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Old 08-11-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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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.

Last edited by NC_Paddler; 08-11-2014 at 05:24 PM.. Reason: added flooring info
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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Does your bedroom have lots of windows and natural light? Which direction do the windows face--north, south, east, or west?
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Hopes is right about the amount of light.

Have you considered a very pale blue?
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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I was thinking blue too. I was waiting to hear how much light there was before deciding which shade of blue.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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Yes, tons of natural light coming from the west and big picture window from the north.

I wondered about blue, but would that clash with the tile?

Thanks again.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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I know brown and blue is such a popular choice but I'll be honest, I'm over it. How about a nice wall of orange. I love orange and brown together. Although I wouldn't do the whole room that color. Maybe one wall orange and the rest cream.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:30 AM
 
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How about charcoal grey, a steel blue grey or teal?

All of those colors go well with chocolate browns.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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I think KA and Hopes are on the right course, be careful with the blue though you have a north facing window and it can make a room feel very chilly if you pick the wrong hue. How about a seaglass blue ? or you could turn the other way and go with the palest of greens
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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I know brown and blue is such a popular choice but I'll be honest, I'm over it. How about a nice wall of orange. I love orange and brown together. Although I wouldn't do the whole room that color. Maybe one wall orange and the rest cream.
When I think of orange and brown, I instantly think of Reese's Pieces.

I do like the idea of a nice light cream color. Leave the color to your end tables and any accessories you put up.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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When I think of orange and brown, I instantly think of Reese's Pieces.

I do like the idea of a nice light cream color. Leave the color to your end tables and any accessories you put up.
Okay, that was just funny! Wasn't that candy in ET?

I think I'm just over certain color combinations. Was looking to suggest something different although Reese's Pieces different might be bad.
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