paint chip paralysis
July 23, 2012 11:59 AM Subscribe
Our new house has awful walls, so we're getting it painted. Help me identify best practices and rules of thumb for choosing interior paint colors.
posted by elizeh to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
So, I know this much: Eggshell for the walls, gloss for the trim and cabinets. Same trim color throughout the house, if possible.
What about the kitchen? Should those walls be eggshell too, or glossy (and therefore easier to clean)?
I'm doing white trim throughout the house. If I want white walls, should it be the same white as the trim, or just a smidge off? Or a lot off? I'm trying to get away from the generic beige-wall/white-trim look.
Is there anything else I should think about? Please feel free to recommend design resources....
If it matters, it's a 60's ranch and our style leans towards the sort of casual/organic/modern. (We don't have an Ikea where we live, but we like a lot of the designs we see in the catalogue.)