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HI DIANE HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF MY SPACE SOME OF THE COLORS I LOVE ARE PURPLE YELLOW RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE AQUA ORANGE AND RED..KEEPING IN MIND THAT THE KITCHEN IS THE CENTER OF THE LIVING SPACE I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE IT POP WITH COLOR AND THEN USING SOME OF THAT COLOR ALL AROUND THE SPACE MY HALLWAY IS LONG AND HAS GREAT WALLS TO GET CREATIVE NO WINDOWS MY KITCHEN CABINETS ARE A VERY PALE LIGHT WOOD WITH UNDERTONES AND MY COUNTER TOPS ARE SAND WITH GRAY BLUE AND BROWN UNDERTONES THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INSPIRATION AND KNOWLEDGE-FRENCH25TR/MARYJO MORRISON

Hi,
Thanks SO much for the photos -- that makes all the difference in giving suggestions to you. I can now see how the rooms relate, etc. After viewing the photos, here are my thoughts. I'm going to post these in 3 parts, so that they don't get cut off.

Because you have a love of colors (several of them,) and your home has many intersecting walls visible when you walk in the door, I'm going to suggest a few colors, but more of a plan than a scheme. You can adjust the colors once you sample them, to get just the right ones in there.

For your fireplace accent wall, that is a great place for your red or plum color as it will show off the fireplace. I think with the other colors, the red should be a bit cooler:

Benjamin Moore Plum Raisin 2082-20
http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/3666_Benjamin-Moore-2082-20-Plum-Raisin

Benjamin Moore Cranberry Cocktail 2083-20
http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/3673_Benjamin-Moore-2083-20-Cranberry-Cocktail

Benjamin Moore Old Claret 2083-30
http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/3674_Benjamin-Moore-2083-30-Old-Claret

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are you certain your not getting me confused with another photo...i don't have a fireplace...i am interested in making the LR wall an accent wall as this is where the chocolate leather sofa sits....looking forward to the color scheme...and thank you Diana but before i go buying color will you be sure its my photos you are viewing...let me know ... i would like to try your colors that you suggest this weekend ... much thanks

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In your kitchen, I can see that you have some green paint on the wall, but I suspect that it's too heavy for what you had in mind. I do see that you have a green design on the flooring, so I'll suggest that the color in the dining/kitchen area work with that. The way your walls join, you'll want to keep the kitchen and dining area color the same. You can even choose to take the color down the hall if you'd like, or use the unifying color I'll suggest in installment 3 of this message.

I was intrigued by your mention of liking aqua, and think a color like that could be smashing with those beautiful light cabinets, and the sand counters, while keeping it green enough to work with the floors.

Here are a few colors to sample:
Benjamin Moore Dreamcatcher 640
http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/5583_Benjamin-Moore-640-Dreamcatcher

Benjamin Moore Warm Springs 682
http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/5625_Benjamin-Moore-682-Warm-Springs

Benjamin Moore Let it Rain 639
http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/5582_Benjamin-Moore-639-Let-It-Rain

These colors are just an idea of what you can do in the kitchen/dining area to pop the color. Next is the unifying color for the other walls.

Yes, I have your photos. I think that what looked like a fireplace in your photo, must be an entertainment center? It's on the gold wall to the left. ;)

the green is a mistake...big time....don't want to do green and the floor will be covered so not a concern

yes, the brown looking box in front of the window and on the gold wall is an entertainment center...chocolate to match the sofa...

And of course, you'll want to sample your colors before purchasing, as the lighting is different in person.

Here are a few ideas for a unifying color for the remaining walls. This plan is more like a recipe, in that you can adjust the colors so that they're just right.

Benjamin Moore Warm

PS- I would treat that wall with the entertainment center as the accent wall in that room.

the entertainment center sits on a wall with a window...would this be an adequate accent wall?...i didnt get the unifying color i just got Benjamin Moore Warm .. no link attached

Sorry. I just realized what had happened to my previous answer to you, as it just cut off once again. The first color I was suggesting for the unifying wall was Warm and Toasty, but it uses an ampersand, which apparently cuts off the rest of the message. I'll recreate it here without the ampersand (quirky!)

Benjamin Moore Warm and Toasty CSP-915
http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/378969_Benjamin-Moore-CSP-915-warm--toasty

Benjamin Moore Linen Sand 2151-60
http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/4138_Benjamin-Moore-2151-60-Linen-Sand

Benjamin Moore Twisted Oak Path 226
http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/5181_Benjamin-Moore-226-Twisted-Oak-Path

That should work this time. Hope this is helpful. One thing you can do if you find that you're still stumped by the colors, is to pick a pattern or a piece of art in your home to pull a scheme from. I saw a print in the dining area to the left of your kitchen cabinets, that had many of the colors you love in there. If you just can't seem to pull a scheme together, you can absolutely use that as inspiration.

Diana

Yes, a window wall would be fine for an accent, as it look as if the furniture is facing in that direction in room. You could also use the front wall as you walk in, where it frames the kitchen, but then it opens up issues of where to stop that color and start the rest, but it can be done.

Diana

my head is spinning here....so can you review once more about where i should place each color?...and are you suggesting the wall separating the Kitchen and LR should be Aqua? and what color is the Accent wall? What about the space above cabinets, does this remain white or Aqua? What do you think about the wall behind the sofa and the wall behind the plum settee in dining room being accent walls?? Diana, I'm so excited !! you really know your colors..I luvluvluv the Aqua!!!

I believe it would be awesome to make the center wall where the bar separates the two rooms and accent color....after reviewing your notes again...what do you think? and should it be Aqua!!!

i will share pics when it's all done... :)

Hi,
Glad to hear that you're excited about your painting project! Be sure to test the colors, of course, to get just the right ones. I can't stress that enough, as the paint could look different based on your lighting. I recommend using a sample board for the colors you're considering, because it will help you decide where to put what color, and can move them around the rooms. This is very valuable when you're trying to decide which walls to accent, as well as seeing how it would look with specific pieces of furniture.

In answer to your questions. I was initially thinking that the kitchen and dining area could be the aqua color, then use the neutral on the hall and living room walls that aren't accented. But, I also like the idea of perhaps using the aqua that you choose, on that front wall separating the spaces, and perhaps using the neutral color in the kitchen (whatever color you choose, paint it above the cabinets as well,) with the aqua accenting that wall behind the settee in the dining area.

If you're going to use the aqua on that cut-out wall, then that would be the only accent in the living room area (which is fine, because you do love color in your accessories, so this would be a nice backdrop.) So you have a choice of using one of the darker/rich colors I've suggested for that wall, or just stick with a neutral aqua for both rooms. I hope that this makes sense -- I know we've been discussing many options. I think that if you can sample the paint using sample boards, it will really help with the decisions.

Yes, I would love to see the pics when you're finished.

Diana



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