I've been fantasizing about paint colors recently. Our living room gets very little light, so I've been trying to decide the direction we want to go in. This website recommends putting bright colors in dark rooms, and after experimenting with a pale blue in the dining room, I'm inclined to agree.
It now feels like a dark hallway in an old hospital. Lots of shadows.
So I'm looking away from the grays, pastels, and neutrals, and reaching for bold. It'll totally be a stretch for me since I've never ever painted my kitchen Peacock Blue or my old apartment in Atlanta turquoise. Nope, that was another Starr.
Anyway...one possibility is Cayman Bay by Behr. You can see it on someone's wall on the blog Hairy Shoe Fairy. Just scroll down a bit and you'll see it. It is a really lovely color.
Robin's Egg by Glidden is also gorgeous. Might be a little light, although the actual paint chip is pretty bold.
Another favorite is Warm Gold by Glidden. The paint chip online is so totally off, I won't even bother.
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We have a test pot of the gold color, so we're going to put some up on the walls in both the dining and living rooms to see how the light reflects. Yellow is a cliche for dark rooms, so that's why we're going to give it a try first.
Bold is the word of the day. Any other suggestions? We've vetoed orange tones because of a terrible failure with terra cotta a few years ago. Otherwise, the sky's the limit.