Good Questions: Do You Have Paint Suggestions For This Room?

Good Questions: Do You Have Paint Suggestions For This Room?

Beth Zeigler
Oct 15, 2008

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When Kim wrote to us last year looking for help and ideas for her living room, our loyal readers chimed in and helped her create a living room she could be happy in. A year later, Kim's room is updated and ready to go--except for the paint color. Kim writes...

Hi AT,
A year ago I submitted photos of my living room for reader's opinions about whether I should keep my living room rug. I received a plethora of fabulous suggestions (including 'keep the rug'), and all of that feedback really helped me changed the space for the better (IMO).
Now my room feels done as far as furnishings, textiles, art, and accents. But. I'm seriously questioning the wall color. I chose a taupe-toned neutral to help define the seating area in my extra-long great room (kitchen at one end, dining in the middle, seating on the other end). I was happy with the the color until I added the last item -- a leather barrel-back accent chair.
Thanks!
-Kim (kimg924)

Check out Kim's color choice after the jump.

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Thanks Kim for writing in again. We love being a helpful resource to readers and hope you'll get the ideas that will translate your living room into a place you'll love. While we don't think the taupe-toned neutral color choice is as bad as you think, we definitely understand when something feels a little off. We always like to use a bold paint color to accent one wall in a room. Noticing the light blue color of the couch which is also repeated in the egg-shaped accent piece on the wood dresser, we thought taking that color and applying it to one wall or painting a color block behind the photos would be interesting. You also have the burnt yellow tone of the new leather barrel-back accent chair to draw from for color inspiration. Readers, what do you think? Should Kim stay neutral or paint something bold? What are some paint color options?

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