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post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by miss_sonja View Post
I just painted my small kitchen a rich pinot noir colour. I think it depends on the space and how you'll use it. Also your furniture. Do you have light or dark furniture? That would make a difference.
We have light furniture. A rocker that is beige, a couch that is light olive green, and a bench that is white. All the wood that frames the doorways and windows are light too.

These are pictures we took when we were looking at buying the house so this is not our furniture, but the rooms still look pretty much the same.


This one is looking into the bathroom from living room:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ivingroom1.jpg

Looking into living room from dinning room:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...diningroom.jpg

"Window" looking out onto front porch from living room
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6.../frontroom.jpg

The big view:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ivingroom2.jpg

This is the blue I was thinking, it is from Mr. Majorium's Wonder Emporium:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...joriumBlue.jpg

What do you think?
post #22 of 34
I don't know about that blue. It might be a little too overpowering for that room. Maybe a lighter blue?
post #23 of 34
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Originally Posted by Luv_My_Babies View Post
I don't know about that blue. It might be a little too overpowering for that room. Maybe a lighter blue?
I think your probably right. I'm really struggling with what to do with color though because I want it to be kind of fun and funcky but as you can see the room leans towards a country feel.

At first I tried to go with that but it's just not me.
post #24 of 34
What about this one:
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/search/Jamaica+Bay
We just painted our bathroom this one:
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/search/cruising
It may be too dark for your space, but its nice and bright. The Jamica Bay color is the one right before it, so its a bit lighter and bright, but still funky!
post #25 of 34
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What about this one:
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/search/Jamaica+Bay
We just painted our bathroom this one:
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/search/cruising
It may be too dark for your space, but its nice and bright. The Jamica Bay color is the one right before it, so its a bit lighter and bright, but still funky!
I like the first one.

I think if I buy a brighter lamp for the other side of the room that would probably help to.
post #26 of 34
you have such a great wooden floor <3

i would replace the brown curtains with some ligth/whiter ones that can open up your window and throw the light in. now it makes the room darker and smaller.
the brown curtains would be great as tablecloths with matching napkins

i would continue the natural colors you got going on.
green, brown, blue.

the walls i would do in this color
http://www.harloff.com/healthcareCar...ions/BEIGE.jpg

i would simplify the colors of the sofa by throwing a simplepatterned green&brown fabric over it.
something like this
http://i2.iofferphoto.com/img/item/3...CABINBROWN.jpg
or
http://www.argentinapolo.com/images/...anketPlain.jpg

or with brown and blue.
i think this is a good blue:
http://www.bellahomefashions.com/ima...%20(WinCE).jpg

or on the walls like in this article:
http://lifeandart.googlepages.com/colorRule.html
you see in that picture how the natural blue and beige gives the wooden floor justice? :=)


+ green plants
+ beige/white and blue details like candles, tablecloths, flowerpots etc.


my advice is to choose few colors, and stick with them. let them bring eachother out, work in harmony.
less is more. keep it simple, and play with colors and patterns in the details, not on walls or big furniture.
and natural colors and fabrics are very soothing.

hope i made sense, or that you somehow find the inspiration you are looking for
look forward to your 'after-pictures'!
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by viking View Post
you have such a great wooden floor <3

i would replace the brown curtains with some ligth/whiter ones that can open up your window and throw the light in. now it makes the room darker and smaller.
the brown curtains would be great as tablecloths with matching napkins

i would continue the natural colors you got going on.
green, brown, blue.

the walls i would do in this color
http://www.harloff.com/healthcareCar...ions/BEIGE.jpg

i would simplify the colors of the sofa by throwing a simplepatterned green&brown fabric over it.
something like this
http://i2.iofferphoto.com/img/item/3...CABINBROWN.jpg
or
http://www.argentinapolo.com/images/...anketPlain.jpg

or with brown and blue.
i think this is a good blue:
http://www.bellahomefashions.com/ima...%20(WinCE).jpg

or on the walls like in this article:
http://lifeandart.googlepages.com/colorRule.html
you see in that picture how the natural blue and beige gives the wooden floor justice? :=)


+ green plants
+ beige/white and blue details like candles, tablecloths, flowerpots etc.


my advice is to choose few colors, and stick with them. let them bring eachother out, work in harmony.
less is more. keep it simple, and play with colors and patterns in the details, not on walls or big furniture.
and natural colors and fabrics are very soothing.

hope i made sense, or that you somehow find the inspiration you are looking for
look forward to your 'after-pictures'!
Oh, I like the blue in that picture too. Yeah the curtains are were actually left here by the last owner.
Thanks for the tips.
post #28 of 34
so ... i ruined your ceiling with some paint
+ some other minor mishaps.
http://eurofoto.no/show_image_stream...&dx=330&dy=491
i think perhaps i would move some furniture around too.
move the sofa to the wall where the pic is taken from, so it faces the windows.

sorry. i just had to. i am supposed to do some serious declutter here, so your thread is such a welcome and great distraction.
post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by viking View Post
so ... i ruined your ceiling with some paint
+ some other minor mishaps.
http://eurofoto.no/show_image_stream...&dx=330&dy=491
i think perhaps i would move some furniture around too.
move the sofa to the wall where the pic is taken from, so it faces the windows.

sorry. i just had to. i am supposed to do some serious declutter here, so your thread is such a welcome and great distraction.
That's great, It's nice to see what the curtains would look like. I think I will buy a plant to hang in front of that window. I wish I could put the couch on that was but it's too long.
post #30 of 34
As someone who thinks painting any room a shade of beige or a pastel is a crime, I say go for the blue, but I would suggest painting the wood trim a bright white. I think it would really help tone down the country feel. Even if you are against painting the trim, I think the blue would be okay if you had very light and neutral furniture and window treatments and a big light area rug.
post #31 of 34
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Originally Posted by fork View Post
As someone who thinks painting any room a shade of beige or a pastel is a crime
why do you think beige is a crime?
*curious*
post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by fork View Post
As someone who thinks painting any room a shade of beige or a pastel is a crime, I say go for the blue, but I would suggest painting the wood trim a bright white. I think it would really help tone down the country feel. Even if you are against painting the trim, I think the blue would be okay if you had very light and neutral furniture and window treatments and a big light area rug.
LOL! Yeah, totally on the beige/pastel thing.

I think that's what I would do, the blue (I like that Jamaica Blue and the other one PP actually used in her bathroom), and the bright white trim.
post #33 of 34
Thread Starter 
I think we are going to go with the Jamacia blue, but I can't bring myself to paint the wooden trim.
post #34 of 34
I couldn't bring myself to paint my trim either so I know how you feel I have a dark brown "wood" trim on all of my walls that I really should have painted white. Maybe someday I will.
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