Paint color to coordinate with original chestnut woodwork

KirKir1August 3, 2011

I need advice and lots of it! :) I just bought a home with chestnut woodwork and I need help with selecting a paint color or colors. Here are my concerns:

1. Since there is SOOOO much wood (coffered ceilings, wood staircase, built-ins, trim) should I keep it simple and pick 1 color throughout the first floor instead of each color having it's own color? Thoughts?

2. I really like the warmth of BM Monroe Bisque. Thoughts on this color? Or can anyone let me know of any other colors which would look nice with my trim?

See this link for pictures of my 1st floor. Some of the pics are from the old owners. Not my furniture in the pics. My style is much more pottery barn-style.

Help and many thoughts and opinions please!!!!

Thank you.

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Grays, greens and golds should go very nicely. Chestnut (unless it's been stained) has a medium/light brown color with a gray undertone, so it is a "cold" wood, like ash and black walnut. Colors that have red in them put next to it will tend to bring out more of the cold character of the wood. The colors I suggested will warm up the wood.
Oh, your link did not work.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 12:48PM
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Oops...I'm a newbie to the forums.

Let me know if this link works.

Also, my wood is very warm. Maybe it's red chestnut?

Here is a link that might be useful: My Picasa

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 10:08AM
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