Don't be intimidated by gray. Nearly all grays and greiges play well together. Gray, cream, beige, greige and charcoal make a pleasing palette.
I recently received a very sweet email with a request from a reader:
HelloI found your blog while researching paint colours, love your ideas, and paint choices. This is truly a gift you have... I really need advice, and would love to hear your ideas for my main floor.. I am finding it difficult to come up with just the perfect paint colour..
[These are photos of her space now....]
Currently the whole space is tea green, the wall with the mirror runs through into our living room, so would like a colour that continues throughout the space, my sofa and love seat are tan cord with paisley print back and cushions, recliner burgundy..
The colour I like is sandy hook gray, but wonder if the walls should be lighter.. Looking to make it pop..
Anyways those are my thoughts but totally open to your ideas... I am so impressed that you are willing to help me out... It's been a devastating time ... I want the wow factor and not sure how to get it to pull together...
Another thought, may change my living room furniture, but not for awhile, so any thoughts you may have as to colour, fabric is also welcome.. Currently have a chocolate brown ottoman coffee table.. End tables are antique , mahogany finish.. Not wanting to change them out..
My first thought was you need light in this space. I'm recommending a soft, light neutral for the walls. It will make a world of difference. Your fresh white trim will make it more modern and give it new life, so to speak. We need a color that will look good with the burgundy, tans and dark browns of your furniture as well as all of the various wood tones - from your flooring and kitchen cabinets to your medium toned accent tables and espresso dining room set. There are a lot of wood tones, so I would choose just one color throughout the space to unify your design. While Sandy Hook is a beautiful Benjamin Moore color, I think your instincts and mine are right about it needing a lighter tone. I can't think of a better or more beautiful color for your walls than Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.
It is a little unimpressive on the paint chip, but a true cameleon on the walls.
|Revere Pewter, Benjamin Moore|
|Benjamin Moore - Camouflage|
Even though I'm sold on the Revere Pewter, I always try to give my readers a couple of choices.