Best Bet for Color

Rhonda wrote:

Please help me! I can't make a color commitment. Our master bedroom has a medium grey focal wall and 3 light grey walls. I love the wall colors but for 2 years now have not been able to pick out curtains or accessories. I thought I wanted to go with yellow because I love the grey/yellow color combo I keep seeing on Pinterest, but every time I go shopping I am drawn to blues and greens. I have a lot of blues throughout the house and I like variety so I don't want blue hues, and I'm afraid if I go with green it won't be relaxing and Zen. I can't seem to picture it in my head. For my style I like to mix the new with old. I am building a sliding "barn door" to replace the door to the master bath that I will finish in an aged wood. I'm contemplating painting our black night stands antique white, along with my jewelry armoire. I’m afraid I am too mismatched. Help me finish this room please!

Melissa answered:

Hi Rhonda! I know that feeling; sometimes what you are drawn to when you shop isn’t the right thing for your home and the decorating direction you already started. On the other hand, where there is a will, sometimes there is a way! 

It sounds to me like you love grey and yellow as a combination, so I think you’ll be happy if you just stick to yellow for the curtains. Perhaps you are just not used to yellow so you go back to what is familiar, even though you know you really want yellow! Read More >>

Categories: Color

Kitchen Transformation

Question:

I am redoing my kitchen and I am stuck when it comes to color for the walls and cabinets. I exposed a brick wall behind my sink and I am doing board and batten (2/3 of the wall) on the open walls around the room, so I will have a lot of white in that section. I don't want standard white cabinets so I need to paint my cabinets because of some additions and changes I've made.

I will have a light with blue mason jars in the room and other glass in that color around the room. I don't know what color to paint the walls or the cabinets. I'm leaning towards a “taupey” grey for the cabinets and a light version of the aqua to match the glass for the upper wall section, but I don't want too much aqua in the room. 

I thought a soft yellow could be pretty too, but I'm honestly stuck. What do you suggest?

Thanks!

See answer from Lindsay Ballard >>
Categories: Kitchens

Complimentary Colors

Question:

Hi There,

I am painting my dining room and have chosen Homemade Butterscotch for the top half (above the chair-rail). We chose a gray for the bottom but were advised we needed a warm gray, not a cool gray. Could you recommend some potential colors that would work? 

Thanks!

 

See answer from Michael Wurm Jr >>
Categories: Dining Rooms

Making Color Decisions

Question:

Hello!

I need some advice. I have a very light blue painted foyer and am looking for a coordinating color to paint the inside of the front door that opens into this foyer. The foyer is large - 6' x 12'. Could you recommend a color or two that might work well? 

Thank you

 

See answer from Eduardo Rodriguez >>
Categories: Color

Subtle Contrast

Question:

Hi There, 

I have an open floor plan with very dark wood floors (almost black) and a dark “chocolaty” leather sectional. I was thinking of adding cream and red accents to make the room brighter, but am unsure if I should just go ahead and paint the walls red? There are three large windows in the room if that helps.

Thanks!

 

See answer from Diane Henkler >>

Mustard Yellow

Question:

I am having trouble settling on a master bedroom color. It’s an average sized room, with one standard window. I have dark wood furniture, but would like the room to feel warm and cozy. I was thinking about a mustard yellow color - do you have any suggestions? 

Thanks!

 

See answer from Nicole Balch >>
Categories: Color
8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

Sign In to My Colortopia New to My Colortopia? Register now.

Signing in to this site means you accept the Terms and Conditions for its use.

Sign in to your My Colortopia account.

Forgot your My Colortopia password?

Connect to My Colortopia using your Facebook account Login

Register for My ColortopiaAlready have and account? Sign In

Create an account on My Colortopia in order to save color palettes you discover, post comments to the Colortopia blog and ask questions in the advice section.

Registering for this site means you accept the Terms and Conditions for its use.

Connect to My Colortopia using your Facebook account Login

Enter your information below to register for My Colortopia.

Your email address will be your login name.