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« on: October 04, 2009 07:17:18 AM »

Ok, I am painting a room that used to be wood paneling.  I know I want yellow.  I got it all primed, then got a sample of the yellow that I liked the best.  Part of me loves it, but part is worried that it is a little obnoxious.  Any thoughts would be welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009 03:12:53 PM »

What other colors are you using? If everything else is subtle or neutral, I say go for it. Especially if you love it. It's your home, and it's just paint. If you get tired of it or if you move out, it can always be painted over again.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2009 03:53:44 PM »

The only other wall color would be the white trim.  The carpet right now is brown, but will be replaced with wood flooring in a dark type wood when I can afford it.  I haven't actually bought a dinning room set yet, but I was thinking white for that also.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009 04:56:32 PM »

I think that would be a great color for a dining room. You may notice a lot of fast food places use yellow- it's an appetizing color. I think it would look great with either all black & white furniture and accessories, or shades of warm brown from a dark gold to chocolate. You could also go complementary and use dark purple.

I just wouldn't recommend red. Yellow and red together make me think of ketchup and mustard, or McDonald's.
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009 05:26:24 PM »

When I started to paint my bedroom a bright teal color, it seemed a lot brighter than I expected. I kept going with it and I really love it now. It's easy to get scared when using a bright color like yellow (that's why so many people leave walls white!) I think you will like it after it's done and you start putting things in the room.
A white dining set sounds good. I agree to stay away from red and also be careful with oranges.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009 10:19:20 PM »

Worst case scenario if it is too bright just tone it down with a glaze. Rag on, rag off. It can make it  look old world. If you don't mind the color it will probably look very mod.

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2009 07:26:19 AM »

The lightness of yellow highly depends on the colors that accompany it on the room. The yellow on your room borders on the more subdued side of yellow, so try to compliment it with dark colors that somehow rises or has presence like deep blue, although white goes well either way.
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