Masculine Paint Colors For Bachelor Pad


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Old 01-17-07, 08:55 AM
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Masculine Paint Colors For Bachelor Pad

I need help on colors for my place. Its a bachelor pad and I'm looking for recommendations on paint colors for the living room and bed/bath that will give a masculine feel. I was thinking about doing 2 colors for the place, a lighter for the living room and darker for the bed/bath. The painters are coming next week, so I need to pull the trigger on a few colors soon. Here is a photo of the living room:

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p103/bad959fl/living-room.jpg
 
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Old 01-17-07, 09:34 AM
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Golds and paint colors with yellow undertones are popular. There are some lovely tones of golds in the pictures on the wall. I spy reds and blues in the area rug. These colors could be pulled out and used in accessories like pillows and accents.

What color comforter do you have in the bedroom? Are there a mix of colors out of which you could pull one for the walls and it be a color that works well with the one you choose for the living area? If wanting darker in the bedroom and bath, perhaps a deep tan or khaki color to pull your brown tones out of the livingroom into the bedroom would work. You could do the bathroom a shade or two lighter than the bedroom. Acessories and accents could be brought in from the color used on living area walls and accessories and accents in the reds or blues from the area rug.

You have a palette of colors from which to choose in the area rug. This is the mistake that most people make, in that they paint and then try to shop for a rug and comforter. If they choose those items first, then their paint color selections are easier to make. My colors were just suggestions. Depending on how bold and rich you want your colors, you have many hues of each color from which to choose.

Decide on your paint colors. Pick up a bunch of paint chips and study all the tones from the lightest to the darkest. Study them under both natural and artificial light. Remember paint looks different on the walls than on chips. If fearful that the color will be too dark, go with a tone or two lighter than the one you really like.
 
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One thing to keep in mind - colors that require more than 1 coat for coverage may result in a higher price from the painter.
 
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Old 01-17-07, 09:48 AM
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twelvepole - Thanks for the info. The bedroom has a dark taupe comforter. I have put up a few colors on the wall aready. I'll take a photo later and post it for your advice. Some of the sample colors I threw up are totally tan, burlap, raffia, hampton court, oatmeal. I will also upload a shot of our kitchen since I'm not sure to do a darker color in there and then go with a lighter in the "nook" area which exends past the kitchen.
 
 

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