I am having all the trim in my den painted White Dove. One entire wall is shelving and will be painted The carpeting is beige. The furniture is khaki tan and rust. There are alot of windows with caramel colored drapes. The dapes are new so I really don't want to change them but would eventually if need be. They are a very rustic material. The den is very large. What color for walls.
Aug 05, 2012, 09:22 PM
I picture a pale khaki like BM Olive Branch or Camouflage. You can use almost anything but khaki can be more neutral than say, rust which you can pick up in accessories, pictures, etc. Sounds like a very pretty room.This message has been edited. Last edited by: arepo,
Aug 11, 2012, 10:55 AM
You need to find a print that echos most of the colors present..mainly the furniture. This could be a printed chair, a pillow, art or, my personal preference, an area rug. The print should unite the colors present as well as evoke the feel you seek. Carry samples with you for color reference as you shop (assuming no current print exists). Once found, pull a color in a value that best acts as a backdrop to your furnishings and suits the room's natural and artifical lighting. It's essential that you view chips and eventually, a test board under those varied lighting conditions. Since the room is large and especially if lighting is in abundance, a deeply saturated wall color will make your furnishings pop as well as add drama and contrast. A dark wall color will also create a cozy feel.
BTW, I also feel spaces need print and textural interest to be visual as well tactile spaces.
Aug 11, 2012, 07:13 PM
Thank you so much for all the ideas. I knew you all would help. Now to decide which way to go.