Good paint color for room with navy & white room

tfitz1006February 27, 2014

Daughter's room is primarily navy and white with some pops of either hot pink or Kelly green. Hallway outside will be revere pewter. Would you go with something in the grey family like grey dove? She doesn't really want white. Btw, she's a 20-something, not a little tyke. Thanks!

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tibbrix

What is her personality? Would she be more inclined to want, say, magenta walls or more of a neutral, like a grey?

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 6:27PM
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tfitz1006

She wants classic. Any exuberance will be in some pops of color in pillows or accessories. She just DIY -lovely headboard covered in navy linen.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 9:55PM
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Annie Deighnaugh
    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 8:43AM
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tibbrix

I think I'd go with a mid-gray, i.e.: not too dark and not too light, to give the room a serene, stormy, ocean feel, then use fabrics (bed, chair) to add a little warmth. Maybe deep browns. I have this rug in my bedroom and absolutely love it. Thank goodness I saw it first in person - and the second I saw it, I knew it was "the one" - because the on-line photo is actually awful. But it's got soft browns, grays, blues - I thought it was called "Nantucket" somethingorother, which would make sense. It's actually a Hampton Flagstone. It goes with everything, but adds a softness to the room. It's a wool blend, and I have a good pad underneath it so it's comfortable underfoot. Also, it has fringe on one end, which I hated, so they sewed a brown border on it for me, all four sides, like sisal rugs have.

The gray and navy and a rug like this with would give the room a beautiful sophistication, I think.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 9:09AM
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crl_

I like the soft beige example above. I did a quick houzz search, maybe she'd like to look at the visuals and see what suits her.

Here is a link that might be useful: Navy and white bedrooms on Houzz

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 9:14AM
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tibbrix

Gray and navy

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 9:24AM
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tibbrix

Navy headboard, gray wall, although I'd pick a grayer gray and a bit deeper. Warm rug.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 9:25AM
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tibbrix

Or maybe a mocha/brownish gray? I used all Ben Moore on my walls, but only because I'd forgotten about C2 paints, which come in amazing colors, and you don't have 8 million to choose from like with BM and SW, etc.

Check out, for example, "Smidgeon" Open the link, and in the box on the bottom right-hand corner ,type in 912, then click on the teeny box in the upper left hand corner of the bigger box to see the color. With navy against it? Gorgeous! I'm going to repaint using all C2 paints.

Here is a link that might be useful: C2 Smidgeon #912

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 9:44AM
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sheilaaus122

I think the pale gray works nicely, but I can tell you I live with navy upholstery and shaker beige walls and I love it.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 12:52PM
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patricianat

a warm beige softens it enough to say sweet enough and not sugar-sugar.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 1:32PM
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deee_gw

This is a completely different direction but I wanted to share that my 17 yo's bedroom has mint walls and navy and white bedding and accessories. It's very fresh looking.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 1:32PM
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Olychick

I'd think about a dramatic navy, just different enough in shade than the headboard, that the headboard becomes a texture. This is probably wallpaper, but the depth of color I was thinking.

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    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 2:15PM
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erinsean

I have a soft yellow painted room with navy chairs and couch....really like it.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 2:52PM
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ellendi

Why not white?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 3:14PM
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lascatx

If I were going to go with a color, the pink or green factor would make a significant difference for me. For a neutral, I'd go more grey with pink and more beige with the green, but a warm grey or softened beige would probably go well with them all. I have BM Wish in my bedroom with a pale blue ceiling and white trim. It goes well with all shades of blue and most other colors.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 7:47PM
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