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A couple of quick questions.  Am moving in a new home in a few weeks and have to tell the builder what colors to paint the walls.  I'm a color blind male, and need help with a couple of things.  I will have hardwood flooring (a rosewood stain color) throughout the house (including kitchen) except for bathrooms and utility rooms - which will be tile.

First:  In my living room, I will have a soft red (medium to darker color) leather sofa, love seat, chair.  Rest will be glass oriented - coffee table, grandfather clock/curio cabinet, etc.  With the rosewood color hardwood floor, what color should I get for the walls?  I assume this color that is selected should also be used for the hallway (from the living room to the other bedrooms and bathrooms).  I also assume I should go lighter, but don't know what color.  Grey?  Tan?  Also, this wall color that I pick needs to sort of match up with the adjoining kitchen wall color that I've already selected - a traditional gold (with maybe a little mustardy tint) color to go with granite counter tops/island and a tuscan type look.

thank you very much for your help.  

There's a perfect color for you that you can use throughout the rest of the's my favorite background color - Glidden's Toasty Grey.  It's a true taupe, not too yellow, not too brown, not too grey - it's just enough of everything.  It coordinates perfectly with your furniture and will be handsome abutting the kitchen's traditional gold.  

Home Depot carries Glidden Paints, as do all Glidden retailers.


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