I can show those and how they all work together when we get farther along with the decorating!
Many people used to paint two contrasting colors above and below the chair rail, but now that color placement choice looks dated. On the paint color strip samples for this section of the post, notice that the darkest tone (shade) is at the top of each strip, with two lighter tones below it.
Now look at color sample 1, which shows a sample of wood that is golden beige; it would be close to yellow on the color wheel. Color samples 5 and 6 could be shades (darker values) of sample 1, which could be a lighter tint.
If you look at the samples closely you will see they all have a strong golden-yellow undertone, which pulls them to the yellow (warm) side of the color wheel. Wood color sample 10 shows wood with a medium dark blue-brown background and dark blue-black grain. Black being the absence of color is shown at the bottom center, and its lightest tint, silver-gray is top row left.
Finally, the purpose of this post is to get you looking at wood and paint as either yellow or blue based. With the information presented in this post, and a little bit of practice (thought) you will easily be able to know what you are looking at, and it will open your eyes to a whole new world of color exploration. Although we used the same off-white wall paper (it is a solid) both upstairs and down, the upstairs rooms look somewhat sallow and sad against the wood trim!
The funny thing is, my husband has always loved real wood and, although he loves our wood floors, he has remarked several times how he wished he had used white trim through out the house. Run blue painters’ tape around all the woodwork on the floor and up on the wall, it will protect the surfaces around the woodwork and floor and make painting easier.
It, in my mind chops up the wall space and being predominate, makes the rooms look smaller.
As the actual windows are already white, it would be just the sills and trim around them that would need paint–so no work on the panes, themselves. I do feel, that you should pick some kind of good quality vinyl flooring that is light of color, and possibly has a bit of the color of the cabinets in it to tie the space together.
Also, do you have a legend identifying the kinds of woods/finishes you used for your samples?
I went shopping with the wife for an oriental area rug at the time, and once the “area rug” was laid on the ceramic floor, the eye looked at the carpet, and not so much at the ceramic floor it was placed on. If you can, find area rugs that have just a small amount of the color of your floors in them, so rugs and floors work together.
If you are just into solid colored area rugs, the solid color of the rugs will also cut the color of the flooring that is not at this time to your liking.
Paint sample colors
You know, interior decorating is nothing more than an opinion, and how much someone is willing to believe in the advise of the decorator.
Pick out a few gray colors that you might be able to live with, and get many paint samples chips of the colors and tape them together to make a bigger sample of your colors. Look at the fabrics you have in the room, and try to pick wall colors that will go with them. I have muddled through and made decent choices( sometimes after crying on my sofa for hours) thanks mostly to the internet and people like you who have graciously helped people like me who are design challenged. If you are having an area rugs on the wood floor, and you have painted wood work, then don’t overthink about the choice of wood furniture for your room, as right now you have neutrals. I am amazed at how paint can transform a room and would love to see your finished project.
The best way to pick a coordinating paint color for your kitchen is to pick it right out of an existing element in your kitchen, like a fleck of variant in the countertop, or a shade present inside your backsplash.
The reason people gravitate to yellow/tan is they tend to want to choose a color that they feel will showcase all the warm beautiful wood tones in the space, so they choose the warmest color out there. The best place too find paint colors that are close to 65-75% cool are the colors right next to the shades of gray paint cards at the paint store. Also, if you’re looking for more versatile and dependable paint colors, my top 15 colors can be found here. There will be white subway tile on the oven wall, grey distressed wood floors and we have dark wood trim/doors. I have mostly warm, medium woods with black appliances and lots of white (trim, doors, blinds) some gray-blue and cheery greens. The contrast is nice with the trim, while the darker colors are highlighted again in the rug.
Matt paint your walls a light neutral colour, the room will then be light and airy in summer but in winter the ceiling will give the room a cosy look.
Actually if you polled a bunch of random people today, many would still say “red,” then quote something about how red stimulates appetite. A friend of mine recently repainted her dining room (which is full of dark cherry furniture), and she painted it maroon. South) built in the late 1970s and not at all historical, had plate rails in the 2 front rooms.
Greens and blues as a backdrop will both make wood look richer against it – so much better than yellow. Then go to the bottom of the strips and notice how the progression of tones works upward, ending with the lightest tint of that color strip in the center. Wood color samples 5 and 6 both show medium to dark brown wood with strong golden undertones.
On this, and the next paint color sample board, you are looking at all yellow based paint colors, and a couple of paints that go with yellow based woods.
It shows different woods with either blue grain or a strong medium blue-brown background color. In the upper right corner of this sample board, you have a variety of different tones of pink and dusty mauve which are blue based colors.
The intensity of the color tones (tints and shades) can suggest both cool or warm color camps.
My assignment for you now is to look through interior decorating magazines, go to paint and wallpaper stores, furniture stores and places that sell carpeting. I have been busy with the garden, 28 bags of debris have been cleaned up, and are ready to go to the garbage.
We are now contemplating whether to paint the trim white or install new wood trim down the road, with the latter being terribly expensive.
We still love the stair case as it is now — it is just the trim (and doors) that irks us both!
The natural colored wood has a way of making a colored line that runs around the room and defines the space.
I would love to see you get someone to market them –as mural type wallpapers for those of us who also love beautiful vistas.
Off the kitchen is a door way into th e living room beside the pass through, a hall way to the 3 bedrooms and also a door way to the top of the basement stairs.
I would also say do the same with picking fabrics, carpeting, etc, so you will be able to see what works best with the paint color. I will probably use stick on backsplash in silver, white and clear for the tiny tiled area. My suggestion to you is to go out and buy large area rugs so they cover up most of the floor space, so you only have a couple feet of the floor showing around the edges of the rooms.
Mark that color match, and when shopping for area rugs bring the strip and see which one goes with what you like.
The premise of this blog is to get people thinking, and hopefully they will be able to do something creative themselves.
What paint color should one choose if there are both yellow based and blue based woods in one room?
Maybe when the color is seen in a larger amount you can then choose one that looks best to you. Thanks for reminding me that important factors, such as color harmony, under pin how we feel in a room. If you look at the possible samples of paint that go with the color, they also suggest a blue, gray or brown with golden undertones.
Schumacher silk plaid draperies and the custom-designed bedding repeat the hues in contrasting patterns for extra textural interest. We can give advice about finding the right colors, creating a mood for your room, learning paint techniques, adapting design trends and more.
Houzz, 75% of the thousands of spaces you will see will be painted yellow or very warm tan. Have you ever felt that something is bothering you in a space but you can’t put your finger on it?
Even lighter pine is a shade of color and it’s not as light as many people think, but rather a mid-tone shade.
A light gray vanity with marble top, wood looking porcelain tile on the floor and subway tile master shower. We have medium dark to dark wood ceilings, medium (no red) wood cabinets, and faux wood plank grey/beige tiles in kitchen and entryway (medium oak hardwoods everywhere else). I was looking to add a gray paint color for some contrast but don’t know if that looks good with the wood tones in the room. Go toward a warmer greige if you have red-toned trim or cabinets, like cherry or mahogany.