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Old 08-12-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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Pale, pale green. I have it in my den with chocolate brown carpeting.

Keeping with the candy theme, my neighbor said it reminds her of Andes Mints!
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:35 AM
 
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Hi group,

I need some help selecting a paint color for my master bed and bath in my contemporary home. My bedding is chocolate brown and my end tables have a definite red hue to them. The tile I've selected for the master bath has brown/rust/red/silver tones (Oxido from Cifre | Arc Stone and Tile). My floors are red oak with a stain TBD, but probably a lighter shade.

I could probably go safe and choose a beige-ish/taupe-ish color for the walls, and I also considered a red clay-like color, but there's not enough contrast between the wall paint and the bedding. Any suggestions on a good wall color? Since the bedding and tile is pretty dark, I'm imagining a lighter color is best.

Thanks in advance.
If you choose a neutral color that is somewhat light you can use any color bedding and accessories you want to add color to your room.
A new bed in a bag is much less expensive that painting your entire room again in 6 months when you get tired of brown linens.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Chiming in here because I had to paint out black, neon purple, deep green, and now dark brown walls.

It has taken me close to three coats of premium tinted primer and two more of the color to wipe out these dark colors.

Please! Unless there is a very good reason to use dark colors, go with neutrals. Put up some dark-colored paintings or dark pattern fabric in frames, but leave those walls light. The next person who has to paint will thank you.

Of course, if someone has to sleep during the day in a south-facing room, there is validity to using a dark color, as well as good quality light blocking drapes, but short of a situation like that, please consider staying with the neutrals.

And I agree with a light blue. A light tan would also work.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: the heart is!
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How about charcoal grey, a steel blue grey or teal?

All of those colors go well with chocolate browns.
Yes, I was thinking the same thing when I viewed the tile...it appears to have some small amount of grey in it as well.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Wow, lots of warm brown tones with also the warmth of red. I like pale blue with brown, but like the previous poster, I'm over it. It isn't a trendy look, and I feel it would be dated. I recommend a cooler color though, with all that brown. I think orange walls is probably too warm, for sure.

You could try some cooler greens, remembering that you get really pretty grayed greens now. I'm not talking Kelly or emerald green. The more yellow in the green, the warmer it will feel, so try for a bluer version.

I have a lot of red brown and red in my family room, and I painted the walls a gray/taupe, but I've accented with aqua and blue greens. The color I chose is Hot Springs Stones

hot spring stones AC-31 Paint - Benjamin Moore hot spring stones Paint Color Details

I chose this because it seemed to look really nice with some red leather furniture I have. And it also looks good with the dark brown furniture that is also in the room. There is a red cast, or undertone to this grayish taupe. To my eye though, it is cooler than red or brown. At any rate, it works well for me. Perhaps it would work well for you? So here are two possibilities for you to explore.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Wow, lots of warm brown tones with also the warmth of red. I like pale blue with brown, but like the previous poster, I'm over it. It isn't a trendy look, and I feel it would be dated. I recommend a cooler color though, with all that brown. I think orange walls is probably too warm, for sure.

You could try some cooler greens, remembering that you get really pretty grayed greens now. I'm not talking Kelly or emerald green. The more yellow in the green, the warmer it will feel, so try for a bluer version.

I have a lot of red brown and red in my family room, and I painted the walls a gray/taupe, but I've accented with aqua and blue greens. The color I chose is Hot Springs Stones

hot spring stones AC-31 Paint - Benjamin Moore hot spring stones Paint Color Details

I chose this because it seemed to look really nice with some red leather furniture I have. And it also looks good with the dark brown furniture that is also in the room. There is a red cast, or undertone to this grayish taupe. To my eye though, it is cooler than red or brown. At any rate, it works well for me. Perhaps it would work well for you? So here are two possibilities for you to explore.
That is my main color in my home - it's an open floor plan and I have that for the l-shaped living room and dining room, plus the stairway and the hall. I love it and it looks great. 7 years after I painted, practically every day, I look at it and think how great it looks!

I have green leather furniture and a fair amount of wood in medium dark colors and it looks great with those.
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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That is my main color in my home - it's an open floor plan and I have that for the l-shaped living room and dining room, plus the stairway and the hall. I love it and it looks great. 7 years after I painted, practically every day, I look at it and think how great it looks!

I have green leather furniture and a fair amount of wood in medium dark colors and it looks great with those.
What do you know? Its a good color, isn't it? Neutral but not totally boring.

I also have green leather, along with the red in the room. Sounds strange, but it looks fine.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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How about charcoal grey, a steel blue grey or teal?

All of those colors go well with chocolate browns.
I was actually considering teal, but worried about being too dark.

Perhaps something like this: http://www.houzz.com/photos/389623/M...bedroom-newark

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Old 08-18-2014, 11:27 AM
 
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Wow, lots of warm brown tones with also the warmth of red. I like pale blue with brown, but like the previous poster, I'm over it. It isn't a trendy look, and I feel it would be dated. I recommend a cooler color though, with all that brown. I think orange walls is probably too warm, for sure.

You could try some cooler greens, remembering that you get really pretty grayed greens now. I'm not talking Kelly or emerald green. The more yellow in the green, the warmer it will feel, so try for a bluer version.

I have a lot of red brown and red in my family room, and I painted the walls a gray/taupe, but I've accented with aqua and blue greens. The color I chose is Hot Springs Stones

hot spring stones AC-31 Paint - Benjamin Moore hot spring stones Paint Color Details

I chose this because it seemed to look really nice with some red leather furniture I have. And it also looks good with the dark brown furniture that is also in the room. There is a red cast, or undertone to this grayish taupe. To my eye though, it is cooler than red or brown. At any rate, it works well for me. Perhaps it would work well for you? So here are two possibilities for you to explore.
Some good options, thanks.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:43 PM
 
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Mediterranean SW 7617 - Blue Paint Color - Sherwin-Williams

Deep Sea Dive SW 7618 - Blue Paint Color - Sherwin-Williams
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