CHI Good Questions: Paint Color Too Bright?

CHI Good Questions: Paint Color Too Bright?

Janel Laban
Apr 9, 2008

Colleen sent us an email: "Help! I painted one wall in my living room Hallowed Hush by Behr. It is a teal color and looks a bit darker than these pictures show. I am concerned it is too bright and obnoxious for a living room. I plan on buying brown and cream throw pillows for the couch and a large tall vase with very tall pussy willows for the blank wall behind the leather chair...

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Here are my questions:

1)What else can I do to deflect this too bright color?? I need help! Do you like this color or think its too bright?

2)I HATE the track lighting – it reflects off the shiny frames behind the couch and I just hate them anyway. How hard is it to replace track lighting. What should I replace it with? Recessed lighting. A flush fixture? Where is the hole in the cieling? In the middle of the track?

3)Speaking of the shiny frames – would it work to spray paint them a brushed nickel? Would the spray paint stick to a smooth metal surface? I can't buy spray paint in Chicago so I have to either order it online or go to the suburbs. Does anyone know a good brand?"

Any input on the paint color, suggestions on replacing the track lighting and info on the frames would be appreciated. Share your thoughts and ideas with Colleen in the comments...

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