Coordinating paint color with wood floor color

sand1502April 24, 2014

Hi,
I am thinking of using revere pewter by Benjamin Moore for our entryway. It's a great color but we have warm colored/red mahogany colored wood floors. Would the cool tones of revere pewter clash with the floors? Would a warmer color be better or would the contrast be a good thing?

Thank you in advance. This is my first home and I am new to painting, it can be difficult to pick the right colors!

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mlrprinceton

Please read this link! Basically, she's saying wood floors are like denim jeans in that they go with everything.

http://www.mariakillam.com/the-colour-of-wood-vs-wall-colour-how-important-is-it-really/

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 12:23PM
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sand1502

Thank you! That is good to know :)

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 2:16PM
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kam76

Revere pewter is a little warmer gray anyway because of the tan in it. I would highly recommend getting a test pot and painting some poster boards and move them around the room to be sure you like it. It is amazing how different colors can look in a room.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 2:26PM
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Patricia43

Painting is the last thing you should do. Get all your furnishings in the room and all your accessories, and that will dictate the color walls you should have. Paint is easy to mix. The rest is hard to get right.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 5:28PM
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dawn_t

I have medium oak-look laminate floors with a reddish/orange hue. I also used Revere Pewter in the living room - they seem to play nice together.

I will say that I find the R.P. appears lighter on my walls than what I see in other's photos. I would have preferred a darker shade.... but, after approx 40 different pint testers, I gave up, because *every* color looked pinkish on my walls. (Edgecomb gray looked green)

HTH

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 6:45PM
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