Colour suggestions for a spare room/office?

SilverlillyMay 2, 2012

I'm stumped here. The rest of our house is blues and yellows (BM palladian blue, BM vellum and a lighter shade of that, and BM butter cream in the hallways which is more beigy) - lots of blues and yellows but I wanted something other than beige everywhere. But I'm stumped for this one's a north room with one east window. Never been painted in 105 years! It had an eerie feeling when we first moved in - so we need to make it feel "happier" and renewed...any ideas? I thought of BM Revere Pewter because it looks cozy, but I worry it will be dull...not stuck on BM - it's just that I have their decks at home.

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How about something in the very soft terra-cotta/peach family? My3dogs painted a guest room in this range of color and it radiates coziness and cheerfulness. Our kitchen also faces north with an east window. We painted it what I thought of as soft terra-cotta, but I think it would be called a very pale peach. It has just enough yellow-orange to take it out of the pink family and is not at all obtrusive. It looks good with greens, yellows, creams, browns, aqua/teal, even lavender/purple. A versatile color as long as you stay away from red.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 12:14AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I painted a lot of my house in BM wilmington tan and powell buff and always get compliments on the colors I selected. GF painted her family room in BM caramel corn with off white trim and it looks fab.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 7:28AM
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Sable ca, Thank-you! I do love that guest room done in BM Ansonia Peach. Depending on the time of day, the color takes on very different looks. Those are east windows that Jenny is looking out of. The hall that the room is off is painted BM Wythe Blue, and seeing the two colors in one glance is wonderful.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 8:13AM
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