Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 6:41AM
I am getting ready to paint my entire home one color. I have dark cherry or mahogany furniture, cherry hard wood floors, the sofa in the great room is a red, cinnamon color, a green leather ball and claw recliner, a khaki tan club chair, I am trying to find a color with something to help the colors pop, the trim will be in white........the kitchen looks into the great room with cherry cabinets, black counter tops, and the walls are Sherwin and Wms beeswax, gold yellow color, it is a beautiful look in there, should I try to find a hue of the bees wax, or can I use a tan/khaki in the great room.
It sounds to me like you have a lot of red tones- with green accents. You also mentioned that you want a paint color that will help your colors to pop. When this is the objective- find opposites on the color wheel. Opposite reds- you will find greens- opposite blues you will see oranges- etc.
Keep in mind that once you have decided that green is your color- you have a second decision- do I want my walls to be neutral- or bold?
There are lots of paint colors that are neutral with a green undertone. If you don't want a bold wall like you see above- a good neutral tone like Sherwin Williams Universal Khaki, Relaxed Khaki and Grasslands are some of my favorites.