Stuck on wall and trim colours....

I'm in Melbourne Australia, my home was built in the late 60's and I have the flooring I want but need ideas for walls and trim. My furniture is black leather with mahogany tv stand ,coffee tables and bedroom and kitchen furniture.
currently white undercoat, but need something to cover old straw bail plaster walls, which are not perfect. Neutral or dark I don't know, been here for 12 years and only now starting to up date , I have new Windows , underpinning and new foundations as well as all new electrical work. My kitchen is lamanate the with grey marble look benches .
Also outside I have cream bricks with a terracotta roof tiles, Windows are in silver, need colour ideas here too..
please any ideas will be greatly appreciated . I'm lost .
regards Bec xo
q stuck on wall and trim colours
This is the flooring in wet areas .
q stuck on wall and trim colours
Carpet in bed rooms only .
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  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 14, 2017
    With all that dark furniture, you might want to update your walls in a lighter color. You might consider a soft gold color with a light burnt orange accent wall. Also, painting in shades of grey with one wall a little darker for accent would also look nice. And thirdly, sage green lighter shades with one slightly darker for an accent wall would also look great. Repeat the pattern in the dining, living room, and master bedroom.
  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 14, 2017
    You might want to start with an accent wall in your favorite brighter color. Since you have a pretty neutral color pallet, you could paint the wall behind your sofa and your bed, then use that color as accents in the room in pillows, lamps or shades, frame matting, and area rug under a coffee table, decorative objects.
    If you don't know which color to choose, get some paint samples or small containers of the paint, and do swatches on the wall for the week to pick the one you like the best.
    And there is nothing wrong with a monochromatic color scheme, if you love grey, pick several shades of grey and go with it. You can make your accents with grey on grey patterns to shake it up, or nice silvers.
  • Jan March Youndt Jan March Youndt on Aug 14, 2017
    dove gray for walls, leave trim white, accent with black or your favorite vivid color - yellow?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 14, 2017
    Honestly choosing paint colors is is personal taste.Browse through magazines on color inspirations or websites.That is your starting place.No one should or could possibly pick paint colors
  • Cindy Shoar Cindy Shoar on Aug 14, 2017
    I love neutral paints and floorings etc and then adding in color using a cushion here and a painting there and your own personal touches depending on taste. You could browse Pinterest for lots of ideas if youre unsure of what you like or where to begin and the good thing about using color in accessories is that you're not tied to the color, you can mix things up and change things whenever you feel like it.
  • 13526476 13526476 on Aug 14, 2017
    Oh, I so love your existing palette. It lends itself to huge changes by switching out pillows, throws, drapery, occasional chairs, paintings. Paint a favorite bold color or hang a lively painting on a windowless wall. Throw some rugs down in fab colors. Add greenery (plants or flowers). Others may find your grays boring or dull, but I personally love the warmth it lends. I'd add dove grays, soft whites, lots of silvers. How you accessorize will allow you to be very sophisticated or very homey.
  • Rebecca Bourke Rebecca Bourke on Aug 15, 2017
    Gee thanks to you all been looking but the range out there sometimes gets overwhelming, to many choices hehe , but I will certainly keep you all posted as tomorrow I'm going paint samples and gonna try an accent wall, in grey with a greenish hue, as I'm now aware that the trims and corners are gonna be white high gloss, and the greys tend to be not just grey , but yellows greens and blues even to the purple tones ,thanks for your input and I'm taking all of your advice with me shopping .
    regards Bec xo
  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Aug 15, 2017
    I'm with PJ.... I love your color palette. There are wonderful whites and light grays available that will work in your home. Semi-gloss bright white will accent whatever color your choose. I prefer adding pops of color with different decor especially during the seasons. Visit your local paint store for sample cards of whites and grays, tape them to yours walls and view them different times of the day & night to see which one you like best. Have fun. Enjoy your adventure.
  • Sylvia Parke Sylvia Parke on Aug 15, 2017
    I love what you have already, try a bold color like red as an accent or maybe a mixture of grays.
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