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Room with exposed brick wall

My son wants to change the red paint in this condo he purchased. His taste leans toward contemporary. I say a soft sage green but he wants gray. What would work best. We're keeping the trim white.


Thank you for your question and the photos. Being able to see the room is so helpful! A sage green would seem like a good choice for a room with exposed brick, but green can bring out the pink in exposed brick, and orange in the wood floors. The key would be choosing a very neutral green, almost to the point of beige, without a hint of coolness.

Gray could also work, but the challenge with gray and red is muddiness together. So a warm gray will be the best choice (or a "greige" color.) Sampling the coors you're considering is extremely important when working with a large expanse of exposed brick and a wood floor.

The key for either color you're choosing is to keep it warm, and watch for the pink in the brick wall, and a yellow or orange undertone in the wood floor.

Here are colors that you may want to sample in the living room:

Benjamin Moore Glacial Till AF-390

Benjamin Moore Cotswald AF-150

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172

Benjamin Moore Dusty Miller CSP-755

Benjamin Moore Doily CSP-130

Hope this is helpful,


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