What paint color to pick for my open plan living room kitchen?



Reader’s question

"I need your help on what paint colors to pick for the walls of my open plan living room kitchen. I have decapé gray-white kitchen cabinets and beige tile backsplash. The fireplace is painted in beige shades and the aluminum French doors are green color"

Our recommendation

There are many color options; however, the final choice depends on your needs, preferences and the features of the area (lighting, room dimensions, furniture layout, etc).

As we don’t have more information and we do not have pictures of the place, we suggest three options to select, which one suits your space.

• Solution 1: Paint all the walls a neutral, bright color

If you want to achieve a simple and severe look, you can paint all the walls the same color. A good choice would be white or off-white color with pops of color on cushions, rugs, or other decorative elements.

white paint colors on walls, pops of color on cushions

• Solution 2: Visually divide the open space using different colors

Choose two different colors and paint one color the living room and the other color the kitchen. If the place is dark and small choose light colors. An interesting combination would be light green (for the living room), a calm and both dynamic color that creates feelings of relaxation and beige (for the kitchen.

define boudary colors, light green paint color in the living room, beige color on kitchen walls

• Solution 3: Accent one wall with a deep dark color

Paint the walls a neutral, light color (for example, off-white/beige/light gray) and accent one wall a deep and strong color. Some interesting choices are berry color and rotten apple color.

 accent wall, rotten apple color, berry color on wall





What colors go well in classic style living room?



Reader’s question

"I am remodeling my old style apartment which is classic regarding the plan and the decorating style. Could I paint the doors a light gray color instead of white? Is this color suitable for a baroque style furniture, paintings, etc? What paint color to choose for the walls in the living room and the bedroom? The furniture is brown and the living room set upholstery is mustard/gold. Thank you very much for your time!"


Ceiling medallions: Contemporary and playful



Ceiling medallions are used decoratively to add character and detail to a room. A medallion is usually placed in the center of the ceiling above the pendant lamp, enhancing the design of the lamp. Medallions however do not have to capture a period look. They can also be contemporary and playful and here are some examples: 

ceiling medallion, modern ceiling medallion, colorful ceiling medallion, kids room ceiling medallion, gree red ceiling medallion,

Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano 2014


salone del mobile Milano 2014 www.cosmit.it/en/salone_internazionale_del_mobile

The Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. An invaluable tool for the industry as well as an ongoing, quite extraordinary promotional vehicle. The Salone made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so impeccably, ensuring that the quality of Italian furniture is known to all four corners of the earth, and continues so to do, with half of all its visitors coming from around the world. It will be held on 8th-13th April 2014.


ALMA DESIGN and RADIANT ORCHID (2014 Pantone colour)


ALMA DESIGN AND RADIANT ORCHID 2014 Pantone colour, stackable chairswww.alma-design.it/

Every December Pantone reveals a colour that will be the main one of the year after. The last year has been the one of the Emerald nuance, a delicate green that represented (and wished) growth, renewal and prosperity.
This year, the one that has been choosen is Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a subtle shade of purple that, as the administrator of Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman said, “encourages creativity and originality, inspiring confidence, joy, love and wealth”.


What warm dark paint color to pick for the hallway?


hallway paint color, staircase in the hallway, honey color curtains

Reader’s question

"The living room area is painted in vanilla paint color. Coming into the house a hallway leads to the living room and a staircase goes to the upper floor. I would like your help on how to pick a hallway color to harmoniously work with vanilla color. In the hallway there is a vintage wooden carved mirror in dark walnut wood. I would like a warm intense dark color because the space is relatively small compared to the rest of the living room. The main colors on the sofas are honey/brown and on the drapery is honey/bronze. Thank you very much!"


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