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Need advice on paint colors throughout whole house.

Posted by ash8177 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 8, 10 at 11:15

We are renovating our new home and I'm having trouble choosing paint colors. Home decorating is NOT my fortay so I'm just really desperate for advice.

We have a lot of oak furniture and wood trim throughout the house. I know we won't be painting the trim at this time. :) I already bought Behr Harvest Brown for the living room and family room and I'm pretty sure I'm going with Behr Sandstone Cove for the foyer and dining room. I would like to keep green in the kitchen but maybe go a *little* brighter then what's in there now. I'm thinking maybe Behr Asparugus or Celery Sprig.. or maybe Outback (I have to see a sample of it because it looks different in their online visualizer then it does on a swatch). Do you think those colors will look ok with the oak? And will there be sufficient "flow"?

Here are some pics:
Foyer
[IMG]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y216/recentpics/023.jpg[/IMG]

Dining room
[IMG]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y216/recentpics/025.jpg[/IMG]

Living room
[IMG]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y216/recentpics/028.jpg[/IMG]

Front/Family room
[IMG]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y216/recentpics/027.jpg[/IMG]

Kitchen (Cabinets, counters, flooring will all be replaced. Going with stainless steel appliances, darker oak cabinets and hardwood floors)
[IMG]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y216/recentpics/032.jpg[/IMG]

My next question.. do the bedrooms need to flow with the rest of the house and/or with each other?

I let the kids help me choose colors for the bedrooms but after thinking about it that's a LOT of color, lol. My 7 year old wants purple, my 3 yr old (who will be sharing with the 2 yr old) wants pink and my boy (soon to be 5) wants green! Our bedroom will be dark blue/grey.

For the boys room I thought about incorporating some of the Sandstone Stone from the foyer/hall by painting 3 walls with it and then doing a Chocolate coco wall with Lemon Grass shelves to give him his "green".

I picked Hosta Flower (light purple) for my 7 yr old with Fading Sunset (darker shade of purple) as an accent wall.

And for the two younger girls I was going to give the 3 yr old one "pink" wall with Hibiscus Petal and the other walls a very light green shade.. Hemlock Bud.

I already bought the paint for our master bedroom. I chose Behr Hidden Peak.

All the bedrooms are going to have a very light beige carpet and sand color cellular shades. That was kind of a comprimise due t time restraint.. I wanted more color options but had to go with what was in stock. :(

Does that sound like too much color for the bedrooms?

TIA :)


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RE: Need advice on paint colors throughout whole house.

My apoligize.. let me try to post these pics again!

Kitchen

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Living room

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Front room

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Dining room

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Foyer/hall

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RE: Need advice on paint colors throughout whole house.

Pretty house! Try posting on the Home Decorating site. There are some real color experts over there.


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RE: Need advice on paint colors throughout whole house.

Thank you Randita. I'll try that.


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