I am stumped with paint color for our new home. The living areas are very open. I like a grey/blue with a little green. Maybe Sea Salt?
Or do I need something a darker? You can see the trim color in pictures and the granite I picked is a bit lighter than that in the pictures, same dark floors. These pics are from model home. While I am at it what should I do with the wall beside fireplace? The tv will be above fireplace. Any and all advice is very much appreciated!
I run into this a lot, where your builder or painter wants a paint color from you, but I will tell you that you are not ready to give it to him. If you were, you would have drapery samples and rugs to show me. When your home is in the state it is, you can go with any grayish, greenish bluish color you want to. However, that is such a ridiculous thing to do. Then what? Try to find a rug that matches your paint? Try to find drapery fabric to go with your paint? Make furniture decisions around your paint color? You are setting yourself up for a difficult time decorating. It is SO MUCH EASIER to make the textile selections first. Even if you just so much as started with a rug selection.
Let's say you selected this rug from Williams Sonoma Home:
Then, when you have paint chips, set them right next to the rug. You can make some good selections, then you try a couple of sample quarts in larger sections on your wall, then you are happy.
But, you might find that you like this rug from Dash and Albert:
Do you see how that could lead you to a very different paint color, even though they both fit your description?
Painting is expensive, or it is a lot of work. (depending on how you roll) One color does not cost any more or less than another color. Don't trap your future decisions by making this one too early. Do it right the first time.
I find that when selected in the right order, paint colors practically select themselves.