DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum

DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum (
-   Decorating and Design (
-   -   Paint color for a small office/computer room? (

the spindoctor 04-26-2008 07:41 PM

Paint color for a small office/computer room?
currently it's a very pale yellow with built in shelves on one wall painted white, light tan carpet, 10x10. i kind of like a redish/maroon pastel color, but wonder if it would make the room feel too dark. the rest of the house is some variation of tan-mocha color so i want something a little bit different.

i'm a total goof when it comes to colors and decorating. :o

inspectorD 04-27-2008 07:46 AM

The good thing about paint is you can always change it.
Start out by picin some colors that are what you like. You have to live there, so start out wild if you want, then folks will stop by and tell you what you did wrong.:D

Seriously, just get the quart cans to start, see what looks good , then get the gallon can to finish up in the color that looks like it was always there.
Good luck.

Daryl in Nanoose 04-27-2008 09:01 AM

1 Attachment(s)
You could 2 tone ( dark below,light above) seperated with a chair rail or paper boarder. that way you have the color you really like but at the same time have a lighter color to reduce the dark feeling you would get with a darker color.

glennjanie 04-27-2008 12:05 PM

Hello SpinDoctor:
Personally, I like the bolder colors. I notice in the movies, they use some real daring colors but they look real nice. If I used a darker color on the walls, I would make sure the ceiling is as white as possible and use larger compact flourescent lights. You can get the equivalent of 300 watts for something like 26 watts of consumption (a wild guess).

fred333 04-29-2008 07:41 AM

I love earth tones. That a great use of the white to cut the colors up.

the spindoctor 05-02-2008 08:11 PM

here's what i ended up with. there was a seafoam color that i really liked, but i think ill use that in the bathroom instead. still need to paint the inside of the shelves and closet doors, but i like how it turned out. way better than the piss yellow it was before.

prodigymytch 05-02-2008 08:29 PM

I have my recording studio to be a red. I'm considering changing it. It really depends on the colors you have chose for the rest of your stuff in there. I agree earth tones pretty much go with anything available though.

shan2themax 05-03-2008 04:12 AM

I think that it also depends upon the mood you are going for in a room.....

Daryl in Nanoose 05-03-2008 09:14 AM

Looks assume, like the idea of having some white mixed in there but at the same time the wood desk blends in just right

rachael24 05-20-2008 07:17 AM

I agree...I think it is a personal preference on how you want the room to be perceived.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:13 AM.