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Colour Palatte for Victorian Farmhouse

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Looking for a colour palatte for repainting the main floor of my 1880's victorian farmhouse.  Getting tired of the ochre, yellow and terra cotta colours - looking for something with a historic feel but more updated and more neutral.
All the rooms can be seen from one end of the house to the other (living room, kitchen-dinning, hall, parlour, sunroom & study) so I was thinking a tone-on-tone palatte would make the rooms flow together better.  The floors are original golden-red coloured pine which is what's giving me the most trouble.  I've looked at grey's but they make the floor stand out too much and neutral browns/beiges just blend in too much!
Like the Benjamin Moore historic line although I find it hard to coordinate the colours as most of them are very dark. 
Any suggestions?

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mjmarshallcarstar's picture

Hi kp,
Your house sounds lovely, the sightlines must be great.  I have similar toned floors in part of my house and have become a fan of "Innocence" by Behr for wall colours and "crisp linen" by CIL for trim.  This is a tone on tone french vanilla colour scheme, so I bumped up the colour with green silk curtains and enhanced the feel with a crystal chandelier.  I also found that with neutral coloured walls my artwork stands out much better. 

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