10.06.2011

Paint Color Opinions Needed

I really want to have all of the interior walls in our living room, dining room, office/studio and hallway painted a new color. While the green/grey/tan color the previous owner chose is just fine (and I actually do get some compliments on the current wall color), it's just not doing it for me.

I feel like it is too dark! I want something brighter to make the rooms feel bigger. I'm not feeling that green/grey/tan with the off-white trim... especially the trim. I believe trim should be white, not beige/tan!



 

Why haven't these rooms been painted yet? Well, the workhorse of the family really dislikes painting projects. The other day he told me he would rather build me another wooden fence than paint those rooms. (I'm pretty sure that's an exaggeration, but he got his point across.) I get it, I get it, you don't like painting!

Anyway, I've been trying to figure out what paint color would look good in here. Keep in mind that we will probably either paint the fireplace white or resurface it with stone/tile. I don't want to keep that brick forever!

I have a "Home Inspiration" folder on Pinterest, so I thought I would look through my favorite images to see what might work in our house. 

How about a light grey like these gorgeous rooms? My parents have something like this in their house, and it looks great. I like the grey rooms with crisp white moulding.


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Or we could go with something in a warmer color family, like this beige:

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 I even like this really like blue/grey they used in this home. They have a lot of warm browns and reds like our living room does, so maybe this could actually work.


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We could even go with a milky white color like we did in the kitchen. I've noticed that a lot of my inspiration images have white walls, although they also have awesome architectural features that our home doesn't have to make them more interesting.
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I need your opinions and advice! 

What do you think– grey, beige, blue/grey, white or some other color altogether?

While we're at it, what's the cheapest amount you've ever paid to have your interior walls painted? I'm trying to figure out what a decent price is. Chances are we'll end up doing it ourselves, but if I can find an affordable company to do it I would be very tempted to hire this project out!
* It's almost Friday! *
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