Ok, so I’m looking for some feedback. Despite my promise to myself to take the home renovation projects one at a time, we’re currently in the midst of redoing our kitchen (professionally), master bedroom and dining room, all pretty much at the same time. Whoops.
But I’m kind of stumped on the dining room and hoping for some help. It’s a smallish room, with a large window, a built-in corner cabinet and no solid walls (one wall is ¾ open to the living room, one wall is about ½ open to the breakfast nook, one has a window, and one has a door to the office). It does have a chair rail and molding, and I considered adding wainscoting, but Charming pointed out that the irregularity in the walls would make it difficult/possibly ugly.
I’m thinking I want to paint the top of the chair rail and bottom two different (complementary?) colors for some visual interest. But it can’t be too wild, because it has to flow with the rest of the house (which will eventually be a light grey) and the kitchen, which is currently a greige color, but that could change.
We bought paint samples in Benjamin Moore Lucerne and Benjamin Moore Creamy Custard, imagining that the Lucerne would be on top, and the Creamy Custard would be on the bottom with the white chair rail and molding as contrast, but now I’m thinking that weird pop of tannish-orangey-pink won’t really fit the rest of the house.
Sooo … what do you all think? A different color on the bottom? On the top? Like a lighter blue? Or yellow? Or something else I haven’t considered? Help!