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I have a room in my house where the living room, kitchen, dining room, entry way, stairs (to basement) are all in one room and I would like to paint them two different colors but can not decide what colors would look well together.  I have light tan carpet in the living room/dining room and light tan tile in the kitchen/entry way.  My living room furniture is a darker tan and the curtains in the living room are the same color.  I have light blue and yellow accent color dishes/pottery in the kitchen (the color of Pfaltzgraff Summer Breeze dishes.  I want a tan/light brown in the living room and another color (maybe a ligh yellow) in the kitchen and don't know if those would look well together or how to seperate the colors.  Any suggestions?

Hi Megan, You can definately use two different colours in this area,if you stick with one neutral, which in this case would be the tan/light brown colour that you want in the living room.  I would recommend Behr's Gobi Desert 710C-3 for the living space and Behr's Gold Buttercup 310A-2 (a warm yellow)for the kitchen.  You would separate the two colours at a distinct junction/edge on the walls. If you decide to go for a blue, I recommend Behr's Sonata 530E-3.

I also offer an 'Ask the Decorator' service on my website. I would be happy to be of further assistance to you if needed.
Thank you, for your time.
Shamim Razvi
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I can answer anything in general about decorating, i.e. Space planning,colour co-ordinating, furniture placement, choosing the most suitable accessories,fabrics,lighting, window, wall and floor treatments. I cannot answer questions about structural or architectural changes.


I have been decorating for the past five years and running my own decorating business: The Eighth Haven,, for over a year.

I am a graduate of QC Design School, in the field of Professional Design and Decorating as a certified Interior Decorator and Professional Colour Consultant.

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