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beachhomeJanuary 17, 2013
I've just bought a home and the family room is giving me fits. The walls are painted an olive green, the kitchen is a couple shades lighter. I like the paint in the kitchen, not so sure about the olive green. I have a charcoal grey couch. I'm torn..repaint family room, recover couch? If I repaint, what color to complement the kitchen (the family room is open to the kitchen). How do I tie both rooms together? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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collettec
If you like the olive green in the kitchen that is a lighter shade, perhaps you could just bring the same lighter olive shade into the family room so that it is all one color. I like the cream color of the fireplace, perhaps if you go with a lighter olive color, you could recover the couch in a cream color.
3 Likes    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 7:24PM
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judianna20
Try blue. Love blue with olive green.
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    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 7:27PM
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Interiors International, Inc.
Emzc has a good idea there it sounds like it would look great.
    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 7:28PM
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MSheldon Designs, LLC
I'm going to push you outside the box..........Try Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter/HC-172 in the den and paint the fireplace mantle/surround Sparrow/AF720. Pillows are like pieces of art,. Mix the fabrics and textures. Kravet and Duralee have fun IKATS 's, pillow backs could be textured linen. Blue/grays, teale, grasshopper green, and rusty orange are great pop and accessory colors. Don't forget to add a fun rug.
3 Likes    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 8:14PM
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bellandromeda
I think olive green is a good color for family room, but you can yes, recover the couch. I know and saw many beautiful olive green family room. I saw this one that may inspire you:
    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 10:25PM
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pollyannagal
Repainting will be much quicker and cheaper than recovering the couch so if you are happy with it's colour and condition look at new paint.
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 7:52AM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
I seem to think for the images that the sofa would be really nice off the wall color of the family room
    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 9:02AM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
I'd float th sofa in front of the fireplace
    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 9:03AM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
spend your efforts on a rug that will help with pulling the rooms together..however if you are goiing to paint paint prior to moving in
1 Like    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 9:04AM
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alabamalibrarian83
Those floors are beautiful.
    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 9:06AM
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
those floors are beautiful but the room will look and function better with a great rug, dont you think?
1 Like    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 9:08AM
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Sally Phillips Custom Window Treatments
A great way to unite spaces is to paint them the same color. Pick a color that you love something that looks great with your beautiful sofa or with the sofa and rug (I agree you need one), bring more pattern and color in with pillows, draperies, and other things. PS Love the bed in there :)
    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 11:16AM
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erinmcsmith4
Repaint your walls with Benjamin Moore's Nantucket Grey--trust me, you will not regret it. Would look great with charcoal grey couch too!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 11:20AM
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Sally Phillips Custom Window Treatments
Here is an article I found that you may find interesting...
Ideabook: Color Guide: How to Work With Charcoal Gray · See Ideabook
    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 11:22AM
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lauren beyda
The floors are nice! However that white is killing me- and the mantel-- The first thing is to paint it brown- not a red brown. Something that matches the floors.
I like using blue too- navy also can be a nice accent. Add a cream.
Try going out and buying a tree- fake or real.
I agree the room needs a large area rug. However its a large room and can have seperate seating areas. You can do more than one thing here. Split up the room- see what your needs are.
Or put in a sectional sofa.
A glass cocktail table can look great in here too.
    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 5:55PM
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beachhome
Thanks Lauren! All good ideas.
    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 7:49AM
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beachhome
Not sure I can respond to everyone individually. If so, I haven't figured out how! lol So, to all, I really appreciated your ideas! There are some great ones! Thank you all for taking the time to help!!
    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 8:00AM
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Your Interior Focus
Another vote for painting. You do not like the color so make this your home and by all means, float your sofa and a cozy rug in front of the fire place. Rich pewter walls would be lovely with the green kitchen, a gray blue mantle and accessories in green, light blue, gray and orange will pull the rooms together with peaceful, soothing harmony
    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 1:23PM
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