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toam2's picture

Hi Everyone,

What a great forum, I am so glad to have found this!

We have recently purchased our first home and are planning to repaint the whole house. I just wanted some advice as looking for paint colours is a lot more daunting than I ever expected!

The living room dining room is large, high ceilings and a fair number of windows. We were thinking of going with a lighter neutral there as we thought with all that wall, a darker color will be overwhelming. I was thinking about BM Inukshuk, but am wondering if that will give a cold feeling?

The family room, nook, and white kitchen are kind of one long room, with lots of windows and a fireplace (white mantel) on the end. I was thinking of BM Rocky Road for that, as it could keep the area warm and cozy. We were also thinking of cabot trail for an accent wall perhaps around the fireplace.

How does this sound? I keep doubting myself and changing my mind, and the problem is we don't have time to test the paints on the wall b/c possession dates don't leave us a whole lot of time to get the painting done, so we need to be ready to go as soon as we get the keys. I don't want too strong of undertones (if that's possible?), just warm neutrals that match :)

Also, we were thinking of going with Natura paint, but were wondering if it has as good of coverage as Aura? Any experiences?

I would appreciate your feedback very much - have a great day!!

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susan5255's picture

I have found that Natural Linen has a gray undertone and is not very warm at all. It is not what I would call a clean colour. I do not know Rocky Road, so perhaps it will work for you.

edaponte's picture

Any thoughts on a colour for the exterior of my cottage ?? It's a small cottage and want to stay away from Taupes, or Greens (currently it's an army green). Would you paint both the stucco and wood and the railings all one colour??

To give you a further idea of the surroundings, the cottage on one side of us is painted a dark brown and the other a light blue/ grey.

lizzie_haynes's picture

That's funny - I've been debating similar colours! I really like Rocky Road, but am concerned that Inukshuk is too light. What about Natural Linen with Rocky Road? Natural Linen seems warmer...can anybody say if those two colours go well together?

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