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[–]radd_it 1 point2 points

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[–]jesushxMod 1 point2 points

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Hmmm...

I think it would be nice to highlight the features, in a subtle way. Use two to three colors next to each other on the paint chip...

You might paint the interior of the bay window, the passageway into the dining room the same color. The lightest color of the of the two or three.

The ceiling of the stairs could also be this lightest color...

If you do three colors, the darker color could be the color in the dining room, and the medium color in the livingroom.

What is behind the cart near the stairs? What is the function if that area going to be?

You can keep all of the living room walls the middle range/medium color or you could paint the nook area the lightest color ( the same as the interior of the bay window and the pass through) if you want. It's just choice, on your part.

I think I recommend the three color option.

You might also consider painting the wooden top of the stair rail black, depending on the colors you choose of course. Someone posted a pic here or in /r/homeimprovement a while ago and it really perked up a similar stair case.

I do tend to like grays for a nice set of neutrals...

For example if you check the shades on the paint sample strip on the lower right, I would choose the three lightest on the strip http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/marilynsdress

Here is I think a warmer gray http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/whitestone#ce_s=Stone

Just know that there are warm versions of colors and cool so you will want to get a set of neutrals that will fit with your furniture and woodwork, whether they are more cool or warm. If there is a mix, that helps you to be able to go either way...

[–]boredwillow 1 point2 points

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I wouldn't highlight anything with paint. No offense intended but these aren't architectual features, they're the builders covering duct work and stairs. It will look disjointed.

If you want the upstairs hallway painted a different color, I would pick a coordinating color and include that little archway (and only paint the front of the archway, leave the dining area and the underside of the cut out the same color as the living room).

You could do the same thing with the basement, painting just the connecting wall. But I lean towards starting a different paint color at some other point in the basement. The angles section should be painted to match the living room walls. It isn't really a feature and it isn't the ceiling. If you want to paint the dining/kitchen area a different color than the living space, start the basement color somewhere that isn't visible from the living room.

I really wouldn't do an accent wall where the cat's shadow is. You have enough distractions.

For this house, I think it is really important that you pick colors that go together very well. Far more important than it would be in the average house.

Since you do have a lot of light in the living room, I would go with a darker color there (chocolate brown or plum maybe) to camouflage the odd nooks. And I wouldn't have more than three colors intersect. So if you want the dining/kitchen area a different color, do the basement stairs the same color as the living room.

[–]clipclopdontstop 0 points1 point

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Honestly, I probably wouldn't paint this room at all. If anything, maybe you could paint an accent wall behind the big couch. There is a lot you can do to liven up a room without painting it and the color you have now is definitely workable. I think the main problem you have now is not that the walls are white, but that the furniture is bland and lacking in style and visual interest. First, I would invest in a colorful, graphic patterned rug (example?s_kwcid=PTC!pla!!!43134883643!g!!14165849363&gclid=CO61-LrhwLUCFQxxQgodXDwAuQ) ), colorful, patterned throw pillows for the couch, paint your coffee table black, find some large, visually interesting pieces of art for the walls, and a side table or two with stylish lamps on top. Also, find some interesting knick-knacks to personalize the room a bit. Hope this helps!