What 2colors are best for kitchen/dining room/living room?

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I have an “open“ layout for downstairs. Meaning, there are no walls between my kitchen and living room, well except for a bar/counter top between the kitchen and makeshift dining room. Currently (since we moved in 12yrs ago) the kitchen is a dark forest green color and the living room is a mustard yellow Yes, I know  . I love shades of blue and purple and I’ve been trying to find something
that will look good together since they will have to blend into each other. I might be willing to go with other colors but I do not like neutral and I do not want really dark colors. Help!!!

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  • Gk Gk on Jun 09, 2018
    Here are some beautiful shades of purple. In some samples they look blue but I am sure all of the colors change with the light from morning to evening and your eye will pick up the purple or blue undertones. In almost all cases if you pick out one color that you like there usually is a complimentary color that goes with it. https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/family/purple
  • Peggie Rice Shillito Peggie Rice Shillito on Jun 09, 2018
    Why not use one color to extend the space and complimentary accent colors to define areas within the rooms. A soft shade of gray would look good with both of your colored walls. I know you might consider it neutral, but gray looks beautiful with most colors and is really fashionable now; just keep it soft not dark.
  • Margarite Margarite on Jun 09, 2018
    I would paint the kitchen a pale yellow. And I seen on pinterest a dining room that had a chair rail. Top half was navy blue and bottom was white. Really nice
  • Janice Janice on Jun 09, 2018
    Hi Tammy, since you have an open plan it might be great to choose a light pale blue or pale purple as your main color. Get a few color samples from the paint store and you'll see how you can go from one shade lighter to one shade darker from one area to another and the change will be very slight but enough to create a bit of interest. I'm with you on the neutrals, but if you go with a light enough shade it will become a neutral that you feel good being in because you love the base color. Label the leftovers well so you know which tone is used on what wall so if touch ups are needed later, it will be easy! Go for YOUR color....it makes all the difference in the world about how you feel in your space!
  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 09, 2018
    Consider starting with one of the paint pallets put together from HGTV home.... all of the colors are designed to work together... most of the paint manufacturers have design cards with paint "pallets" consisting of multiple shades and colors.... one will be tans, one grays, on blues or greens, etc... pick one you like and go from there.... the nice thing about paint... it is easy to change if you don't like it..... a pain in the ass.... but easy.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 09, 2018
    If you used the pale grey, you could do accent walls and décor in shades of purple, it will look great. If you use different shades of purple make sure they are in the same family, not one on the reddish side and one on the blue side.
  • Kc Kc on Jun 09, 2018
    I like lots of color as well. Before we painted our home last year I was really worried about picking the wrong colors that wouldn't compliment each other. We found the complimenting color chart brochures at Sherwin Williams. Each brochure has dozens of color choices that are all designed to work together. To narrow our selection down to one brochure we passed several of them around and circled all the colors on each one that we liked. If a color I liked had all ready been circled once I circled it again. Then we compared brochures and counted circles. From our brochure of choice, we chose 7 colors from all sides of the color wheel. Deep red on the doors, pale yellow, soft white, sage green, aqua, and two blues. Lighter colors went in rooms with less sun light and the stronger colors are accents. We used them where ever we wanted through out the house and they look AWESOME!!!
    (Most hardware stores can color match with less expensive paint if S.W. prices make you cringe)
  • Dee Dee on Jan 15, 2021

    If you like the purple colors, go with a gray or blue with a purple base. I would paint the entire area the same color and use accents in the darker colors that you love.