Monday, October 31, 2011

What Color Should I Paint My Living Room? Vote!

I'm indecisive when it comes to paint colors for my house. I've been pulling my hair out over what color might compliment our orange/burnt sienna couch (technically the color is "Mango").
I searched "orange couch" on pinterest and saw some interesting color combinations (see, Becky, there are multiple reasons to be on Pinterest). Below are my top three favorites:

Option 1: Anonymous (above)
Option 2: Knoxville Gray (above)
Option 3: Teal Stencil (above)

Of course, all of these colors look different depending on the lighting. I've painted some swatches above my couch and am having a hard time pulling the trigger.

Which one is your favorite? In order from left to right: 
Teal Stencil
Wythe Blue (Note: This one is NOT a contender, 
I don't care if it is Benjamin Moore's color of the year)
Fenwood Green
 Knoxville Gray
Annonymous

Any suggestions? Paint sale begins Friday so I'm hoping to decide by then.

18 comments:

Jenell Buday said...

Knoxville Gray

Wendy M said...

Teal Stencil

Katrina said...

Knoxville Gray...although I'm not gonna lie the "not a contender" looks good with the couch.

livewithfive said...

Ohhh, I love stuff like this! I like the green or the grey. I can't tell how green the green is. On my computer it looks a little more brown which I really like. The grey is really pretty and compliments the orange well without being too overpowering. It also gives you the option of adding other colors in later with pillows or wall hangings.

Jaena said...

Paint two walls Teal Stencil and the other two something more neutral. I like something with contrast with the couch, including "not a contender."

Kara said...

Teal stencil. Very similar to the "Yucca" blue-green we have in our living room and I quite love it.

Julie said...

It depends...if your living room has four distinct walls and is kind of its own separate room, you could do the knoxville gray, which is definitely a great color, and would make for an awesome living room. But if your living room is more open to the rest of the house, and if it would be hard to know where to stop painting, I would go with the middle option (green something, I think?) It's probably the safer/more neutral option, but a lot easier to add/change accent colors. Teal or knoxville gray curtains would still look great with it!

Brooke Smith said...

knoxville gray! but they all will probably look great! so fun!!

Beck said...

I like Teal Stencil and Knoxville Gray. Ooo... this makes me want to jump on the couple of painting projects I have left around the house....

The Rupps said...

I'm going to say anonymous. For sure.

And I love your couch!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Brand new to your blog, but gonna vote anyway. I say Knoxville gray. I wish I'd used that color in my master bathroom, instead of the brighter-more-crayon-blue we used.

Sara said...

Knoxville Gray

Elizabeth said...

Knoxville Gray or Anonymous! I'm a sucker for gray!

Jamie said...

I love the knoxville gray :).

Anonymous said...

Knoxville Gray!

Nolan Anderson said...

I'd pick Knoxville Gray too. I think it's the best color for a living room. Its just in the middle - not to dark and not to light. Of course, you have to choose the right colored furniture too. I think white would be very nice.

Anonymous said...

I just did my livingroom knoxville gray and I couldn't love it more! It was beautiful in the post, but even more amazing on my walls! you'll love it!!!

Nelly said...

I love Teal stencil! as a matter of fact i changed my family room accent wall from brown to teal n turned out more warmer n lovely!!
good luck;)