The actual room is really tough to get a good picture of so I hesitate to post it. However, I have posted pics of the bedding, headboard, and woodwork in the room. The room does not get much light - just darker overall - so I want something bright. This is a guest room.
Love the colors in the bedding. You have lots of paint choices to choose from there. I would probably go with a blue for the room since they are my favorites.
It is hard to make recommendations ... but look a the sw swatches 6520 Honest Blue or even darker with 6521 Notable Hue. They would provide contrast with the HB if they work with the bedding blue. You can add extra lamp lighting to room also if needed.
Of course you can always paint out a neutral color and then do a color block behind the HB for contrast.
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Since the colours seem to be equally distributed in your bedding pattern, you could use any one of them. I would take the bedding in the room, stand back and squint your eyes. Which colour stands out? I know this isn't a scientific method but it works well. The more subdued colours might not appear to coordinate when seen from a distance.
You say the room doesn't get much light, and you want to brighten it.
You have a mid toned color of woodwork.
A medium/to lighter toned headboard.
Your bedding contains lots of colors, but it "reads" as an overall mid toned color.
If I were doing your color layout, I would be looking for a balance of light, medium, and dark tones, and I would be concerned that the room doesn't get much light.
I would keep the value range "close". In other words, I would use the wood tone as the dark, the bedding and the headboard as medium, and so I would be looking for a light tone for the walls. I would use a warm white on the walls that is lighter than the headboard, and that looks nice with the fabric and the wood. I am envisioning a kind of putty-ish, non yellow, white.
Then I would bring out some of the colors from the fabric as accents in the room, particularly in art.
I agree on two important points. One is that you echo any of the colors from the print bedding. Importantly, factor in the room's natural and artifical lighting. I prefer warm colors in spaces that lack abundant light. Paler hue values on the family of colors in the print would help with the lack of lighting while providing a degree of contrast. View all chips in the room's lighting conditions. Factor in the feel you seek too.
Allow maximum light filtration in. Feature artifical lighting all around the room. Use reflective surfaces to increase lighting from mirrors to metals and ceramics.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Froo Froo,
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The key to the perfect color is the woodwork...not every color works with wood tones...so try some swatches in the room, in several areas, right next to the wood trim. Blues and greens almost always work with wood tones, but the rusty color could be nice, too. Reds, pinks and purples are tough!
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