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Dream Paint Color?

I am wrapping up wallpaper removal in my guest room and I'm at a loss as to what color I want to go with. The room is a blank canvas and I'm not committed to anything colorwise right now. SO that leads me to my question.

If you could pick any color to do a room in (doesn't have to go with your current home palette) what would it be? What color do you dream of using somewhere?

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  • Her whole house is like that - I always tease her that I'm going to get those velvet ropes like at museums to put across the doorways. :-D
  • I'm loving this right now. I'm always terrified to go dark, but I'm a little tempted right now. My MO is usually something light and in the cool blues and greens family. I want to go bold!
  • Just wanted to share a shot of our new Urbane Bronze office - I am soooo in love with this color! (More pictures here)
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  • K8e9 said:

    I'm loving this right now. I'm always terrified to go dark, but I'm a little tempted right now. My MO is usually something light and in the cool blues and greens family. I want to go bold!

    If the rest of your house is in that color range, then go a deep true navy!! So stunning and crisp with pops of white, and I always love a little orange in there too. :-)

  • I have a navy blue purse that I love the color of, and matched it to Behr's Starry Night--it is a beautiful dark navy blue. I paired it with white furniture and brushed nickel accents. It's my favorite room.
  • Navy sounds beautiful, @lizaanne. I think it would fit in nicely in our house. Now to find the right one...haha
  • There is a thread here where someone did a navy room, and the color was gorgeous!!! I have a meeting soon, so I can't look for it, but try to do a search. :-)
  • Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. I want it in a bathroom with a big soaking tub, marble basket weave tile on the floor, and a giant bronze gilt mirror.
  • Ok, so I was browsing navy and I accidentally found Retreat by Sherwin-Williams.

    It's not navy, but it's 1000x darker than anything I'm used to.
    Thoughts?

  • The room that I want to use it in will have white trim, a large white bookcase, this fabric as curtains and this rug.
  • I'm thinking that grayish green is not working with the fabric and the rug. You need to be more on the cool blue side. Your rug is a midnight blue - almost black. And the blues in the fabric are very cool and "blue-y".

    I'd consider something in this family: http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6515-leisure-blue/
  • I might bring the curtains in to a home improvement store to see what paint colors I can find that strike my fancy.

    Does anyone ever fantasize about a bright, warm color? It's been all dark neutrals and cool colors.
  • Cobalt blue - test http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6811-honorable-blue/
    amazing with white, and the floral curtain fabric - the white background will pop against it and the blues will sing harmony.
  • I love dark blues....my bedroom is BM's Newburg Green, which is really a navy with a hint of teal in it, and I LOVE it. I have a crush on BM's Hale Navy right now, too. For a guest room, I might go with a really fun bold color like a purple or kelly green or something, too, though.
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