Good Questions: Advice on Paint Colors for New Condo?

Good Questions: Advice on Paint Colors for New Condo?

Colleen Quinn
Mar 3, 2009
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ATDC reader emdub612 needs help selecting paint that will work with some unique couches: I recently bought my first place and I'm dying to paint the interior. I need a color for the living room and a color for the kitchen, and I need them to look good together. The biggest issue is my couches. While whether or not they are attractive is debatable, they are definitely a little loud. I need the color of the living room walls to compliment the couches, and then I need that color to blend well with the kitchen. I thought about a white kitchen with a color on the door, however I'm not sure if white is going to make the kitchen look too sterile. Any suggestions?

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We think the kitchen looks pretty good as is, but agree those couches are hard to work around. Perhaps paint an accent wall the blue/green color in the couch and place the couch in front of that wall? We definitely think you should try to lighten things up a bit- the brown couch and large wood coffee table combined with those great hardwood floors seem to be dragging down your space. A colorful area rug (again perhaps in that blue/green from the couch) might help anchor the space a bit.

Do our readers have any suggestions for paint colors to coordinate with these couches?

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