Trying to pick out a paint color for main living areas.

Windows face south. This is condo. LE opens to sun room which faces south. Can get dark in LR but sun room very bright.
q trying to pick out a paint color for main living areas
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  • Teresa Janney Teresa Janney on Apr 30, 2018
    My daughter has furniture this color and she used a pale green wall. You have a room full of neutrals. Your wall can be your gentle or bold splash of color. Have fun!

  • Anne Berry Anne Berry on Apr 30, 2018
    I just painted my whole house with Behr "Paparazzi Splash." It's a light gray and is beautiful. In the sunlight it has a blue tinge and at night, it's gray. I painted all trim white.

  • Hummingbird Hummingbird on Apr 30, 2018
    If you want light, go with Satin vs Eggshell. Satin reflects light. I heard a paint dept tell a customer who had no windows in his living room(!) to paint the ceilings with semi-gloss or gloss paint and that will reflect the light. SMART GIRL. Greige is a nice color as it is between grey & beige.

  • Arleen Sarsons Arleen Sarsons on Apr 30, 2018
    I have a similar situation & used Benjamin Moore "Inukshuk" I could not be happier with the colour...

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 30, 2018
    Go to the paint store and get a bunch of color cards you like. Tape them on the walls. Go into the rooms several times of day and take notice to the colors. Also do this during different kinds of weather (sunny, cloudy, stormy). Eliminate them until you have a couple. Then buy sample pints of those colors, paint them on the walls and do the same thing until you have the one.

    • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 30, 2018
      I, personally, am not a fan of grey. I like the light green, blue aqua, or even yellow. Good luck with your search. Have fun and pick what makes you happy.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Apr 30, 2018
    Paint darker colors in bright room and lighter colors in darker room. Blackout or room darkening shades help a lot...not just to block out light but to prevent fading out color on furniture and carpets

  • Michelle Michelle on Apr 30, 2018
    Maybe have an accent wall be one color and then doing a light color on the other walls. I would buy a few tester cans and paint the wall. That way you can see what draws your eye.

  • Jch17379344 Jch17379344 on May 01, 2018
    Valspar paint color : Sunset Nude
    Favorite light go to wall color, like a chameleon appears to change with surrounding furniture color & sun light.
    My painter thinks I'm nuts, but I have all walls painted in semi gloss - love natural light reflection & really easy to clean walls with absolutely no visible marks (which I have experienced from satin paints).
    Good luck & go with whichever color attracts your eye.

  • Deb K Deb K on May 01, 2018
    I have always loved grays because they match everything! You can go darker fro drama or lighter for the LR that gets less natural light!

  • RichandTammy Whiteside RichandTammy Whiteside on May 01, 2018
    Color me boring but why not try a bright semi-gloss white on the wall that receives the least amount of white and then paint the other walls a white with just a hint of your favorite color (as long as it matches the rest of your palette)? The semi-gloss will reflect what light you have and the lightly tinted whites really look nice when you mix it with one super-white wall. jmho