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Lightening Up a Room

Fran wrote:

Hi There,

I am about to re-decorate an eight room house. I will be starting with a small bedroom that does not receive much light. What colors would you suggest to make this room appear larger? There are 2 windows in this room and a triple wide closet. The room is roughly 11x13. 

Thanks!

 

Kate answered:

Hi Fran, wow that’s a lot of rooms to tackle!  Many people think light colors are necessary to make a room feel larger, but that’s not always true. However with a room that does not receive much natural light, erring on the side of paler shades will prevent the room from feeling small and cramped. Take a peek at Glidden’s Color Visualizer and a few colors like Barely Jade or Husky Grey; these are shades of gray with subtle blue or green undertones that will guarantee your space feels light and bright even in late afternoon or evening hours. Read More >>

Categories: Project Planning

Golden Oak Trim

Question:

I'm redoing my bedroom - it has an oak hardwood floor and woodwork is also oak.  (Somewhat golden)  Bed and bedding are brown and beige.  The comforter also has a little metallic gold.  Art which will be above the headboard has red, greens and gold.

What wall colors would work well with this combination?  I'd like to add some color without going overboard.

See answer from Stefanie Schiada >>
Categories: Color

Question:

I'm redoing my bedroom - it has an oak hardwood floor and woodwork is also oak.  (Somewhat golden)  Bed and bedding are brown and beige.  The comforter also has a little metallic gold.  Art which will be above the headboard has red, greens and gold.

What wall colors would work well with this combination?  I'd like to add some color without going overboard.

See answer from Stefanie Schiada >>
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Working Around Dark Furniture

Question:

Hi! I'm thinking of painting my living room, but I'm stuck it has dark brown leather furniture.  What do you think is the best wall color to make my room really stand out against the dark furniture? 

See answer from Michael Wurm Jr >>

Brightening The Room

Question:

Hi!

My 18 year old daughter has a small bedroom (approximately 15x10). She likes the color Terra Cotta Rose, complimented with Aged Teak. I am concerned that this color combination will be very dark for her room as it doesn't get enough sunlight to make this color combination work (1 window faces North, the other faces West)? Is there another color that would work well with the Terra Cotta Rose? I would appreciate any suggestions you can offer!

See answer from Diane Henkler >>
Categories: Bedrooms

Adding Color Without Overwhelming

Question:

Hi!

I have a large open concept living- hall - entry area. I want to add some color without it being overwhelming. Furniture is casual and chocolate brown. Looking at maybe Peacock Blue as an accent wall, but don't know what to use to compliment that. It's been a boring tan for many years, so I'm open to color ideas. I also have some inspiration pillows that have teal- turquoise- reds and yellows in them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

See answer from Lindsay Ballard >>
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