A New Neutral to Go With Orange & Yellow?

A New Neutral to Go With Orange & Yellow?

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Janel Laban
Nov 5, 2009

Q: Seeking help from Apartment Therapy's colour gurus! This grim khaki room (above, left) has depressed me ever since we moved in five years ago - it rises two floors up, making it even more oppressive (it looks darker than in the photo). I'd paint it white except I'm dealing with other colours on two opposite walls (above, right)...

...that butt in from other rooms (these colours are BM jack o'lantern and a custom yellow). I know, there's a lot of colour going on here, but it generally works in our home.

I'm looking for something neutral to replace the khaki - something that would also work in the stairwell and with the warm wood floors to pull it all together (without being too high contrast with the saturated orange and yellow). I'm considering BM monroe bisque or BM desert tan but I'm worried they'll add to the '70s effect or look too greige. And I don't want anything pastel.

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