilemma
The color I picked for my living room is a mid-tone purplish gray, with bright white trim ("proper gray" by Sherwin-Williams). It's a south-facing room but I'm close to Canada and the light is not really strong. The couch is a slightly lighter shade of gray and for now the floor will be painted trim-white (cork floors later in a medium brown). I also have this wild teal-blue leather chair I bought, and I'm getting Flor Tiles in a patterned teal that has purple and black in it, and a purple border. 2 questions: 1., does the purple-gray go with the teal chair and carpet tiles; and 2., can I get away with a light teal-blue on the ceiling? Photo shows chair; the painted swatch above it is "proper gray", the blue higher up is ceiling (and chimney) color, Flor Tile samples on floor. Help!
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
TanCalGal
I found one photo of SW's "proper gray" on Houzz & it looks kinda dark for your room. Actually the color on your wall looks beige-pink from here. So I am not sure about the wall color or the ceiling color. Modern Residential Project

Here's a good article on choosing paint 4 walls (& maybe ceilings, too). http://www.lindaholtinteriors.com/2011/07/testing-wall-color-101/

I love the chair & your various art! Rug is interesting and should be fine, especially with the white floors. This photo might look something like the room you R planning? Living Room
0 Likes   January 10, 2013 at 2:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
charleee
See if you like this gray: [houzz=
]
0 Likes   January 10, 2013 at 3:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
middleofnowhere
Olldbobbi: I see the gray, but it doesn't say the color. Do you know the name? It's pretty.
0 Likes   January 10, 2013 at 7:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
charleee
The color is Light French Gray Paint by Sherwin Williams.
0 Likes   January 11, 2013 at 1:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rluchinski
I like the top big paint sample. Is it purply? I think purples would look great with this chair, but agree, keep the lighter tones.
0 Likes   January 11, 2013 at 4:54AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
michigammemom
Not sure how accurate the colors are in your photos as several of your samples have peachy/taupe undertones. I would suggest a lighter lavender like Benjamin Moore's Organdy shown in this fresh looking foyer.
2 Likes   January 11, 2013 at 5:50AM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Can gray walls go with teal, cream and warm tones (beige, espresso brown furnishings?)
Want gray living room walls to add color and cool down...
kukabara
Sherri Harney
How to warm up a living room with light gray walls
Hello! My living room has light gray walls with medium-brown...
alice1211
More Discussions
Need help choosing paint!
Want a grey paint for our main floor. Kitchen is brown:taupe....
kimba86
furniture design
Need a furniture design for my home I.e from sitout...
Manjunath Panchal
Show us your favorite Christmas decor piece!
Do you have a favorite ornament that's been in your...
Jeannie Nguyen
Family room furniture for family
Help!!! We are in desperate need of enough seating...
ksinva
style suggestions for 2 counter stools requested
i still need to buy 2 counter stools for my newly renovated...
nnigrt
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.