07:19AM | 02/27/05
Member Since: 02/23/05
1 lifetime posts
Hello! We are new to this site, so we figured we would give it a try. We own a beautiful townhouse that is situated on a large , beautiful lake and the area around us is very wooded, which doesnt allow much sunlight to enter the house. We want to paint the kitchen, foyer, and bathroom, and add some color. The dilemna we are having , is that there is alot of pine wood already built into the house. The entire ceiiling and lower half of the walls in the bathroom is all pine, and the entire wall above the fireplace is pine, inlcuding the bannister in the foyer leading to the kitchen. We LOVE all the wood, but are not sure what interior paint colors are best to use in the foyer, and then kitchen leading into the dining room. Any tips, suggestions of what colors are best to use next to pine wood,would be great! Our floors will be a cream tile in the foyer, and possibly a wood floor in the dining room. Thanks in advance, Gina


02:38PM | 03/21/05
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
Gina.........go to The ********** and buy the Glidden Color@Home CD (about $5) will allow you to import a digital picture of your room, and color it right on your computer.

This is your best bet I think - without having a designer come out and look at your home.

Mr Paint


06:13AM | 03/27/05
Member Since: 03/26/05
33 lifetime posts
With this issue of not much light, I would keep the colors in the top three or four colors on a color chip chart aka "fan deck". As far as the color family to explore...that is up to you-some folks hate yellows, some love greens, some do reds. Pine, fortunately, goes with just about everything! Just trust your instincts and go with the color group you like on the color wheel. OR...hire a designer for ONE HOUR and ask her/him for a professional opinion. Make sure you see other examples of their work or style before you hire them though...nothing worse than a contempory designer in a rustic setting, or vice versa! Good luck-

Amanda Folster,Art Director


11:27PM | 04/01/05
Member Since: 04/01/05
5 lifetime posts
haveing that many trees around i'ld cut em all down and build a concreate jungle.. Get a family of wood peckers domestic them and let them fly free inside.

If I can be of anymore help dont be afraid to ask


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