help with nedutral paint color!
We have been renovating this house for months and I have gone over the paint options a zillion times and cannot seem to make a decision.
This is a large living room with fabulous north facing windows overlooking a lake. The room also opens to a tv den, which you see, also with a north facing large window, and a kitchen on the other side, with north windows. Lots of north light ... not much other light. The south side of the room opens to a long hallway -- which has no natural light.
I want to be neutral and not busy. The moldings and architectural details on the fireplace wall will be same color as room, but with details popping through a higher sheen but I will hightlight the fireplace surround and soon to be expanded crown modling (which will extend into the ceiling to make it appear higter) with white trim.
I want a warm neutral but have tried so many and they seem so yellow in the room -- carrignton beige, bracken biscuit, cornice tan...
I really like grant beige in the room but a decorator tells me I will hate it in winter and that it will be very flat and cold. Also, I want deeper colors that coordinate with the main room color in the tv den and kitchen --
Again, I do sort of like grant beige in main room with sandy hook grey in others ... but will it be too cold in winter with icy snowy light reflecting off the lake?
Cabinets (which can be viewed from the main room) are Montery WHite. The floors are white oak (old but just sanded in this pic) and will be finished with Tsung Oil which deepens and brings out a warm glow -- not too yellow or oranage -- Also, most of my furniture is warm -- brownish/goldish dark to mid tone woods and some red accents.