Painting Living Room to Compliment Sage Kitchen

What color should I paint my living room since the kitchen and dining room are sage. I have just ripped out all my carpet and had my red oak hardwoods refinished. We found ugly linoleum in the dining room so we found some beautiful tile that is beige with light brown through it. We put it new maple cabinets and painted the wall in the kitchen and dining room sage. Now I want to paint the living room. Help! We have a tan couch and wood tables and accents. Any suggestions?

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George from Lakewood, CO

November 14, 20070 found this helpful

I'm thinking a lighter shade but still in the sage spectrum.

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November 14, 20070 found this helpful

MartyD's idea is good, ivory would be pretty too.

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

This is a matter of personal preference, but I like stark contrasts. I have a sage type green in my den, and the adjacent kitchen is a bold apricot orange. The orange really turned out darker than I intended (as it always does!) but we've grown to love it. People always comment on how nice it looks, but I know that some think it is too bold. We painted the built-in bookcase in the den an ivory color, and it looks great against the sage green too. You could also do some sort of mango or yellow color. Green goes well with many colors.

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

I would go with a deep red -- something in the vermilion or maroon area. Would be a nice foil to the sage.

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

I think sage or a a lighter version of the same green you have in the kitchen.

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

We painted our kitchen last Christmas sage. Over the summer we painted our den, which can be seen from the kitchen, cranberry. Cranberry walls with a light tan ceiling. Ralph Lauren as paint chips with rooms painted these colors. Go to your near by Lowes paint dept. to see the chips. Anyway, my family loves the new den and kitchen. Hope this helps.

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

I would go with a dark berry red. It is in! A very deep red is complimentary to sage, beige and off white. Good Luck!

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

We just painted our living room a beautiful green, oak harbor green I believe is the name and we got it at Lowe's. It is a nice dark woodsy green and goes great with our dark trim and hardwood floors. Our furniture is beige and all wood tables and we absolutely love it! Get complimets all the time and I think you would too!

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

I would go with a very pale gold that would accent the sage and the furniture. If you wanted to go with a darker color I would do a shade of red.

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

Most of the ideas I just read are good but it depends on how much natural light your house has. If it is too dark then you will likely grow tired and depressed w/ the dark reds but on the other hand if it is well lit w/ nat. light I would say go for it. I also think that caramel's, mocha's and cream's would go great w/ sage. Again, go to the paint stores and play w/ the paint chips 'till you see what you like.

Remember the new black is brown and it seems to be the color of the decade. Sage was popular in the '70's too.

Throw in some deep reds and different shades of Sage to the trim, curtain draws, pillows and such.

Go to the fabric store and check out the curtain and upholstery area, what colors do they use together? Do you like one more?

Jan

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November 16, 20070 found this helpful

We have a sage kitchen and our living room is open to it with the walls painted a deep eggplant purple. We LOVE it. It is personal taste. Good luck! Would love to know which color you do choose.

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November 16, 20070 found this helpful

Mys sisters and I just painted my Mom's living room and kitchen sage and we used a soft butter yellow in the bedroom which is right off the kitchen. Works very well, especially if your room is small. I used the deep cranberry in a small room and, though the color was beautiful and matched the accessories, it made the room appear much smaller and darker. However, my sister has a large living room and the cranberry work very well on a couple of walls. Have you considered layering colors?

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November 16, 20070 found this helpful

I'd use a lighter shade of the sage green for the living room. That way the two rooms with tie together nicely and your house will look bigger. The tan sofa, green walls, and floors will go nicely together.

Best of luck

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November 16, 20070 found this helpful

Thank you all for your help. I am going to go get some paint chips and try them out on a small scale in the room. You have all given me great choices! I'll post again when I pick the color. THANK YOU ALL!

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