Ask Casa: I Need a Paint Color


Hi Casa,

I would love to pick your brain for a quick second. I'm moving into a new apartment and my new room is currently light chocolate brown. My furniture is all dark wood, and most of my other accessories are in the blue/green family. I'm thinking that I'd like to repaint the room (maybe a light shade of green?) but was wondering if you had any advice. Have you seen any amazing lighter colors recently that might work?

Thanks!
Ramya

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Hi Ramya,

Without knowing the exact shades of your green and blue accessories, it's hard for me to say exactly what shade of wall color would be best. I can tell you that using a semi-gloss paint will help to visually expand a room, while an eggshell or satin finish will add a more subtle sheen.

Your chocolate brown furniture will add coziness and comfort to any room, while the blue and green accents contribute serenity, calm, and a healing energy to the space. This is a great foundation already!

I agree that changing the light chocolate brown shade on the walls is for the best. I would lean towards a blue-toned neutral. You could go for a crisp white that has a blue-tone base, or go a little more dramatic with a grayer shade, which is very trendy right now. Try Benjamin Moore Gossamer Blue for a refined, blue-tone gray.

I hope this helps!

CasaSugar

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