Decorating & Furniture/Color Coordination


My present living room is a salmon color.  I want to paint my dining room, which is seen directly from the living room, a new color.  I'm leaning toward a teal color.  I am afraid that with that color, the living room and dining room will clash.  Your suggestions are appreciated.  Thanks.

The teal color will not clash as long as the paint hue (intensity/darkness/richness) of the paint is close to the same.  In other words, if the salmon is a pastel, the teal should be too.  On a color strip (let's say there's 5 shades on one strip) the color that is #2 from the top on a salmon shade will be the same "hue" as the #2 from the top on a teal shade...within the same paint company strips.  

What you're combining is a spin on southwestern's mix of terra cotta and teal.  Trust me, it's a winner.


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