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We are moving into a home which presently has light grey (with a very faint swirl of beige) porcelain floors throughout the hallway and into the kitchen.   The porcelain floors are lovely and we are keeping them.  The family room, dining room, library and living room all butt up to the grey porcelain and they presently have cream carpet which we are removing and replacing with a silver grey hardwood.  The hardwood blends beautifully with the grey porcelain floors.   I am having a difficult time deciding on a paint colour for the walls on the main level.  I was thinking of going with a monochromatic look and painting the walls a light grey colour with dark grey drapery panels or possibly cream drapes and accessorize with colour.  I also thought a cream colour on the walls would look nice and would keep the space nice and airy.  We do not have furnishings picked out for the house yet but I saw a dark grey leather couch and chair that I love and was thinking about it for the family room.  The painter starts painting in two days and the house will be painted before we move in.  Ekkkk, I have not picked out a colour.
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When you walk in the house you can see right through to the glass doors at the far end of the house off the kitchen eating area.  The full area is all grey porcelain.  The living/front room is the first room to the right off the entranceway.  The library is the second room to the right, the dining room is the third to the right and the kitchen straight ahead and to the right.  Lastly, the family room is to the left off the kitchen eating area.  The kitchen countertops are dark grey corian.  There is a small pic showing the colour of the hardwood floors.  The lovely cream carpet will remain on the stairway and in all the rooms on the second level.
One more thing, I have tons of gold accessories e.g. cushions, candle holder, large mirrors,  picture frames and wall hangings.  Would I be able to incorporate the gold into the decor?
I welcome all suggestions.  I am running out of time.

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n.hakim's picture

Hi,I just read your post.I'm an Interior Decorator in Mississauga,ON.You actually can create a lovely colour palette with the hues and shades you mentioned.I would suggest going for a very light shade of grey (almost white) for the walls.Grey sofas wouldlook great with a very light grey background ,maybe red throw pillows,white rug, (or black and white modern rug),black modern coffee table,silver candle holders or silver bowl filled with some accessories,a beautiful grayscale art on one wall.Add blacks,silver ,reds (to brighten it up)and whites throughout.NO GOLDS!Just sell them.You can put some nice red vases on the mantel.And if you want to put pivtures behind the sofa,choose black or silver photo frames with grayscale photographs.You will have a beautiful modern home! Feel free to ask any further questions. N.Hakim

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