Color Advice?

Discussion in 'Choosing Colors' started by the_troy, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. the_troy

    the_troy New Seed

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    Hi!

    I'm looking to do a little painting in my space, but wondering if anyone had some color thoughts? As you can see its a fairly small space, and fairly empty(I don't really like 'things').

    I don't really have the money to redo counters/cabinets, so I'm wondering if anyone had some thoughts on colors for the walls and/or trim that would suit this space?

    10 pics here.
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I'm afraid that none of your pictures are showing up.
     
  4. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Troy, the links to the photos won't be active until your membership is two days old. However members can copy/paste the links into their address bar if they wish :)
     
  5. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Frank, I am not going to do that. I'll wait....

    I did Google those links and nothing comes up, not even on images. the_troy will have to put them up in his Gardenstew "garden" for me to see them.
     



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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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  7. Ronni

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    The first two images are the only ones that show up.

    The pics aren't that clear, and it's kind of dark, but it looks like what color that exists in the room is pretty monochromatic. It seems to be all some shade of gray/black, whether it's the stainless steel fridge, the gray couch, or the black table. Even your cat looks gray :)

    If you want a real punch of color, try adding some red highlights....couch cushions, placemats on that table, a rug in front of the couch, even a dish cloth hanging from the stove.

    If you don't want that much of a contrast, look for gray or black based items with some color in them, and go with that as a theme.
     
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  8. Kwik Picture Framing

    Kwik Picture Framing New Seed

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    Yup only 2 of the pictures show up and don't give a clear idea of what the current colour scheme is.

    If I try and imagine what the colours are though I'm getting white top cupboards and either light wood (maple perhaps) or something nearer mahogany lower cupboards.

    The one thing that seems certain is chrome / silver appliances and door handles.

    You then have a light wood floor and walls painted maybe cream or a light yellow.

    Based on all that I would imagine that the colours are probably working pretty well together already. Why not think about changing things up with either some bold accessories, as suggested by Ronni, or buy a couple of boldly coloured pictures/photos/artwork and frame them in chrome style frames to match the appliances. That would give a nice contemporary feel which seems to be what you're going for.

    Plus putting a couple of framed pictures up is easier than decorating and easier to change when you get bored :D

    If you could post some clearer pictures we might be able to make better suggestions.
     
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  9. Strange_John

    Strange_John New Seed

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    I'd advice you to choose some light colors to make your room seem to be bigger! :)
     

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