Question by HBIC: What color paint/flooring?
There was flood damage to my new home and now I get to re-do the flooring and paint. I was thinking carpet because it is the cheapest and possibly tile in the bathrooms/kitchen. I have tan couches and no money for other accessories to match or make a new color scheme at this time. I want to start off with the big things that need to be fixed and add accessories later.
So with the tan couches, what colors are neutral and complimentary? I hate yellows and would like something a little different than just brown. But I have a kid, a dog, and a cat, so I need something that doesn’t show stains or hair.
I like blues and browns and earth colors. I was thinking maybe a dark grey tile (with hints of other colors, so as to match with several things) for the kitchen and bathroom. What about the carpet and paint? I just want the house to look nice and mature, but I am 25 and not wanting it to look granny-ish.
Thank you both so much! The area isn’t likely to flood again because we are fixing it before we remodel. I went to Home Depot and looked at some color scemes also. I will look at the sites online too. Thanks again!
Answer by Lisa T
j25 – Is the area likely to flood again? If so, take that into consideration before making a permanent, costly and have to “re-do it again later” kind of commitment. That being said, I like the grey idea. It’s a neutral that can be accented with anything, can be warmed up and cooled down all with the accessories – which in time will come. Tan, as you know, is also a very neutral color, so keeping the big things in that safety zone, add to the room a little at a time as you find things that fit your needs and taste. As for color on the walls, blues, greens, rich jewel tones, can all be used with the grey and tan. It really comes down to the accents that bring a room together. Try material stores for throw-pillow fabric, dog bed, window treatments, etc. Use chunks of fabric with a complimentary/ contrasting color and/or texture to add to the room. This is easy and cost effective. Perhaps a room done in the monochromatic style – ie. all greys with your choice of color for the “pop” factor. Having both a child and animals, sometimes need comes before what you really want. Good luck. LT
PS – Sorry about the flooding. Hope everything is ok.
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