Dining Room Dilemma
Normally, I'm fairly decent at choosing colors. Some might even call me brave because I like 'em bold, and I usually don't hem and haw too much. I've even finally chosen a paint color for my master bedroom (a purpley mauvey grayish color ... clear as mud, right?) when we ever get the closet ripped out.
But this darned dining room is giving me fits. Adjoining the dining room with pocket doors is the lovely dark red living room. So naturally I'd like the dining room color to coordinate with that. But there are other factors to consider, too. Like the dragon green (that's what I call them anyway) fireplace tiles and the curtains that have olive green in them.
The curtains and the tiles don't make a puke-worthy combo because the green in the curtains is small bits, and they're all the way across the room from the tiles. But slap a lovely olive all over the walls, and you'd get some serious clashin' action.
The curtains also contain red (hence the red in the living room) and a lovely gold color that's also found in the upholstery of my new/old parlor set.
I'm considering this palette of colors from the Sherwin Williams Victorian collection:
The rusty red ("Cajun Red") is the color we painted the living room. The gold looks great with green and red, but would it be too much on the wall? The dark green would look fabulous with the fireplace tiles (maybe even tone down the poor things a bit), but would it be too dark and/or with the red look too much like Christmas at the Waltons?
As you can see, I'm quite conflicted. My plan is to buy a quart of Billiard Green and of Empire Gold this afternoon and see what happens when I douse the wall with them. Okay, I might try a little more precision than that.
Anybody got some pre-action predictions?