Paint colour scheme.


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First of all thanks to all the people who suggested Karndean for my flooring, I'm pretty sure I'm going with American Oak or slightly darker :smashin:

Now the walls lol.
Looking for suggestions for a colour scheme. I'm not keen on all white, the ceilings will be white.

It's lounge knocked through to dining room which is now knocked through to kitchen. The plasma will be mounted on the lounge chimney breast so I'd like that a dark colour (chocolate, mocha etc), but I need a toned cream/off white for the walls to go with that. The kitchen units run along the back wall of the dining area into the kitchen so I need a colour to blend along that back wall into the kitchen area. The main kitchen area is quite small and could be a different colour or the same as the dining.

Any suggestions

Lounge - looking forward from dining area

Looking out of lounge into dining area - patio doors to to left on the back wall, kitchen extends to the right

Looking into kitchen from dining room


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Difficult from a photo however...................

It looks like you have quite a high ceiling. I would suggest using a very pale colour on the walls to keep the space light and cheerful / relaxing. Strong colour accents could be introduced through the furnishings - cushions, curtains throws etc. A slightly stronger saturation of the wall colour could be used on the ceiling which would help give the impression of a lower ceiling and would also highlight the detail of the cornice, which I would keep white. The fireplace could provide focus if you want to make this a feature. I suggest finishing this in the same saturation as the ceiling, or perhaps slightly stronger again. The theme of one colour with stronger saturations for ceiling and fireplace would work well with any base colour.

As for the kitchen I can't really see enough of that but a feature end wall (ie one wall in a stronger saturation to the other kitchen walls) looks a possibility. This would help make the kitchen units stand out visually against the back wall.

Good luck.


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Thanks for your reply, what is your opinion on these colours, I was thinking of the velvet truffle 2 on the chimney breast in the lounge.


The remaining walls in lounge and dining room in the white chalk.


The very back wall of the dining room which extends into the kitchen in soft truffle.


And the walls inside the kitchen which is only 7ft x 11ft in soft apple.


All ceilings and woodwork in white.

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