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Old 09-16-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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My husband just bought 1.5 acre property in which we plan to eventually tear down and custom build, however, until then, I need to make the house that is there now liveable. It is an older home with low ceilings. White trim,hardwood floors throughout. The paint on the walls now is AWFUL with the exception of the family room.
I love Benjamin Moore so if you can suggest specific colors, I'd really appreciate it! I was overwhelmed when looking at paint fans today. :/ A color I originally liked all of a sudden looked too green,too yellow, or too pink in comparison to other colors. I eventually gave up! HELP!! :-)
Also, keep in mind that most of our furniture is chocolate brown, including sofas,duvet,curtains...so, need some color! But then again, I don't want our house looking like a circus. I'd like all the rooms to flow. blues,greens,grays...or golds,yellows,reds... i saw a dining room done in a rich dark brown and it was gorgeous and romantic. although, that might be too much brown considering all our lvng room colors are brown. maybe a nice gold for the lvng rm?
i went online to bejamin moore color viewer and found some colors I like but they may not look the same on MY walls.

I love the color schemes in the homes of Desparate Housewives and Sex and the City(Charlotte).

here are the pics. don't let the current colors throw you off. I don't want them at all! except for maybe the pale yellow in family room(pic 4).

pic1-this is the main entry living room. leads into dining area.
pic2-another view of lvng room
pic 3-master bedroom
pic 4- family room. lots of light. actually like the current paint color. not sure if i should change it
pic 5- breakfast nook- i'd like to accent this area with a dark or rich color. thinking BM dorset gold? or would a rich blue or green compliment the yellow in the family room better? even brown or red clay maybe? have no idea!
pic 6-kitchen-this needs color too. something that flows with breakfast nook accent color.

remodeling the master bathroom so no pic of that but a suggestion for that room would be great too. obviously something that compliments the bedroom.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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i like these colors:
sweet orange, butter, fresh cut grass, wales green, white satin, ocean air, whispering spring, sandy white, mellowed ivory, and filtered sunlight. there are lots more though!

but my question is you're going to tear this house down? it looks like it has a lot of potential and good bones and lots of character!! i think it's beautiful! those windows, floors, fireplace, etc. are really nice.

good luck!
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:12 PM
 
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thank you! yes, I agree, it's a cute little house but it's only 2 bed 2 bath and we have a 2 year old, a 7 mo old and plan to have more. Plus, I have a huge family that visits often so I need guest rooms..and a playroom for the kids! :-)
I think this little house is about 3000 sq ft total. We are moving out of a very nice 6000 sq foot home that we would keep if the lot wasn't so small.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:45 PM
 
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Geez, I think the colors that are there are just gorgeous. Every room looks like a flower! I'd just leave them the way they are. But I'd buy some carpet. I think bare floors are really unpleasant.

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Old 09-16-2008, 11:54 PM
 
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I too think the colors are nice, except for the red in the bedroom and the lack of color in the kitchen. Red is too active a color for a bedroom, I'd go with a sage green color to promote rest.

Why can't you just add onto this house instead of tearing it down? It seems to be in good shape and would be a waste of resources to start all over again. And maybe it's just me, but 3000sq feet seems HUGE. I was raised with my brother in a 1200sq foot home and we were happy. I just don't understand the supersized homes of today.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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i agree!

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I too think the colors are nice, except for the red in the bedroom and the lack of color in the kitchen. Red is too active a color for a bedroom, I'd go with a sage green color to promote rest.

Why can't you just add onto this house instead of tearing it down? It seems to be in good shape and would be a waste of resources to start all over again. And maybe it's just me, but 3000sq feet seems HUGE. I was raised with my brother in a 1200sq foot home and we were happy. I just don't understand the supersized homes of today.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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thank you! yes, I agree, it's a cute little house but it's only 2 bed 2 bath and we have a 2 year old, a 7 mo old and plan to have more. Plus, I have a huge family that visits often so I need guest rooms..and a playroom for the kids! :-)
I think this little house is about 3000 sq ft total. We are moving out of a very nice 6000 sq foot home that we would keep if the lot wasn't so small.
As I look around my little 784 square foot house I find it hard to imagine anyone thinking that 3000 square feet is small! Of course, I can relate on wanting a large yard, I love my 26 acres! But I'd just be LOST in a house that was 3000 square feet! LOL

20yrsinBranson
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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kittypawz, I would also recommend that you buy the couple jars of the sampler paints. when we were looking for golden colors, I purchased the dorset and it was really pretty yellow gold. as in other post, check out the goldfinch
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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kittypawz, I would also recommend that you buy the couple jars of the sampler paints. when we were looking for golden colors, I purchased the dorset and it was really pretty yellow gold. as in other post, check out the goldfinch
thank you! So...

i think i'm going with either acorn yellow in lvng room. keeping the pale yellow in family room,a deep red brown in dining(satchel), and anjou pear in kitchen. not sure about kitchen color with this palette yet.

OR...or powell buff in living room,dark green in dining(turtle green),with valley forge brown or toasted pecan in kitchen.

keeping it safe and using powell puff in bedroom!!!

definitely need to test tho!
thanks for your all your suggestions. any more would be great. :-)
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:31 PM
 
Location: St Augustine
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Benjamin Moore does all the paints for the rooms in the PotteryBarn catalog. They even list the paint colors and you can order a swatch book. Gives you idea what color will look like over entire room. Each season they change the 30 or so colors, so check around for older catalogs too.
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