Help Me Choose the Right Color: 10 Paint Possibilities

Help Me Choose the Right Color: 10 Paint Possibilities

Janel Laban
Jul 24, 2012

I'm gearing up for a big paint job - my living/dining/workspace is essentially one big open room and it is in dire need of a refresh. We live in a converted storefront space, so it's a bit loft-like, with high ceilings and big windows (at one end) so there is lots of wall space that needs covering. I'm leaning toward super neutral on the walls to leave open the possibility of adding some wallpaper into the mix as the next step, but am feeling equally tempted to add a bit of color. I mocked up 10 different shades that I'm considering - can you help me out with your favorite?

Dill Pickle
Sweet Pear
Sweet Vibrations
Spanish Olive
Grege Avenue
Snow White
White Dove
Ancient Ivory

A few notes: I have a dark pinky-red Persian carpet that covers the whole room, a Blu Dot dining table in Watermelon (note: pic was taken before I bought the carpet - it now sits on it), neutral two taupe burlap-ish upholstered sofas and a white coffee table. A wall of floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves adds lots of random color to one end of the room (as seen in dining table link above).


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