Right now, my living room is a dark cranberry color on the walls and because it’s such a bold, beautiful color, I do get compliments on the paint choice when someone comes over for the first time. My biggest issue with the color is this: although I have 9 ft. ceilings, I feel like with black furniture, I’m living in dark cave. Granted, 2 of 3 of my lamps have recently broken, so I have one dinky table lamp lighting the entire living space, which doesn’t help the situation.
I’m fighting the urge to paint the cranberry walls because I know what a pain in the butt covering all that red will be. And my decor is very specific, so I want to pick a color that allows me to keep the majority of my pieces (with a few additions!) without spending a ton of money. I also really love my most of the things in my living room, they fit my personality and style – I just want to lighten the room up and give it a more airy feeling.
My living room opens right into my kitchen, which is a gold color. So black, red and gold colors (and various patterns) fill this space. I think I figured out a new paint color that I can use on my dark walls – I’m considering a lighter gray color that will offer a neutral, light backdrop. The good thing about a gray color is I already mix silver & gold in the room in little ways, so it’ll play off that.
Although this computer color is not as exact as a paint chip – thoughts?
Love this example of mixing these colors from Decor Pad
And this cool color combination from The Lennox