powered by
Design Dilemma
Design Dilemma

Help with Colors

latoya_mcfaddenFebruary 27, 2013
I am in the process of trying to determine furniture color for dining room. Love the table but my carpet is cream and my walls are cream. Ideas on how to darken room besides curtains. How do I introduce colors to this so the room is not so neutral?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Barnhart Gallery
Hi Latoya -- I like your selections so far, and there's nothing wrong with lots of lighter neutrals as a backdrop for something more dramatic. What else do you have that you want to work into this room? Is there a piece of art or a set of dishes that you love and that color inspiration for other accents can come from, or is this a true clean slate?
    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 4:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Clean slate. Bringing in some brown curtains, i have two lovely goldish and silverish colors. A chandelier and some natural wood chargers for the table so far. Introducing a powder blue color, yellow, and grey rug. I wanted a wall color though.
    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 4:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Barnhart Gallery
Funny -- did you happen to see the thread just a little while ago when I suggested the homeowner go with pretty much that color palate?
Look for my post about those colors and see what you think. Adding a blue would be nice. What does your chandelier look like?
1 Like    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 4:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
if you have all neutral furnishings and are looking to add color or deeper tones and contrast then the walls are a great place for that (paint, artwork Etc) you could even bring your color in on your table top accessories. all depends how much depth and contrast you are looking to have!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 5:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Toro-Lombardo Design Build
Take a look at what we did with that same furniture
1 Like    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 5:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Helen Nannas
I love that dining room set. Where is it from ? Do they ship to Canada?
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 4:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
A Crew of Two
Anchoring the table with an area rug is a good starting place. But you do not mention what colors you are drawn towards. You could do a chandelier with color to it. Without knowing your style though it is hard to be more specific. These are ideas on how to create warmth and texture.
Jupiter Scrap Light · More Info
Yoshi Grasscloth Lake by F Schumacher · More Info
Anew Twist/Caviar Fabric · More Info
1 Like    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 4:58AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Dining room set is from Z Gallerie. Its gorgeous. Haven't purchased yet but i have a tendency to stick to neutral colors.
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 3:32PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Wall paint color help/ duvet color choice
Hi! I am going to recreate this bedding set for myself-...
Need help for colors suggestion given a floor color/pattern
I'm starting from scratch except for a flooring that...
Maha Alabduljalil
I am so confused, please help! Desperatly need help in color selection
Please help, my husband and I are pressed to make a...
HELP need help picking colors and accent
I need helping picking paint and accent color for the...
HELP...! What color(s) should I paint my house
Looking to repaint home exterior. Would like to paint...
More Discussions
Carpet or Laminate
I'm putting my house for sale. The carpets are old...
need advise
I just my new home and want to furnish it. Can I get...
Danny Weng
Need to pizzaz the front of my house
I feel like our home is flat & boring. Am considering...
Help for Raising Chicks!
A healthy mother hen died while it was trying to hatch...
Dakshin Thyagarajan
Paint melamine cabinet boxes?
We are looking to get our townhouse on the market asap...
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.