help me paint this room

emdduttonOctober 31, 2012

Please help! I painted the cabinets and the stools to update the original 80's era oak look. Now I'm feeling like the wall color needs an update too but I'm not sure where to go with it. The color pictured here is BM Avon Green. It's a very open floor plan with the Avon Green continued from the stairs to the front door on a very vaulted wall. BM's Blond Wood and Barely Beige are adjacent.

How would you paint this room? A lighter shade of green? Maybe a red to orangey-red?

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Annie Deighnaugh

I'd think about lightening the color to maybe BM kittery point green....I think the green is lovely.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 4:54PM
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graywings123

If it were my house, I would not do red or orange-red; I don't think I would like that with the wood doors behind the table.

Personally, I like the green that's there now. If you are looking to freshen the room, you could add curtains or valances to the windows and change out the light fixture over the table.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 5:25PM
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mrm54

I would keep the green especially if it is not old paint. If you want red or orange-red, I would put up a valance that had those colors plus just a touch of a green that goes with the current color. I also like the idea of painting just one accent wall a lighter shade of the same green you have now.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 6:12PM
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mrm54

BTW, I am in total agreement with changing the light fixture. I also believe the bottom of the fixture is supposed to be somewhere around 30 inches above the table top, yours looks a tad too high:)

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 6:15PM
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