Okay, I think I've said it before, but just in case, I don't do beige or neutrals they just don't do it for me so I really don't have an eye for them. Meanwhile, I'm selling and that means painting and without the help of the stager to pick the colours I could use some help.
I have played with some paint I have (remember my near black aubergine?) by adding some white. It gives me shades of a greyish purple but of course I like the darker versions. I'll attach the chip I made of the scan of the samples I made. I have 4 gallons of flat white that can be tinted in another colour but if I can use up the aubergine that would be a bonus.
so, here are some mock ups with a few shades of that plus I tried a green and a brown, I just made up in Photoshop. To me they are all flat but I admit my bias to darks not helping at all.
Can you give me your opinions and suggestions please. What colour should I do this living room/dining room. It has south and west light, is very small and all the original reddish wood trim /floor is staying as is. Actual colour numbers you know of that would work are welcome.
Edit to add: Oh, I really don't want to do anything called or resembling 'linen' or cream because I find those colours make the trim stand out and that makes the room look smaller so some colour is usually a good thing with that situation. My problem is if left to my own devices I will end up going too dark or maybe too dramatic. I am doing my bathroom black and white. I have some blue sort of like Nickel (very light almost white) that I think I will use in the two bedrooms. The kitchen is another I am not sure of. I gave away 20 gallons of paint and still have 20 in the basement. Using what I have...For my cupboards I can go pure white melamine or a light light yellow with an umber glaze over it to make it more aged. I also have the front entrance (that curved doorway you see in the pictures), the back entrance, and my little hall way to figure out.
So in premixed colours I have the light blue, light light yellow (colour is called popcorn but I had it mixed half strength if my memory is working), aubergine, black, white (5 gallons of untinted in other words so open for tinting).[B][/B]