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Hi!  We are in the process of building our first home.  It is rather small, but will be ours none the less and we are very excited.  I am trying to decide on color for the walls for the living room/kitchen (around 28' X 16' combined).  The kitchen will have light oak cabinets.  We want to go with a chili pepper/Mexican decor in the kitchen.  Two thoughts for the walls would be a rich red or maybe a gold/yellow glazed look.  We do want it to be warm and inviting not cool, but we don't know much about decorating and would love help.  We really appreciate it.

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Thanks for writing.  Actually either color will work in the space.  Both are appropriate for the Mexican decor.  The red is bolder and more exciting, while the gold/glazed is a bit more calming.  If it were me, I'd probably opt for the red and add accents of the gold as well as terra cotta.  

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Jenny

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