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Asked on Apr 11, 2019

How do I choose paint colors?

BetsyKelli L. MilliganCheryl Williamsen


I posted a question regarding a painting issue and used the wrong color description. My kitchen is Agave and I need to paint my office and foyer/hallway. Any suggestions? The office doesn't meet with the kitchen, but would like a slate of colors that are connected. Thanks!

4 answers
  • Dfm
    on Apr 11, 2019

    go to a paint store and get the paint strips for the agave color, they should be all in the same color wave. darker to lighter.

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Apr 11, 2019

    The key to interior design is to look at the house as a composition and one repeats the colors & textures in a pattern.

    What colors are your flooring, upholstery, drapes & accessories? This is your Slate Of Colors.

    What are you going to hang on the walls in the hallway?

    How much light do you have in the hallway?

    ”Agave” means green to me, keeping in mind that pros who name paint colors vary wildly.

    Culturally speaking, in the US, we are picky about our greens, lol.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Apr 11, 2019

    Cheryl is right. Look to patterns and existing colors. Create a composition of continuity. Need a patter of at least 5 colors to make your life and choices easy.

  • Betsy
    on Apr 12, 2019

    Hi Dee: Check this site for comparable colours: Good luck

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