Good Questions: Color Tip for Geneva?

Good Questions: Color Tip for Geneva?

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 5, 2006

Hello AT,

I'm currently living in Geneva, Switzerland for the next year or two and desperately need help in choosing a color for my living room walls. Unfortunately, the selection in Geneva isn't the best but they do have some metallic paints and I was thinking of a silver over the fireplace or that entire wall...

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Originally I wanted a blood orange but my French is terrible and I can't seem to find a place to color match. What do you think? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Donna

Dear Donna,

This is just our 2 cents, but we feel that you have such BEAUTIFUL molding that you should highlight that and go easy on the wall color.

We would do a CHINA white on the walls and a DOVE white on the trim and molding. The shift in whites will be subtle and beautiful and create the perfect backdrop for color to enter the room via lighting and curtains.

The next step is to get some stunning colorful curtains (oranges and large colorful pattern would be perfect) that will highlight the amazing height of your window and form a focal point for the whole room.

When looking for the right colors, take an element from your living room and present it at the store to match color. The pillow on the left looks like it has lovely color in it. Use it.

Anyone else??

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