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Paint color experts i need your help!!

lindsayuconnFebruary 26, 2013
Need help with an open plan paint color. Attached below are a few images of our living/dining area as well as the carpet and curtains for that area. Our couch is a camel color. Our kitchen opens up to the dining room slightly and I have attached pictures of that as I need a color in there that will compliment the lining/dining room yet coordinate with out granite. The color I had in mind for the living/dining room was BM Powell Buff 25% lighter. I don't want anything that will look too yellow. The room has southern exposure so it gets a lot of light! Help please!!
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Here is the kitchen picture. Cabinets are ivory glazed.
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 8:12AM
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Hi lindsayuconn,
Here are a few color options we created. Hope they help
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 8:20AM
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Valvorie Dunn
I have used Powell Buff & I like it, but I would try a light warm gray. Check out Cape Hatteras Sand AC-34. It so hard to tell colors on the computers. You can probably borrow a color wand from your local Benjamin Moore dealer. Your rug & fabric are georgous. Let your colors jump out & take center stage what ever color you pick. If you have a powder room on the same floor use your green or rose on the walls.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 9:10AM
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Design & Decor By Shelley
Another great colour to investigate in this space is Benjamin Moore Danville Tan..Has a slight green understone and works fabulous with the other colours attached..
3 Likes    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 9:17AM
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Lydia (Kazza Design)
I would go with the greyish-green found in the curtains and the rug. It would also tie in with the fireplace.You can accessorize using the cranberry colour.
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 9:27AM
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I agree with the above.
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 9:36AM
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LB Interiors
Maybe consider these?
Agreeable gray SW7929
SW7029 Agreeable Gray by Sherwin-Williams · More Info

BM Silver Fox 2108-50
Silver Fox 2108-50 by Benjamin Moore · More Info

Brandon Beige 977 is a little warmer goes well with fabric colors
Brandon Beige 977 by Benjamin Moore · More Info
1 Like    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:34PM
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Design Find
I use this color frequently and people seem to go for it. It's called Ancient Stone by Valspar. I think I would compliment your fireplace...
1 Like    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:39PM
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Thank you all! So the consensus is that I'm better off in the warm grey arena than the warm tans I started off with!
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:45PM
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Valvorie Dunn
I think so. Check out that Brandon Beige with your fabric, rug & stone.
    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 7:29AM
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Valvorie Dunn
Your camel sofa will still look beautiful with it. See design & decor by Shelley samples above.
    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 7:33AM
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Jayme H.
Benjamin Moore Richmond Grey?
    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 9:20AM
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Ben Moore Revere Pewter
    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 9:24AM
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Marie Hebson's interiorsBYDESIGN Inc.
Hi lindsayuconn, marie here.
Love that you've shown us your area rug and drapery in your room - but I also want to see the paint swatches laid out with these samples - in the sunlight to help you with colour.

Colour is so important to get right, if you don't want to hire a professional to come out and help you choose, then pick up some swatches and then repost this question with the favorite samples on top of the rug and drapery.

I would do the mossy green tone to bring out the wood, or find that warm gray with green undertones to compliment the stone and the green tones in your purchases.

Sico Sketch 6206-31 is a perfect balance of grey and green...
Good luck...
    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 9:26AM
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Can someone tell me how to embed color swatches in a houzz post? I am trying to get feedback on my colors. I tried embedding the link from BM website but didn't work...
    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 11:59AM
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