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Now, consider your furniture and accessories. What colors do you see? If you have a lot of black or navy you may wish to choose a beige with orange or pink undertones to keep look warm. If you have browns or reds in your furniture, select a cooler beige with ashy tones to avoid 'overheating' your room.
If you prefer a cooler, airy look - chrome, glass and shades of icy blue - then select gray tones. Some stores will have a 'true gray' color swatch which you can use to compare with their designer selections. On comparison you will notice that each gray has undertones. Some will have blue or lavender tones, others may have green or even a hint of pink.
Using same guide as stated above, identify main colors of furniture and accessories in room. Use green or pink toned greys with cool toned furnishings to avoid it from feeling like an ice box. Use blue or lavender undertones in rooms with warmer colored furnishings.
If you are really torn between beige or gray, than easiest color to work with is green. Keeping it in a muted tone will make it very easy to live with, and will work with most color palates.
Painting rooms with color will bring finishing touch to your home - don't you deserve it?
Johnson Design specialise in Interior Design and Decorating. He is also CEO of http://interior-design.monstercyber.com .