Decorating & Furniture/color


My living room and kitchen are all open together creating one large room. The beams and wood work are dark oak. I love them, but now I want to repaint the walls and need to know what shades would go best. I've done neutrals and now I am really looking for something a bit more bold.

Hi Sheila,
        Bold is beautiful! There are many ways to go, especially if the room is done in neutrals. You might choose deep red-oranges, crimson, dark blues, bottle green (the old Victorian colour)or even a deep gold to highlight candle flames or warm lighting. There are several colours produced by Glidden/CIL such as drumbeat and Oriental coral but if you don't have access to those any paint company you choose will have a line of bright/bold colours to choose from. Hope this helps and good luck :)

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G. Norah Baker


My areas of expertise are color selection and accessories. But I have a general knowledge of all areas of interior decorating and would be able to answer questions in any area.


I have decorated over ten houses and apartments and have consulted on five outside projects. I have had an interest in decorating since my teens.

I graduated with highest honors (96%) from Thomson Education Direct in 2002

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