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Nature Inspired Neutral Renovations

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I'm in the process of renovating mine and my partner's condo.  It's about 625 sq.ft. so it's quite small and it doesn't get a ton of natural light coming in.  So the mission is to brighten up the place a bit while making it look clean and natural.  I want to create a nature sort of feeling which should be easy enough since I can just use plants (likely of the silk variety - not so green thumb here haha) and decorative pillows, strategically placed lamps etc.  The true challenge at this point is:1.  painting - the existing color is a shade of gray that gives the place a rather blah feeling and it's too dark to boot.  2.  flooring - existing is in dire need of replacement and it needs to go well with the cherry-ish color cabinets in both the kitchen and bathroom.To address #1.  I've been looking at light shades of tan for the walls and keep the trim white (we're replacing all the trim, the existing stuff wasn't done properly and the paint has peeled).  I've attached pictures of the tan-ish colors I'm considering and looking for some feedback - as best can be given via pictures.  I've also include pictures of what's existing.To address #2.  After a lot of hoopla about what kind of floor the condo board will permit us to use we've finally settled on vinyl.  I already have a pretty solid idea of what I'd like to put down in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry area (will be all the same).  I've included a picture of what's existing and what I"m thinking of putting in.  The carpet in the living room and bedroom is staying.  I'm looking for feedback/opinions/suggestions.  These renovations will be happening in less than a month.  Crunch time!  (Sorry for the picture order, I tried to organize it, appears I failed... :S )Bathroom - ExistingBathroom - ExistingPaint Swatch 2Paint Swatch 2Paint Swatch 3Paint Swatch 3Paint Swatch 4Paint Swatch 4Paint Swatch 1Paint Swatch 1Laundry RoomLaundry RoomVinyl Style I Like - Thoughts?Vinyl Style I Like - Thoughts? Granite counter in Kitchen and BathroomGranite counter in Kitchen and BathroomKitchen (From Living Room view)Kitchen (From Living Room view)Current carpet and wall colorCurrent carpet and wall color 

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