For a warm and welcoming look, Brown recommends mixing Hubbard Squash on your walls matched with a trim painted in White Hyacinth. With box beams or crown molding, a stark white ceiling can be off-putting. Instead, try mixing the trim and wall colors to create a muted mixture of the two. The effect creates enough contrast to allow the color to pop without overwhelming the room.
If cooler tones are more your style, Brown suggests using Hazel. The blue-green pottery look of this wall color evokes the natural look of clay. A blend of Hazel and the cabinets’ White Hyacinth graces the ceiling for an unexpected and subtle effect.
Mary Lawlor, color stylist at Kelly-Moore paints, explains that these tones suggest an autumnal feel reminiscent of changing leaves and fall fields. Kelly-Moore’s Ruskin Red offers a splash of rich color to balance the subdued tones of the Norman Shaw Goldspar.
For a more understated palette, James Martin, president of the Color Marketing Group and founder and color consultant at The Color People, suggests using Burlap for an accent wall. The earthy tones of the color evoke the natural themes found in Arts & Crafts palettes. The subtle differences between the main color, Believable Buff, and the trim and ceiling's Paper Lantern create a modest, monochromatic palette.