Matthew's "Mid-Century Organic" Living Room
Behr's Studio Taupe (walls); charcoal (sofa, rugs, drapes); beige (chairs, drapes), white, and a hint of teal.
Our inspiration came from a 1950s photo of a charcoal colored living room. We wanted a room that had an updated mid-century style, but also included the organic/natural elements we love. The Studio Taupe gave us the earthy color we wanted, which also made the charcoal sofa and existing drapes stand out.
Do not be afraid to sample and experiment. The small color testers from Behr were tremendously helpful. After experimenting with 15-plus colors, we finally decided on Studio Taupe. Also, don't be afraid to paint the full room. Sometimes, you can't fully grasp the intensity of the color until the entire room is done. We've been in our house for 3 years, and have already used 48 gallons of paint. We joke that we've painted so much that we've lost about 25 square feet of living space!
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