, November 15th , 2017.
Muted warm pinks are often called rose. This understated color is often seen in historical and traditional spaces, and it is a mainstay in the Victorian color palette. This color is pretty much synonymous with coral, but apricot tends to be earthier and more muted. In specifying the paint colors for this space, I took clues directly from my client's artwork. A mid-tone apricot worked perfectly for the walls, while a lighter pink coral highlighted the tray ceiling. This color leans more towards the orange side of coral, but you can still see its slightly reddish undertones. It's a soft, mid-tone color that is reminiscent of the many rusty-orange hues of autumn. This color can be best described as a vivid, fruity orange. It has strong red undertones, and it makes an amazing and unforgettable accent color.
Charcoal off-grays have very subtle differences in the RGB values but remain true neutrals, making them the perfect complement for most colors, especially bright whites, warm citrus hues and pinks. Because it appears so often in nature — think stones, storm clouds and the North Atlantic — it also works well in with natural materials like wood, marble and greenery. Cool charcoal pairs well with bright white trim and works with most wood floors. In a house like this, with period details and nice bones, it highlights the architecture while modernizing the room. Warm charcoal above the bright white wainscoting adds a lot of drama to this dining room but doesn't get too flashy about it. "A common mistake people use in selecting gray is using a 'cold' gray for a wall color. Grays with brown undertones can really warm up a room.
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