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My husband & I are so blessed to be in our new home and now are trying to take it from basic vanilla to warm, inviting and FUN!!! Right now we are trying to figure out what to do with our dining room. There is a chintzy little chair rail and nothing but light vanilla on the walls. Could you send some suggestions? Here's some other info:
1. We are saving for a really great sideboard from IO Metro with mercury glass doors (GORGEOUS!)
2. Our house is pretty open on the 1st floor so every color choice impacts every other room
3. Our entry and living room walls are SW Latte
4. Our Kitchen wall color is Olympic Paint, Applesauce Cake (Warm golden wheat color) with white cabinets
4. The only other color on the 1st floor is the accent wall in the living room (which you see as soon as you walk in the front door) is Valspar "Spring Spirits", a muted soft turquoise.
I love rich mocha colors with fun pops of vibrant colors but I also love soft soothing colors too! I think my problem (other than a lack of funds, ha!) is that I like too many things that it's hard to settle on one style. In my heart though, I keep imagining a glamorous silvery sleek room. I have been buying silvery blue sample paints but in this room, they turn out way too blue. I thought I was going to LOVE SW Oyster Bay, but on the wall it looked like baby
nursery blue! I also tried Benjamin Moore Storm Cloud which isn't bad but I'd love any suggestions you can give. Thanks!!!!
I selected a few more samples to add to your walls- Sherwin Williams Underseas and Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green.
I wouldn't worry about being too bland. So long as you have good contrast with white- it is in your wall decor and draperies, furnishings and accessories that you will keep from being bland. I think especially when your floor has a color- a nice light neutral is a good idea. Have some confidence with your decision. I also talked about the lighter trend of walls back in may of 2009 in this post.
Go check out Ancient Marble SW6162 by Sherwin Williams. It is light overall when up- but still dark enough to contrast nicely with white woodwork.... I also really like Wool Skein SW6148- it is a little more neutral- Ancient Marble has a bit of a green tint to it- both I think would be nice with your green tile.
Wool Skein is in the photo at the top- and Ancient Marble is the square above.
My sister's friend wants me to select his exterior paint scheme for him. Or maybe my sister wants me to select it for him... I'm really unsure. Anyway- he has an orangish brick home- with white trim. He has a large barn next to it, as well as an addition on the back. (It is actually far too lovely to be a barn- but that's what they call it.) He wanted to do the barn and addition in red- to which I say- heck no. Charming in the photo above- but obnoxious on a large scale. Even if the red were not so bright- I can't imagine it going well with orangish brick.
I also like the grayer greens...