Sherry's Warm Orange Dining Room

Room for Color - West #15

Name: Sherry
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type of Home: Single Family Home

Color Inspiration: I love bold colors and also believe that colors have a very real effect on our emotions and activity. I've heard that Orange and Red stimulate the appetite and therefore, are good choices for kitchen and dining rooms. Whether...

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Color Inspiration continued:... that statement is true or not, I do love orange and use it throughout my house. It seems to go very well with my mid-century style and taste.

Colors Used: Ceiling: Benjamin Moore HC-102 Clarksville Gray in High Gloss
Picture Rail: Miller Paint Modern Masters Metallic Gold
Wainscot: Benjamin Moore HC-69 Whitall Brown in Satin
Walls: Benjamin Moore 2155-10 Desert Sunset in Flat

Color Tip:Don't be afraid to be bold! Going with what you love is what will make your space unique. However, it's always good to get a second opinion (especially from someone who will be sharing your living space.) Start with one piece for inspiration--it could be a fabric, artwork, a chair, etc. and choose colors/tones directly from it or colors that compliment it to fill your room.

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