good main floor color

hobbydecoratorJune 29, 2012

I just thought I could get a quick opinion on the main floor paint color that we choice. I am worried that it might be too dark. it is sherwin williams nomatic desert. My husband and I love the color we have had it up in our house for almost a month now in all the various rooms. We are thinking foyer, living room with accent on bottom, family room and kitchen. the main floor is open concept design with 10 foot ceilings and lots of windows.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Lori A. Sawaya

open concept design with 10 foot ceilings and lots of windows.

Anything of lesser value, lighter, could easily end up too light. Nomadic has a LRV of 47. 50 is the average guideline for residential interiors. It falls within a classic 'safe zone' [of sorts] when considering the average home and lighting.

LRV isn't a magic number and its useful applications are indeed limited in residential color design. With that said, it's still an accurate range useful for comparison and benchmark. Benchmark as in 50 is the average guideline for residential interiors.

Here is a link that might be useful: More info on LRV (Light Reflectance Value)

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 6:08PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Bathroom paint advice (lots of wood/almond/gold)
I need advice for my only full bathroom. Currently...
rara_avis21
Wall color for dark gray couch with yellow accent pillows
Wondering what wall color would look good with a dark...
hammy5
Help pick paint colors for exterior 1902 victorian
We have a 1902 victorian in a small town in Iowa. Unfortunately,...
Jennifer Weinman
What is the best interior latex paint?
I have used Ben Moore for the past 40 years as a superior...
pjj1955
Kitchen Cabinets
The previous owner put polyurethane on oak cabinets....
luckeylaredo
Sponsored Products
Stacy Garcia Lemongrass Stripe Giclee Table Lamp
$99.99 | Lamps Plus
Regent Pillow Sham Pair by DwellStudio
$69.00 | Lumens
Avanity MODERO-VS36-WT-C Modero 36-Inch Floor Standing Vanity Combo in White
Blue Bath
Five-Piece Mirage Flatware Place Setting - TORTOISE
$120.00 | Horchow
Copia Multi Floral 8x10 Polyester Rug
Overstock.com
Freeport Bath Bar by Kichler
$283.80 | Lumens
Indoor Braided Area Rug: Natural Fiber Natural 8' x 10'
Home Depot
Pristine Waters Art Print
$21.99 | zulily
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™