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Need a color for a hall that connects 2 bedrooms already painted

My toddler's bedroom was painted Behr Hopeful (pink) and my middle daughter's room is painted Behr Caribbean Coast (lighter blue).  Each room is at the end of a small hall.  What color do I paint the hall, which can be seen from my living room and is a vanilla color for now, that will connect these 2 colors together?  I'm a fall palette girl and do not like anything bright.  However, my entire house is currently vanilla and it's driving me nuts.  I need some color, just not bright and bold.  We let the girls pick their own room colors and now I gotta make it work with the rest of my wanted fall palette color scheme.  The pink bedroom is also visible from the main part of the house.

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Posted 2013-03-14T17:29:40+0000  by krissyjawn krissyjawn

Hello KrissyJawn!


Thanks for joining The Community!


I would recommend two options that are cool colors:


1) Rain Washed 500E-3, a slightly lighter cool blue/gray that will not be too dark in your hallway; and

2) Ocean Kiss 510E-3, a slightly darker cool green/gray that matches the tones in your existing colors.


One option that is off-white:

3) Ash White W-F-520 is off-white with a hint of grey that will pull your existing colors together well.


Grays are the "new neutrals" but may simply be more of the same ... more off-white in an existing off-white home.


And, two options that are tan colors:

4) Ralph Lauren Safari Tan TH204, a warm tan that will be striking and complement your existing colors well; and

5) Ralph Lauren Sisal VM298, a neutral tan with a lean toward grey.


In my opinion, Safari Tan is your best options for bringing fall into that hallway!



Because you have several options: 1) review the paper color chips, 2) settle on two that you prefer, and 3) take home half-pint samples of the colors you select before purchasing paint for your hallway.

Posted 2013-03-14T19:32:12+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL

Thank you, Pat!  I really like the first 2 options.  I am not much for tans, but love the greys :)  I've got an entire house to paint, so I'm sure you'll be hearing from me again!

Posted 2013-03-14T19:54:26+0000  by krissyjawn

Outstanding KrissyJawn!


On the Behr color board:


1) Move left to right across the board to increase blue or grey saturation; and


2) Move up or down to go lighter or darker.


I love allowing your family to choose colors for their space.


The trick is the next step ... building complementary colors around those unique selections!


Have Fun!!!

Posted 2013-03-14T20:03:46+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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