Choosing a Good Colour

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Posted by: from Acton
4/18/2008 at 2:26:18 PM

I'm just about to move into a new apartment and want to repaint the walls but it's a very small place and I don't want it to seem even tinier by having the wrong colours.

What would you recommend for painting the walls and letting the place breathe a little bit?

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Grace in Vancouver
Date/Time4/19/2008 at 4:00:26 PM

I think that would depend on what style you want yhour new home to be. :) I would prefer white, but if you don't like cleaning a lot, you shouldn't choose a colour that's too light. Maybe take a look at colour scheme sites. Good luck!

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Grace in Vancouver
Date/Time4/19/2008 at 4:01:51 PM

Here are some of the colour scheme/combo sites you can take a look at. They're for decorating websites, but I don't think there's a big difference.

It also depends on if you want similar colours or contrasting. :)

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R in Acton
Date/Time4/21/2008 at 2:44:30 PM

Thanks for the link. I think I'm going to go with a lighter colour to open up the room a bit but not a total white because it marks up so easily and I don't like the look of a messy white wall! Thanks again.

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Spidy in Whitecourt
Date/Time4/21/2008 at 11:56:53 PM

depends, if you have a lot of wooden tables chair and so on, paint them with wooden brown, white will be another good option if you want your room to look clean. well it all depends on you.

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Grace in Vancouver
Date/Time4/27/2008 at 11:23:23 PM

R- No problem. Light blue might be relaxing. Good luck! Hope you get the right colour!

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Harriet in Timmins
Date/Time7/16/2008 at 4:51:21 PM

Any paler or pastel colour will work well. My first place had a bedroom with terracotta walls and a purple roof. That was gone within three days after I bought it and what a difference it made. Before that it felt like a dungeon.

I'd suggest creamier tones than white. It's personal preference but I find them softer. Just make sure it's washable too if you have kids. It saves a lot of redecorating when you can just sponge clean a mucky handprint.

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Liow in Spruce Grove
Date/Time8/10/2008 at 4:51:15 AM

To me a good color is one that is do not get dirty too easily but also do not make the place look too dark. So a color of moderate darkness will be the ideal for easy maintenance and lighting effect.

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