Gray or Beige Paint?
Hello! I am in desperate need of some decorating advice.
I am installing orangey-oak hardwood flooring in my living room (not my first choice, but I am matching the doors and floorboards that are already in the home. I am against covering wood with paint, so that is not a consideration.)
My furniture is all ultra-modern: a buttery-yellow leather couch, a red leather chair, a black leather chair, and very "artsy" decorative vases sitting around.
My living room is rather odd, architecturally, So I will be painting the entryway and one very long wall (that looks into the kitchen) a new color. The other walls are an off-white.
So...what color wall paint will go best with my furnishings: a light gray or a tannish color? My contractor said tan to bring out of the color of the floor--he said the gray would "ruin" the look of an oak floor; my decorator says gray to accent my modern furnishings. By the way, the cabinets in the kitchen--which you can see from the living room, are also the same oakey color.
Any thoughts? Ironically, I am replacing a gray carpet with the hardwoods. The gray carpet looked nice with my furnishings; I am just wondering if it will look too "cold" and "dull" on a wall.
If I do go with gray, what undertone? (I had no idea how many different shades, tones and intensities of gray are out there). What would look best with the wood--AND my furnishings.
Any insights are greatly appreciated! :)