We are looking at updating our home using the gray palette. I want to use grays that have green or brown undertones and I really do not want the blue; however, if I have to have an undertone I would go with the blue. I have read you recommended to use three colors throughout the home. How exactly do I go about doing that?
Our master bedroom is rather large. I would like to accent the wall that the bed is on with a dark color like graphite and graphite may be too dark. I would appreciate color ideas on guest bedrooms, dining room, living area, entry, daughter's bedroom and hallway. I want to create a modern looking home. I would greatly appreciate any advice you can give to me.
Thanks so much!
Choosing a color palette for your home requires a little homework. For example, what are the permanent surfaces like - tile? wood? carpet?... The colors on your permanent surfaces will help determine what colors to use because they will have to coordinate with those surfaces. Do you have existing furniture you need to consider? Once you have that squared away, go to your neutrals in the paint colors swatches and pull out a few that appeal to you. Hold them next to the permanent surfaces to see if they blend well. Do the same with the furnishings that will remain in the room. Choose 3-4 that look good together and that look good with your permanent surfaces and furniture, and you will be well on your way. Neutrals are easier because they go with nearly everything.
I can suggest a color for your bedroom, but if you want help with the other rooms in your home, you can email me privately for a quote on a color consultation. Unfortunately, I am only able to answer one question in this format. I'm including a photograph of a room where I did a graphite accent wall and I think it turned out rather beautifully. The color I used is Dunn Edwards/California Paints LEGENDARY GRAY.