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Paint colour in home- HELP!

susan5255's picture

Hello,We are in the process of repainting our entire home, which we purchased a few months ago. It is currently painted in BM Powell Buff, which is not bad, but I am feeling like I want something lighter, but still warm, with no pink undertones.There is white wainscotting throughout and white crown molding and the floors are a Brazilian Jahoba Red wood, so I find that colours like Muslin Zen pull pink and Bennington Beige pulls green. I think I would rather have a yellow under tone than red.I want to use the same colour throughout my main floor and up stairs. Our family room/kitchen is all in one in a great room. We have lots of light in various parts of the house and we facing west and two large skylights going up the stairs.In our family room we just did our fireplace in stone up to the ceiling in a Crema Marfil, with two white built in cabinets on each side.I am extremly frustrated in trying find that perfect colour that will compliment the floors and give us a nice warm but light feeling. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!

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gmcauley's picture

Hello susan5255,

You may want to submit your question to our Ask A Designer page:

Or try reading these articles for tips on choosing paint colours:

I hope those help!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

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