Q: (Note: This may be the shortest question we've ever received!) I can paint any color. Tell me what you think!
Sent by Leah
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Wow, that’s really a lot of stuff in there. It’s hard to think about paint.
I like pink, too. It would look great with the touches of chartreuse, pink, aqua you already have.
If you want to replace the dark rug with something lighter, I say make the walls a super deep, dark eggplant
raspberry - it would make everything in that room pop!!in other words - three for pink.
i'd say a green that is slightly more grey than the curtains. good luck!
Pink or magenta would be fun! Maybe Coral Essence from BMwww.cieladesign.com
four for pink!Or a muted pink with some grey in it.P.S. Cute coffee table btw!
A medium shade of pink.
i wouldn't paint anything until you rearrange/declutter. that sofa, your coffee table and the two chairs are really awesome pieces but you can't tell bc they're hidden by the mess of pillows/throws.. . . and i'm all for quirky arrangements, as long as they are are actually more functional than traditional arrangements. the way you have the couch angled is a total waste of space bc there's nothing on the floor behind it - it looks empty and unfinished.if you want to keep it that way, maybe put that floor lamp back there and hang the artwork thats laying on the floor by the couch up in that spot too. when i look at the room now my eye is immediately drawn to that quirky spot bc it's different. why don't you make it a real focal point and make it a mini gallery or something.if i had it my way, i would take the two side chairs and flank them by the window with the cool circle side table in between them so you have a neat little conversation nook there. then i would place the couch back up against the wall and turn the rug/coffee table/lamp accordingly.THEN i would paint the wall the couch is against some kind of bright limey green that is in the same family as your two lime green throw pillows and curtain. then i would paint the window wall a neutral greyish suede color.that pink tinted portrait and blue portrait in the cluster of three would look awesome against a lime green wall.
Leah, I made a few images for you with the above suggested colors and a couple more right here.
Also, I agree with pokinatcha103. You could probably better decide what color to paint after you'd tidied up the room just a bit--there's a lot going on in there!
Wow Harlie! Nice of you to take the time to create images. I like the eggplanty one too.
One vote for lilac.
Thats looks so great Harlie! Did you do that using the Benjamin Moore website??I like the eggplant and the gray green in Harlie's selections.
yeah deep pink is right on and how fun would that be. Yes you have way too much stuff to have someone sit down and be comfortable. You have some nice items to work with go for it.harlie's pink is perfect. harlie can you do my bathroom?Benjamin Moore's Peony 2079-30http://www.flickr.com/photos/44713708@N00/3842471707/in/set-72157622103111178/
Coralia, I just used photoshop. Sadly, I wouldn't be able to tell you any exact paints to use. I was just hoping to give Leah an idea of what direction she'd like to go.
To me, none of those colours has enough vibrancy. They're all too muted. I'd go a shiny aqua, or a really vibrant raspberry, the colour of actual raspberries..http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebekkap/4097286550/
I can't believe all the votes for pink. I am so against that. I like eggplant best. A heavy, deep color for the paint, and you can use the light, punchy colors for accessories. And I completely agree with pokinatcha's arrangement.
Go with a gray. It can be the most elegant color and it would look great in combination with all your other colors. I lived in a place with a gray bathroom and it was freaking elegant. I never would have considered it till I lived with it.
You have a lot of black and green, two colours that don't work well together. A warm grey might act as a good intermediary. Perhaps a darker grey and a lighter grey, divided at dado height?
Wow, I really didn't like the idea of pink in this room until I saw that Photoshop image. If you go with that precise color, it could look really good! I'd also move those small pictures on the wall and replace them with some BIG art. The small pieces just don't make much of an impact in the midst of all that blank space. If you got rid of the black rug and replaced it with something lighter on the eyes, you could probably go with a sunshiney color to match that pillow laying on the side chair. Good luck!
I would go for a warmer and lighter colour, more in the direction of cream or magnolia (if you like a pinkish hue) in order to create a sense of warmth and space. As you have a lot of stuff which makes the room seem smaller, a darker colour will visually shrink the room even more.If you do choose a darker colour, try to work with the lighting (uplights and lit corners) to improve the sense of space and light. A warm pink will work, as will a lime green. Unlike many here, I think the eggplant colour will make the room poky.
I am laughing to myself here, because I immediately thought pink when I looked at your photo as well, and then to read all the comments...!!! More electric pink though, with lots of yellow in it. ooooooo, what about a shrimp color?! yum!!!
Wow. I was leaning toward pink myself, but I really like Harlie's lilac with the curtains and the sofa.
Haha I am so going with the flow this time, but a dark pink would look wonderful here.
I agree with you on moving the two chairs in front of the windows and scooting the couch. It has been in the back of my mind for a while now! It was such pain hauling that heavy couch up the stairs we just plunked 'er down and left her and haven't rearranged yet. The artwork on the floor is actually art books. Another thing I've been hankering to do is but up shelves to display the books and add some more framed art to the cluster of small ones I have up there. I only moved in a couple months ago so I haven't gotten around to this yet.Thank you for the photoshopped images! I LOVE the introduction of the eggplanty purple in the room. I would never paint this room pink. And...whoever said black and green don't work together is very wrong IMO!
Harlie, those pictures are great. I'm going to cast my vote for the deep pink in the first picture.By the way, is this the first colour question item ever where no Apartment Therapists recommended grey?
While I like the pink- I really like the idea of a celedon green.
Robin's egg blue or a VERY light lilac :)
I liked the pink idea until I saw harlie's mockups. Pink still wasn't a bad choice, but now I'm a vote for green. That green looked really fresh and seemed to tie everything together a bit better than the other colors.
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