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Paint color ideas

A DFebruary 1, 2013
Hi can anyone suggest paint color ideas for the walls and trim?
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Judith Taylor Designs
Oh my! For my taste I would simplify. There is a lot going on with everything competing for attention. If you like the wall colour I would suggest a much softer colour for the trim so there isn't so much contrast - especially for the ceiling (coffered area) as well as the door trims. Pick a trim colour that is simllar to the walls but quite a bit lighter - but not bright white! The look will be much calmer and more tasteful.
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 10:34AM
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Thank you for your suggestions! Even i don't like the present colors at all and was looking at changing the entire color scheme. I like the Shaker Beige by BM but am not sure it will go with the yellow beige on the floors. But you're absolutely right about the jarring white!
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:21AM
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Good Manors, Inc.
Are you planning to change your flooring?
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:26AM
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a close up of the flooring would help. generally, i like pure white woodwork but it doesn't work here with the wall color. what is your design style and what are your favorite colors? Do you want a neutral room or one that pops?
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:41AM
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Although there is a pool table in the middle of this room, I think you will see my suggestion. I would let the floor be the standout and paint everything in the room one color, maybe BM Linen White, with matte on the walls and a semi-gloss on the woodwork.
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2 Likes    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:46AM
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I would like to change the floors but i think that would be an expensive project. Also, I like neutral colors in the beige family.
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:53AM
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Match the light color in the floor and put it on your walls. The woodwork might then work. You can decide after the walls are done.
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:59AM
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Paint the walls a nice warm, neutral color lighter than what you have currently. At the very least, paint the insets in the coffered ceiling the same as the trim so the floor and ceiling don't complete for the eye's attention. You need a place for the eye to rest in this room as it currently is very stimulating. Perhaps a large rug, again of a neutral color would ground your furniture arrangement and turn the floor tiles into more of an accent rather than a focal point. Painting the trim throughout the house would be quite expensive or labor intensive.
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 12:05PM
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Chris Saper Portraits & Fine Art
Personally I love the color and the trim - I think that painting the whole ceiling in the white would reduce the feeling of "busy" space. I love the floor, too. I do think the room calls for white/light/neutral upholstered pieces, leaving any color /pattern as small accents.
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 12:07PM
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