This is a desperate plea for paint color help.
When I got married I moved into my husband's apartment and left behind (for now) my BM Straw walls, dark floors, and beautiful, modern, red sectional.
His apartment had been renovated--new hardwood floors, new kitchen, and electrical wiring was actually in the walls!
All these things are wonderful however we have a living room that I don't know what to do with...
These are old pieces from his family before they moved into a new house.
They are made well but...everything is ECRU. Or Ivory. Or some other non-color with yellowish undertones that I would never choose myself.
The mirrored entertainment center, end tables, ecru vertical blinds, and ecru lamps are also inherited.
Anything else you see is my attempt to combat the ecru-ness of it all.
The brown leather ottoman, the dark wood round tables, dark wood bookcases, the Pier 1 red and gold pillows (the navy ones were inherited as well.) I also inherited the paint color which is a lavender-grey and makes the ecru look yellow/dirty.
I have been tearing my hair out trying to choose a paint color that can make sense of this room (and my attached dining room which consists of an ecru table, chairs and breakfront set.)
I want it to be warm like my old wheat walls but I think it brings out the yellow in the rooms.
I have run through BM Pan for Gold, Sweet Orange, Yarmouth Blue, Wedgewood Gray...Should I go red, brown, blue, marigold, ivory....it's all a bunch of circles at this point.
I also keep considering metallics in order to brighten things up.
There isn't a lot of natural light and the rooms are pretty narrow so I think I should stay at the lighter end of the spectrum but who knows?
Also we use CFLs and in general the color green isn't my fave. Can anyone help me?