Decorating & Furniture/Open Floor Plan

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We recently bought new home with entry into dining room, followed by kitchen and then living room.  You can see all three rooms upon entering.  Rooms separated by half-wall (dining/kitchen) and then a bar height wall from kit to living room.  Floors in DR and KIT are ceramic earth tone, and the carpeting in LR in a taupe.  Our furniture is neutral in the earth tones.  I love the harvesty colors (gold, chocolate, terra cotta).  I would like to the paint for the three rooms to flow nicely, but not the same color.
I have been successful in the past with choosing colors, but this has really stumped me.  Windows in the DR area and then a patio door in LR.  No window in kitchen area.  LONG AND NARROW plan!  
Thank you for any advice you can give.

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Kathy,

Go to your favorite paint supplier and pull some sample cards of paint colors that appeal to you.  Once you've done that, select 3 shades from one card and you'll have 3 coordinating colors for 3 rooms.  

All colors on that color sample originate from the same color source, so you know they'll match.

I personally like your gold, chocolate and terra cotta combination.  Sounds like a winner to me, and that would save you a trip for color samples.

Hope this helps you.
Regards,
Jenny

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