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House is too dark and depressing!
January 13, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Walls Benjamin Moore "Decatur Buff", trim Porter Paints "Bone White", dark pine floors.
I need a mood-lifting color on the walls! Please help!
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It looks bright to me! If you were older, I might suggest you have your eyes checked for cataracts! lol! They tend to cause a yellow film that blocks you from seeing true colors. Try painting the recesses in your coffered ceiling a light blue and trying a soft pale yellow on the walls. If that doesn't do it then lighten the trim and woodwork.
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How about just starting out by painting the back of the bookcase the color of the sofa? That would add depth and pizzazz. That may be enough. Nice home! Congrats.
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No, I do not have cataracts...lol!
I took the pictures yesterday on a very sunny day when most light is coming in and no-one is home : ) In addition, my camera auto-enhances...trust me, it feels very dark and smothering.
The "Decatur Buff" color was beautiful in my friends one-story home which had lots of windows. We are in a 2-story home with covered porches and not very many windows and the color went very warm and gold.

I think I should have clarified that it is the very warm, gold color that is not working for me. In my previous home, I used Benjamin Moore BM170 which was a soft, buttery yellow with white trim AND we had light oak floors with lots of windows; I was very happy : ) I cannot go with a yellow, due to the Linen White trim (which, by the way is a pink beige/white).

Still happy to entertain any other ideas...
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How about picking one of the dot colors on your accent chair? Can't really see the colors from here.
0 Likes   January 14, 2013 at 2:17PM
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If looking for a neutral, I would consider a light gray, or if you wanted some color, perhaps a light blue gray.
0 Likes   January 14, 2013 at 3:26PM
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I agree with first comment, change the color in the ceiling. It can make the whole room feel dark and closing in on you. It's a pretty room!
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