help with choosing paint colors!
My husband and I are building our own small green home, completely by ourselves. We can build anything - no problem but we are not good with paint colors! Our house is unique in that it is small (450 sq ft. per level, but it is one big open space, so everything has to be the same color IMO. We thought about doing the kitchen a different color on walls 1 and 2 because there is a built in corner shelf that will separate walls 2 and 3 - which flows with the rest of the house.
We have a plank and beam loft floor (kitchen ceiling) that consists of 6 x 14" larch beams (reddish color) and 2 x 12 fir plank floors (yellowish color). Our cabinets are natural hickory bead board and our granite is sapphire blue.
We originally wanted to go with a light grey-green (see picture). Painted it on, and felt as though there was not enough contrast. A darker green seems too dark and blends in too much with the granite.
Now we're thinking of a burnt orange for the kitchen, and a light yellow-grey-green for the rest of the house. But we don't want the house to feel smaller...
Please offer suggestions! Thank you!