Color advice for living room

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Hi, My living room is facing mostly north and a little west. Since there is a ute-rum right outside the living room, the living room feels a bit dark. I would like to re-paint a neutral or white color on the walls that would make the room brighter as it is lack of natural light. Can you give some suggestion? I’m considering color like Tudor or froströk, but not sure if it would brighten up the room. Is it better to have slightly grey toned color due to its lacking natural light? When it comes to gloss level, should I avoid full matt finish considering that I want the room to feel more bright? Thanks in advance, Chun

01/04/2024 22:29:59

Svar från kulörrådgivaren:

Hi,

I will be happy to help you, but if you have the opportunity to check and come back with what color code (ncs) your white details such as doors, windows, moldings and kitchen doors have, if not all these details are to be painted, that would be great? It affects which other colors will be nice and how you will experience the end result. The easiest way to find out is to borrow color samples of the most common whites, S0500-N and S0502-Y, and see which of these comes closest to your white details.

Come back with this and a floor plan and I will help you further with a color plan.

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Hälsningar Annika, Kulörrådgivare, Jotun

Svar:

Hi, The doors and window frames are S0502-Y, which looks a bit yellowish. The kitchen is facing East and the cabinets are much more white. The floor is golden wood color. The ceiling will probably be repainted together with the walls. Would frostlök on the wall and classic white on the ceiling go with the kitchen? The natural lighting in the living room is cooler, even though it has 3 windows and a glass door due to facing a little north. The door, window frames and floor are the same color as in the kitchen. Would Tudor on the walls work? Thanks, Chun

06/04/2024 11:03:30

Svar från kulörrådgivaren:

Hi again

The best thing is if you paint everything that should be white - walls, ceiling, windows, doors and joinery, in the same white colour. Then it looks white. If you mix different white colors, they tend to reinforce each other's differences. So, for example, warmer whites are often perceived as a little yellower than they really are when paired with whiter whites, which can also get a blue tint when paired with warmer whites.

However, if you have different whites it is a good idea ton chose a slightly darker colour for the walls. In that way you create som kontrast between the surfaces and you tend to thing a little less about det different whites.

Have a look att  LADY 10678 Space,  LADY 8470 Smooth White,  LADY 12075 Soothing Beige or  LADY 1563 Mörk Strandsand.

Test the colours on large pieces of paper that you can move around and see how the colors turn out in different places in the room, in different lights. For dull and beautiful walls, paint with LADY Pure Color, New LADY Wonderwall, LADY Essence or LADY Balance. Wooden details such as panels, moldings, windows, doors, frames, kitchen cabinets and furniture are painted with LADY Supreme Finish. It is available in the gloss grades Pure Matt, Silk Matt, Half Glossy and Super Glossy. The ceilings are painted with LADY Interior Finish if it is a wooden ceiling and with LADY Perfection if it is a smooth ceiling.

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Hälsningar Annika, Kulörrådgivare, Jotun

Svar:

Hi, Thanks for the tips! Since we will paint the whole house, the details like lists and window frames can be painted too, to a desired shade of white. I would like to have a lighter feel of the house, especially the living room and kitchen. The suggested colors seem a bit too dark for those rooms. I’m thinking about Tudor in the hallway and living room. For the kitchen, since it’s pretty white, I’d like the color Divine. Then I’m thinking about Silke in the hallway (Tudor looks too dark here) close to the two bedrooms downstairs. Maybe Silke could also be used in one of the bedrooms facing South/East (which is quite bright)? The other bedroom facing north/west is very dark without much natural light - I’m considering Soothing Beige or Antwerp Beige for the cozy feeling. For upstairs, the middle part close to the windows is quite bright. However, a big part of allrum facing East/North is a little dark, I guess also due to the shape and lacking more windows. I’m thinking about a white color like Silke or classic white, in same color as the ceiling which is angled. For the bedroom upstairs facing mostly west, I guess the same white color could work? Would the colors go together, or you have other suggestions? Thank you! Chun

08/04/2024 22:13:21

Svar från kulörrådgivaren:

Hi again,

When you coloring an entire home, it is often best to start with colors for the kitchen/living room. After that, it often becomes easier to find beautiful colors for other rooms. It can easily become overpowering otherwise.

So, if your kitchencabinets are in a chalky whit like S0500-N, paint all other white surfaces in the house, ceiling, windows, doors and woodwork in  LADY 9918 Klassisk Vit. Then you can have a look at som lighter colours like  LADY 0552 Tudor,  LADY 1376 Froströk or  LADY 0486 Silke to these rooms. Tudor and Froströk usually look good together but Silke is to warm with Tudor but goes well wiht Froströk.

Try out thees colours and let me know how the look in thees rooms and then we continue with the other rooms.

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Hälsningar Annika, Kulörrådgivare, Jotun

Svar:

Hi Annika! I have compared the colors in different rooms and decided on Silke in both living room and kitchen, as well as the bedroom facing south east. It looks both light and a little warm, but not yellow, which is nice! However, I have difficulty deciding the color for the entrance hallway together with the wall that goes all the way upstairs. The entrance is not so bright, but Silke seems to be too white there snd does not contrast with the white stairs. I’ve also tried froströk and Kalk but they appear a bit too yellow there. I like Tudor a lot but you mentioned it does not go with Silke. What about Gentle Whisper? Which color would also go with a green-blue colored cabinet under the stairs? (I will have a wallpaper on one kitchen wall with a green theme. For the bedroom which does not get much natural light, Silke just looks white there. The other colors like Kalk, frostlök, soothing beige etc all tend to look yellow to some degrees. I have a light grey + little beige toned bed and an oak colored cabinet. Could you give some advice? Thank you! Chun

16/04/2024 01:05:02

Svar från kulörrådgivaren:

Hi 

Have a look at  LADY 1376 Froströk or  LADY 1016 Blek Sand in the hallway and walls going upstairs. Also nice with som more "colour" in the hallway. Therefore, please look at som pink och greens like  LADY 10290 Soft Touch,  LADY 12083 Devine,  LADY 8281 Pale Linden or  LADY 7626 Airy Green. Paint all white details in  LADY 9918 Klassisk Vit.

Don't forget to try the colours before using them:)

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Hälsningar Annika, Kulörrådgivare, Jotun
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