Yvonne from Chicago
I'm not sure why all these old responses are up here nor can I figure out what help they would be to you. What if you take the brown you used in the living room and added some white to the paint? You get the same color family only lighter. Then accent with both the sage and the blue. i.e. plaids with sage green and blue as a throw rug, towels in either color trimmed with purchased trim and sew on to accent in the complementary color; framed herbs picking up the sage color in a blue frame. Just some ideas. Hope this helps. (02/10/2009)
Stop stressing over paint color. Paint is easy to change and it's fairly inexpensive. I search the oops paints at the DIY stores every weekend for about a month when I want to paint something. When I find a color that interests me I buy it, it's usually around $5.00 for the gallon. After a few weeks I have several gallons of similar colors (sometimes identical) that when mixed together make one shade that turns out to be perfect for my project. I also have enough paint leftover for accessories and touch-ups. Last year my dining room was done in designer Ralph Lauren paints for under $30.00. 2 colors on the walls plus a "granite"look trim. (02/11/2009)
Take your inspiration from nature, extend the theme & you can't go wrong. You probably chose these colors because you have seen them together and loved them (Cornflowers perhaps?) If the Bathroom is small or dark then WHITE will open it up; ACCENT with blue tones in a hot room OR in terracotta / sage if the room is on the cold side (swap out accessories for Summer/ Winter-time perhaps?) .
And yes! These colors can ALL work together if the right shades are chosen! My house has an "aging Brass-wear" theme (Brass starts golden, mellows to a stunning burgundy then develops a cobalt/malachite patina finally turning pastel whites with tones of French blue & sage greens).
My "Wet areas" are crisp white With blue accents; the "living" areas a warm terracotta/ apricot and Sage theme. Fittings are in brass with burgundy floors/woodwork to link them. (02/17/2009)
Kazzabubble again. Just wondering if you have thought about using the colours already mentioned as a decorative effect? Stencils are easy to download and not all that hard to use OR EVEN SIMPLER; Use a sea sponge and stipple your colours on, (start with the darkest colour)
With sponging you can create a polished stone/ granite effect. It will link the two areas and if you add another colour element you can easily add a little of that over the top too. The aim is to add a HINT of your colours so a little goes a long way. build up coverage gradually & stand back occasionally to view (02/17/2009)
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