I have a small ranch style house built in 1971. I have a small living room with a low ceiling, no fireplace, no crown molding, and not enough natural light for my taste, I find it dark and dingy(the walls are a cream color, maybe a stock color..they just look dirty. We are getting rid of the dingy old dirty carpet for a light bamboo floor. We are also getting for the first time a nice sofa & loveseat(they will be faux brown leather because of DD's eczema). I am trying to figure out what to paint the walls to give it a bigger, lighter appearance. I originally thought a light taupe w/ white trim. Now I'm starting to wonder if we should go white since my fav places to find inspiration is Pottery Barn and now The Lettered Cottage. If I go white what do I paint the baseboard. Is white as the base of the wall only work when you have architectural interest? My house has none. And maybe if I actually go white should I paint my ceiling a pale color other than white? I really want a room that I can change the color focus throughout the year. In the spring bring in yellow, green(the green a natural moss like green)...spring colors. In the fall change those out for warm fall colors(keeping some yellow to help the yellow from the kitchen to fit in and flow). I like to bring the outdoors in, that's where I find my color palette. Thanks for reading and any advice on color you can give!
Answer by tigrefan98 at 2:43 AM on Apr. 1, 2011
Answer by vicesix at 7:04 AM on Apr. 1, 2011
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Answer by lukee at 9:08 AM on Apr. 3, 2011
Paint the ceiling in a Satan white and the trim work the same color. Use a winter white in Satan on your side walls.
Answer by Glo402813 at 4:02 AM on Apr. 4, 2011