Would Wythe Blue look horrible in this room?

LybanSeptember 25, 2012

I have a good size den/office. It is about 18 by 20 feet.

But has only one small West facing window about 48 by 48 inches.

Here is the problem I have had dry sage on the walls in this room for about 10 years and even though I love this color by itself I have never liked it in this room because no matter how I decorate , the overall feeling is depressing. It just seems to suck the life out of me.

Now I have included photos of my carpet and love seats. The love seats are a bit more burgundy looking than they show and the carpet seems true to life. I think the dry sage goes well with these things now but I really would like to change this color. With all the talk on here about wythe blue I would like to use it but my inner voice is saying it does not go. What do you people think , also would a creamier color ivory be a better choice considering I want some lightness. Any suggestions are welcome.

Dry Sage

Wythe Blue

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bronwynsmom

I think a paler version of that kind of color would look lovely.

look at Woodlawn Blue, and Palladian Blue, which is are similar and still rich, but lighter.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 4:56PM
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oakleyok

I think so. From looking at the pictures I can see you have white trim. I think W.B is perfect when a room has white for trim.

I've seen a living room with W.B., dark leather sofa and little natural light. While on the darkish side, it was gorgeous! Especially adding lamps for ambience.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 4:59PM
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yayagal

I think it will look wonderful, my niece has it with burgandy and it's great.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 5:11PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

If it helps, I used palladian blue in my exercise room.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 5:35PM
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Lyban

Bronwynsmon: Thanks for the suggestions. I just looked them up and think that you might be right with the Woodlawn Blue suggestion. Do you think that would be better than a creamy ivory.

Oakleyok & Yayagal : Thanks for your imput also.

Annie D: Wow, what a beautiful exercise room. That would inspire me to get moving.

So is everyone saying that I could keep with this family of pale green/blues or would anyone think the other idea of creamy ivory better.

I know I sound so undecided but I have never done rooms in pale colors before. I am always afraid of it looking like a childs room.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 7:52PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

You might want to go to houzz.com and search on brown leather to find rooms that have brown leather furniture and see what colors are on the wall. For example,

Traditional Family Room design by Cleveland Interior Designer Kim Metheny

or

Eclectic Living Room design by Austin Interior Designer Van Wicklen Design

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 8:08PM
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bronwynsmom

Neither Palladian nor Woodlawn Blue will look like child's room - the complexity of the colors, and the slight leaning toward green, save them from that.

So do it!
What's the worst that can happen, after all...you don't like it, and you have to repaint? Horrors!

Those blues are both lovely behind wood furniture of practically any tone, and they make nice things hung on the wall, particularly in dull gold leaf or gold-and-silver leaf frames, or thin black frames, look fabulous.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 10:41AM
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Lyban

OK Bronwynsmom, I think I will give it a try.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 7:22PM
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