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Need Neturals!!!

Posted by booper717 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 2, 10 at 13:22

Please help! I've been agonizing for months now on what paint colors to choose for my downstairs! My house is very small & in return has very small rooms! The kitchen is painted "Faint Maple" by Valspar, and will stay this color, but I need to find a color for my dineing room & living room & entrance way... I would prefer the living room/entrance way to be one color & the dineing room to be another, but matching to the others. Red will be an accent for the rooms. I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on good netural colors and wld work good for small/narrow rooms? All the trim will be white.

Thanks in advance!

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RE: Need Neturals!!!

Looks like Faint Maple has a red undertone- you'll have to work with that. I would choose a similar but lighter color for the living space- like Ben Moore yosemite sand AC-4 and go dramatic with the dining room. Small spaces can still be bold- how about a chocolate brown or violet... Both complement red/tan & look great with white trim. Good luck to you!

RE: Need Neturals!!!

Thanks very much for your suggestions, I'm gonna have to look into the B.M. color you mentioned. I wanted to go bold in the dineing room but wasn't sure because the furniture is rot iron dark brown w/ glass tops...wasn't sure if it wld be all too dark. Altough white trim really does make a space feel larger I think.

RE: Need Neturals!!!

Not sure what your colour is but we did the bulk of our house in Innukshuk from Benjamin Moore. Every single colour that we put in the bedrooms or bathrooms match it to a t.


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