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How to use colours

lorifritzJanuary 10, 2013
We are renovating our condo by the water. I really like these colors from Benjamin Moore: Lemon Sorbet 2019-60, Tranquil Blue 2051-50, Stratton Blue HC-142. I have attached some pictures of the living room, dining room, and kitchen. We are really wanting to bring the outdoor colors in and brighten it up. Any suggestion where they should go in the rooms? Example wall colors decor accessories.
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mmilos
Nice space!

Since it's all pretty much open, I would instead do a consistent, more neutral color thoughout - perhaps just variations in shades between the rooms.

But, for those colors you picked, I would paint the kitchen Stratton Blue, Tranquil blue in the living room and lemon sorbet in the dining room.
    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 10:42AM
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houssaon
Is this your furniture?
    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 10:45AM
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lorifritz
Yes this is our furniture, we have add a smokey brown recliner since
    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 10:51AM
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Skye Interior Studios
I agree, nice place. Where did you get those dining chairs (slippers chairs)? I love it.
    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 10:53AM
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decoenthusiaste
I'd do a light neutral greige throughout the living/kitchen/dining and then use blue and yellow for a pop with the accessories. Blue walls might be nice in the edrom, with more yellow..
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    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 10:54AM
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lorifritz
I found the dining room chairs online at Costco
    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 11:00AM
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houssaon
I like the wall colors you have now, but if you change use the Stratton Blue in all three rooms.
    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 11:04AM
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Skye Interior Studios
Thanks!

Lemon Sorbet for Dining Room, Tranquil Blue for the Living Room and Stratton Blue for the kitchen. Also, add throw pillows, and rugs like cow rug for the living room and flokati rug for dining table.
    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 11:04AM
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jansseninteriors
Yellow on the walls, blue in accessories. If you use blue on the walls, then you won't see the water view. If you use yellow accessories with white-ish furniture, then everything will appear to be off-color.
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Interiors International, Inc.
I love your place. Blues are a great answer to bring the outdoors in because your high enough up to pukk sky blue as well as water blues.
    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 2:44PM
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Norma Sassone
Your furniture is lovely. Pick a color for some cushions on that great couch, maybe a striped area rug mostly neutral but with one stripe of color like your cushions. I think the bar chair should be backless stools because they are encroaching into your dining space.
    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 8:33PM
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Zaiton Husin
I think I wouldn't use blue in the interior but would use colours of plants which normally blend in with the blue of tha water and the sky, thus colours like lemon sorbet, lemon green, etc would fit in well
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 2:09AM
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inkwitch
jannseninteriors made a pertinent comment. Few homes have enough ext. view to interact with the interior. Test colors on the walls before you commit. Your lighting will change the tones. Light colors will make the space look larger. I can't envision a bulky recliner in this space!
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 3:19AM
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lorifritz
The recliner isn't bulky it kind of feels to small to me, but hopefully once everything is put together it will feel right. Thanks for all the ideas!
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 11:59AM
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Matthew Craig Interiors
I would bring all of those colors together in art, pillows, rugs, lighting....I would paint in brighter neutrals with warmer undertones. I would make most of the upholstery in that same neutral as the walls. The place will look amazing, bright and very open.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 11:08PM
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Matthew Craig Interiors
just add your color like in this room. You could add even more color if you wanted.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 11:12PM
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