Color Advice for New Condo?

Color Advice for New Condo?

Colleen Quinn
Aug 18, 2009

Q: I just moved from NYC to Nashville and hope to be able to move into our new condo next week. I want to paint the place soon, before I start work. However, I'm a little stymied about how to address the lack of clear division between spaces. I've typically lived in brownstone apartments, so even between open spaces there were always moldings to separate areas...

I also like to use colors that are fairly bright (or at least not too neutral) to offset my mostly brown and white big pieces, so I don't want to paint the living, kitchen and hallways the same color. I'm also concerned because the flooring changes from hardwood to terrazzo in the middle of one "hallway" wall opposite the kitchen. How and where can I draw the line between these areas? Should I install molding, or give up and try to find a color that isn't boring or overwhelming in large doses? Thanks for any assistance you can provide...

Sent by G

Editor: G- we actually like the grey we see in the photos. With the brick wall and the hardwood floors, your white and brown furniture may pop more than you expect- a bright color might just overwhelm the space. It may be better to wait to paint until you actually see your stuff in the room (though we know painting an empty space is so much easier).

Readers, what do you recommend? Please share your advice in the comments below to help G set up a great new space!

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