Our Living Room Walls Painted a Subtle Orange Color "Glazed Donut "

by Sean Healy
(Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA)

A subtle shade of orange on our living room walls

A subtle shade of orange on our living room walls



We used the paint color "Glazed Donut" for our living room walls for many different reasons. We chose it primarily because it matched our brown sofa and orange pillows.


We went to Sears Hardware and used a color swatch from BEHR for all the different rooms. Most of the swatches they had were too similar to each other but we did find one with a wide range of colors. The colors ranged from the beige of "Glazed Donut" to a burnt orange color, to a dark red for the bedroom.

We wanted to make sure each room in the apartment had its own individual feel to it. We felt that this would make the apartment seem bigger than it actually is.

Obviously, we wanted the lightest paint color to appear in the living room - a color that would pop in the day light but wouldn't be too dark in dim light.

My friends renovated their house before we moved into this apartment and they had a similar, but not exactly the same, look going on. Their living room paint color was a darker beige, and it sometimes made the room seem a bit too dark if all the lights weren't on.

We didn't have any ceiling lighting, so I wanted to make sure that the wall color was lighter and had a bit of a hint of orange in it to liven it up.

I love the look that we got and would choose the same setup again if I were to move. If I were to purchase new furniture, I would still buy items that would go with the color scheme that we have now.

I feel as though this color setup is almost timeless in a way, because we have a lot of "hand me down" furniture that doesn't seem as old as it is because the colors match so well.


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Darker color
by: Anonymous

As much as I think you did a good job still I would choose a darker shade.

Wouldn't go darker
by: Mackenzie

I don't think I would go darker due to your lighting issues. Since you have no ceiling lighting, it would appear really dark in there. So, I think you made a good choice.

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