Paint Color Advice for Living Room, Dining Room and Entry?
What color should we paint the walls?
I just bought a new house along with new furniture. I would like to paint but need help as I would like to go with Green shades (Sage), along with having some accent walls.
The furniture is dark brown with shades of burgundy so I would like to warm up the room. Possibly Dark Green accent wall behind couch with light green walls and white trim?
We plan to add Crown molding, pull out the carpet and go with wood or slate flooring.
When you walk in, I have an entry way, go left to the hallway, straight to the open dining room, and to the right is our living room. This means paining the entry way, hallway, dining room and living room.
This first photo is as if you were standing in the dining room looking towards the front door entry way.
This second is as if you were at the front door looking into dining room.
This third is as if you were standing in the dining room looking straight out to living room, no wall separating the two rooms.Yelena's Response:
Congratulations on the new home, Jeanne!
I have a few suggestions for you:
You said you'd like to "warm up" the rooms, but sage green will not do that - because it is gray based. It will add color, but not "warmth".
Another reason why sage green is not the best choice is the color of your furniture - all your wooden pieces, leather couch and even your artwork have warm, golden undertones. So in order to coordinate, your wall color has to have a yellow undertone.
Here's a beautiful green that will look great with your decor: 6423 Ryegrass from Sherwin Williams. It is a lovely green with just a hint of yellow to it.
Now if you want to add an accent wall
to your living room, it should be the wall with the fireplace. The reason is, that wall is a natural focal point in the room - any other wall with an accent color will only compete and add confusion.
I would recommend 7679 Golden Gate (Sherwin Williams) as an accent color:
It will bring out the golden tones in your furnishings, artwork and the pictures on the mantel, and tie it all together.
Also, I would paint the accent color just on the upper part of the wall.
Let me know what you think!
P.S. The colors may look very different on your monitor, so make sure to see them in person before buying paint for your project.