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#1 china cat

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:25 AM

I need to choose my house colors.

what do you think?

1. bathroom

http://www.sherwin-w.../SW6239_upward/

I currently have something close to this in my bathroom:

http://www.sherwin-w...sensitive_tint/



2. kitchen:

http://www.sherwin-w...pewter_tankard/

3. my bedroom

http://www.sherwin-w...servative_gray/


4. dining room

http://www.sherwin-w...70_techno_gray/











#2 china cat

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:26 AM

this is my dining room - do you like that 4th color with these things?

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#3 china cat

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:28 AM

I am stuck on my living room color:undecided:

this is what I currently have and I love it (it's very rich) but I think it might close the new living space in too much:

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#4 china cat

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:33 AM

have you ever used this? so cool (but not sure how accurately the color translates to the wall)

https://www.sherwin-...com/visualizer/

you just pick a room and then pick a color and it will put it on the wall for you. if anyone is bored and wants to play around with color and you find something you like, I'm open to suggestions.

#5 reveur

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:19 PM

you like cool colors, huh?

our bedroom is pismo dunes (seen it on HGTV but don't know what brand, my sister has it in her living room, too).

ralph lauren barn owl white is the living room but those are warmer tones so i'm not sure they're up your alley...

did you try picking a color out of that pretty rug I see? that's an easy place to start...

#6 Erinisme

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:56 AM

dude, they're all greyish....I'd personally go with a wider variety of colors...I like warmer colors myself for living spaces and cooler for sleeping spaces and bright for kitchen

#7 seany

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:58 AM

Why is this in the Women's forum - do guys not have any taste when it comes to colors? :huh:

#8 reveur

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:22 AM

Why is this in the Women's forum - do guys not have any taste when it comes to colors? :huh:


I've seen your house so no :funny1:

kidding...kinda

#9 mamapajama

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:26 AM

I like your things. :). I am lousy at colors and when left to my own devices, am too afraid and end up with bland. My husband is an artist and tends to pick bold and beautiful colors that I love. So, another vote for letting the fellas help. And, can you help me decorate? :)

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:44 AM

Bathroom: Go with the brighter color.. they are calming.. maybe more browns.. or a light purple?

so we only have the cool grays to choose from? :huh:

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:45 AM

I've seen your house so no :funny1:

kidding...kinda


I haven't ever painted one of my places, nor tried lately to coordinate furnishings (I haven't bought new ones in years), etc. because it's all been temporary situations or rentals since you've known me - not something that I've really wanted to invest in. That doesn't mean that I'm incapable or that other men here wouldn't have good suggestions. I just think it's pretty biased to think that only the ladies might have good opinions on this :wink:

First opinion: While Sherman-Williams is very good paint, you are going to pay a premium for it. There are only a few applications (like metal roofs or stucco masonry) where I would pay for that premium. There's other paint out there (Benjamin Moore - at the right place, Valspar @ Lowes, Behr and Glidden @ Home Depot) that will meet your needs just fine, be just as durable, and save you a few dollars. As a contractor, I know these things :wink: Personally, for interior painting I would opt for Valspar - especially if you're going to do the Lowes discount thing. Behr is a fine paint, but I find that it needs to be thinned a little. Benjamin Moore is a great paint, but typically overpriced like Sherwin Williams as it is normally only sold at small dealers; if you can find it at a comparable price to Valspar, go for it. Glidden makes one of the best general purpose primers out there - Gripper; it is much better than Kilz, IMO.

#12 china cat

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:01 AM

i guess they are greyish :undecided: I don't like bright colors--they neeed to be earthy, and muted, and serene..

i got 6 samples today. the blue i posted above is out - too babyish.

i think i may go with a warm/soft blue in the kitchen (white cabinets, black hardware, black counter tops) something like this:

http://www.sherwin-w.../SW7616_breezy/

do you think that blue will look good with white cabinets and black hardware and counter tops?

kitchen cabinets:(edit, actual cabinet) http://www.potomacca...y.com/devon.asp

this is my kitchen counter top: http://www.lowes.com...abrador+granite

the hardware I choose for kitchen cabinets is a black wrought iron (knobs but also a few really nice pulls)


i am sticking with this one for the dining room - i love it on the wall. http://www.sherwin-w....0_techno_gray/


i'd love the guys input, sean, just didn't think they would care. lol

spending way too much time on this :undecided:

#13 china cat

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:06 AM

I like your things. :). I am lousy at colors and when left to my own devices, am too afraid and end up with bland. My husband is an artist and tends to pick bold and beautiful colors that I love. So, another vote for letting the fellas help. And, can you help me decorate? :)


thanks :smile: I'm not big on bold colors - i want to feel calm walking in - nothing too bright

Bathroom: Go with the brighter color.. they are calming.. maybe more browns.. or a light purple?

so we only have the cool grays to choose from? :huh:


i am prolly gonna stick with the violet color i currently have in my bathroom. prolly.

I haven't ever painted one of my places, nor tried lately to coordinate furnishings (I haven't bought new ones in years), etc. because it's all been temporary situations or rentals since you've known me - not something that I've really wanted to invest in. That doesn't mean that I'm incapable or that other men here wouldn't have good suggestions. I just think it's pretty biased to think that only the ladies might have good opinions on this :wink:

First opinion: While Sherman-Williams is very good paint, you are going to pay a premium for it. There are only a few applications (like metal roofs or stucco masonry) where I would pay for that premium. There's other paint out there (Benjamin Moore - at the right place, Valspar @ Lowes, Behr and Glidden @ Home Depot) that will meet your needs just fine, be just as durable, and save you a few dollars. As a contractor, I know these things :wink: Personally, for interior painting I would opt for Valspar - especially if you're going to do the Lowes discount thing. Behr is a fine paint, but I find that it needs to be thinned a little. Benjamin Moore is a great paint, but typically overpriced like Sherwin Williams as it is normally only sold at small dealers; if you can find it at a comparable price to Valspar, go for it. Glidden makes one of the best general purpose primers out there - Gripper; it is much better than Kilz, IMO.


thanks, sean. sherwin had a sale today 30% off all paint. i bought 6 gallons and a gallon of semi-gloss for trim. i haven't decided on the colors so he said just bring 'em back when i know and he'll add the tint for me.

#14 seany

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:38 AM

PM sent on kitchen remodel (cabinets and counter).

The color should compliment a tone/color in the countertop though.

regarding the SW paint - are the other 6 gallons flat? that would be a mistake, IMO. Satin maybe. Flat is, well, too flat. At least no tone has been added. You can always swap or return.

#15 china cat

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 03:21 AM

sean, this is the cabinet i bought. do they suck? http://www.potomacca...y.com/devon.asp

they look the same as what's in my current kitchen
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yes, all paint is flat. that's what i have now (except in my living room). i like flat in the bedrooms. i'll use satin in bathroom. and prolly need another gallon or two anyway so i'll make that satin

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 03:37 AM

Specs look ok. I haven't worked with it before so I can't comment. They have a hardwood faceframe which is good for tying it together. Little things like the quality of the drawer slides can make a big difference. Same w/ end panels, kick plates. Not sure, but hopefully all good.

#17 china cat

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 03:42 AM

I can't find any reviews on them???

seany, i need you to come to ri and help me :undecided:

i think maybe i'm going to go with a corian counter top now.

#18 seany

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 03:51 AM

PM'd

#19 Karen

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:27 PM

The greys are nice. Very earthy... I would go for a light blue-ish color for the bathroom.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:16 PM

:crb:Hi! The color you picked for the kitchen looks kind of dark. There are some colors Enlightned Mint, from the Serenity collection of Roger Moore paints that is the best color ever. It is neutral and will match virtually anything; furniture, paintings, anything. If you dont pick this color, I think you should find a grey that sits in the middle of warm and cool for your living room. Nice house! Have fun!

#21 china cat

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:07 PM

I agree on the kitchen color being too dark. I want something bright and airy. still deciding on that one. i have picked thr dining room and living room color.

I will check out that color, thanks! edit: ooh, right up my alley http://www.homeportf...?prodId=142193#

the pics are the house i'm leaving :sad: the one I bought isn't as nice, but it's mine!

I'll post before and after pics in about a month

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:21 AM

I really love the color of your current living room. You say it's really rich, I find it warm and inviting. You have a very clean and uncluttered taste, so I don't think it would be too much for your new place.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:22 AM

I love yellow and white for a kitchen. And you can make it work with other colors by getting a flat pale yellow (but pretty) and trim it with a white.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:50 AM

isn't flat the kind you can't clean? When we painted my mom's house they told me about this type that looks like flat but is really a semi...i know that's not super helpful, but in the kitchen I would suggest using something you can wipe down every now and again.

#25 china cat

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:55 AM

doing the house in flat paint, except the kitchen will be satin

will be picking paint colors on thursday. i'll let ya know what i decide

closing on wednesday :crazy:

is this ugly? http://www.crateandb...d-linens/f35084

#26 china cat

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:36 AM

I really love the color of your current living room. You say it's really rich, I find it warm and inviting. You have a very clean and uncluttered taste, so I don't think it would be too much for your new place.


which, you better be coming down to see, lady :Phishfolk:

I love yellow and white for a kitchen. And you can make it work with other colors by getting a flat pale yellow (but pretty) and trim it with a white.


can't do yellow - even paile - not sure why. prolly going with a soft green in kitchen.

#27 china cat

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:15 AM

I'm pretty sure every color I ended up using has the word gray in it :lol:

"anew gray" in the kitchen http://www.sherwin-w...7030_anew_gray/

"essential gray" in both bedrooms (which actually has a really pretty lavender hue) http://www.sherwin-w...essential_gray/

"gateway gray" (looks green on wall) in the dining room http://www.sherwin-w...4_gateway_gray/

"adaptive shade" (translates to a deep green on wall) in the living room http://www.sherwin-w...adaptive_shade/

i used lavender in the bathroom - omg, it's such a beautiful space. my favorite room.

I'll post pics after seany comes to put the kitchen in this weekend :Phishfolk: