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Paint color for small bedroom?

LisaJanuary 11, 2013
The bedroom is 13 x 10, and I would like something other than a neutral color on the walls. I'm leaning towards a blue or grey. Will this make the room look smaller? Thanks!
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Forgot to mention a king bed in this room.
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 10:42AM
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I'd go with a pale greyed blue in the same color as your carpet.
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 11:03AM
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Crystal Chavez
Hi Patchick! As someone who has lived in NY for the last couple years- 10 x 13 is huuuuge!! I did find a good ideabook from the editorial section that might jumpstart your inspiration--

Ideabook: Big Style for Small Bedrooms · See Ideabook

I do love the idea of using blues and greys, as they are usually neutral enough to not be overpowering but have enough personality to not just blend in!

Guest Bedroom · More Info

Draw The Line Design · More Info

3XX Queen Street · More Info

Or here are some grey options:

Michelle's Master Bedroom. · More Info

Clapham Family Home · More Info

Hope this helps!!
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 11:06AM
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Cole Barnett Interiors
I love Barren Plain by Benjamin Moore. It is a brown/gray but appears more gray when it's on the walls. I used it in my Floral Park album if you want to see it in a space. :)
1 Like    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 11:13AM
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Cole Barnett Interiors
Barren Plain
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 11:14AM
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perfect suggestion, Cole Barnett Interiors.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 11:15AM
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If you are starting with a blank slate anyway I would find bedding that you love and then pick your paint colour from that. Also consider building around artwork you want on your walls. The bed is going to be mostly what you see with a king size in that smaller space, so I'd make the walls work with it rather than vice versa....
    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 6:52AM
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Thank to you all for your comments. Two shades of grey are going on the walls now, and I'm loving it!
    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 9:10AM
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Joanne Jakab Interior Design
Post your after pics with bedding et al.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 9:17AM
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We love the colors we chose (Valspar Mica and Moby Dick). We decided to get rid if the carpet and restore our hardwood floor. More pix to follow!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 5:02PM
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After hours of looking at bedding online, we chose this one. What appeared to be red in the photo shown on the internet, we received the bedding with a more wine color. The reverse side is black and white gingham. We were a little disappointed that the red ended up being more wine, but we're still liking it. I would love some input about this bedding.

My DH bought me this bedroom furniture, so we should have our bedroom complete in 3-4 weeks.

We are now thinking about window treatments. Plantation shutters, perhaps?

I look forward to your input on the bedding and window treatments along with accent colors.

Thanks for your input!
    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 6:37PM
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Yes, try plantations.
    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 8:10PM
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