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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 02:47 PM
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Hunter Green and Maroon as a home decorating color scheme is so last decade...Yes, I know...it's not any of my business what everyone does with their home, but, if I walk in to appraise one more middle class, suburban paradise home, and see Hunter Green Towels, Maroon washcloths, Maroon placemats, and Green napkins...I swear I'll...I'll....I don't know what the hell I'll do...but I'm getting there. I know! I'll take one thousand dollar adjustments for each and every towel!!!!


Believe it or not, I walked into a house last week that was positively a living, breathing advertisement for the 1980's "brush stroke" craze...

Thank you. I feel better now. :hi:
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 03:11 PM
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1. My house is sorta ho-hum light cream, off white colors.... Any advice?
I didn't want to insult peoples sensibilities. Whats weird all the rooms are various different shades...how the hell did i do that. But my mud room garage entrance way is white chocolate.

The colors seem to go with my dark mahogany furniture.

Any advice, no sponge painting, sand painting here. I almost did my former library in the leather look, but it took to long.

Don't suggest red or thereof.....makes me angry.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:21 PM
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5. That's what ours was until recently. We did more moss green. We have
coved ceilings so it worked out well. I really like the houses I have been in where they used butter yellows...the really deep yellows. It shows up dark wood furniture and black furniture really nicely. :hi:
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 03:14 PM
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2. Hey!!! I stored my hunter green and maroon towels away after the wedding
so that when the other ones got to old looking I could pull them out...and about 3 years ago I did that...granted we have been married almost 11 years so I am lucky they weren't moth eaten by then...

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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:22 PM
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6. Hey. If they are serviceable, use them!
;) We have hunter green bath towels too...I just didn't match my bathroom to them. :hi:
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:39 PM
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18. oh
I like the green, mauve, maroon towel and bed covers thing. I like to mix and match em. No furniture or walls are painted that way, though.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 05:06 PM
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21. The only people I have real issues with are the ones who do the entire
home in this kind of thing. A few bits and pieces... ;) And who am I to really say? :hi:
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 05:09 PM
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22. hey there
how are ya, Mrs. G? I am very glad it's Friday!
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 03:16 PM
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3. by the way...what would you think of this kind of house
lady bug red walls in the living room with all the floors refinished to a natural oak look...accent walls are in a taupe color...
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:23 PM
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7. My sister in law did that....something close..the red was a warm red.
And her accent colors were cream. I think it would look nice, in the right house. :hi:
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 03:22 PM
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4. That was the color scheme in our bedroom until just last year.
We changed our living room to a medieval theme & I moved all my dolphin & whale stuff to the bedroom. Now our bedroom is blues & purples with an ocean theme.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:23 PM
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8. That sounds cool!
:bounce: I love walking into houses where people have done something that I would have never thought of. I've gotten great ideas that way. :hi:
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:24 PM
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9. oh man !
I LOVE hunter green and maroon.
NOW I'm going to have to look at different colours.


:cry:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:25 PM
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10. You? You're allowed. Because I like you bunches and bunches...
Just don't tell anyone that. ;) If you really and truly like it, then that's okay. :hug:
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:31 PM
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14. Whew thanks!!!!
We're looking at renovating, ewwww . have a weird house here. The main living quarters are on the 2nd floor. Kitchen and bath included. We're going to put the kitchen downstairs, open concept kinda ...I want to pain the upstairs once we turn it into a loft ..and I LOVE the dark colours ...
something else may strike my fancy, but maroon and hunter have always been a favourite.

In my old house I had a hunter green dining room with border paper about 8" from the ceiling, the pattern was Mennonite Quilts, all different patterns, lots of burgandy/maroon and green ... oh I miss that :)
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:26 PM
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11. I recently painted my bedroom a Chinese red
a real bad-ass red color. My apartment used to be a nice green, and the kitchen was gold (the main room), but last year I had a fire and the damage was extensive and the restorators painted everything an off white.
My bedroom had to have a little more flava, so I went with Chinese red
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:31 PM
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15. That sounds very nice. I like red.
:hi:
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Mrs_Beastman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:27 PM
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12. You have to agree it is better then the kitchens
full of either ducks, cows, or apple motifs :eyes:

By the way...I remember you mentioned in a thread awhile back that most of the houses you appraise are fore-closers(is that the right word?). What do you think the % is?
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:33 PM
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16. I had a really bad week, where I did 7 foreclosures in a span of 3
days. :( Rates are up about 50% nationwide, with Michigan coming in at about 56% the last time I spoke with a loan officer about it. :(
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Mrs_Beastman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:41 PM
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19. Sorry to hijack...so let me tell you our colors....
periwinkle in the living room, dark blue in the dining room. Mocha, black and chrome in the kitchen and hallway. pale yellow and olive green in the bedroom(real b*Itch finding olive green and not hunter green, btw ;) and really bright green in the den and the bathroom a funky Orange-brown faux finish that looks like weathered stone.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:29 PM
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13. ah fooie
I have a dark forest green paint on my bedroom walls - I didn't think it was a bad thing :cry:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 04:34 PM
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17. That's not a bad thing. I have moss green walls. It's when people
do their entire home in that hunter green/maroon thing. I've seen them carry it through all 10 rooms sometimes. :hi:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 05:05 PM
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20. Very dark paint throughout the entire place could become depressing.
I know the look you're talking about. It was nice for a while.

Wasn't there a dove gray period before that ? I believe it was combined with glass shelving and tables :shrug:

:hi:
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