The house where I work was built in the 1850’s and was known variously as Tivoli and Marble Hall. The center hall has a black and white diamond patterned marble floor, the original white wainscoting and rather hideous beige walls.
We received a grant to do some restoration work on the hall, which will include painting the walls. My job is to pick out the colour to use. Since the hall is north-facing, we want something that’s not too dark, and since the house is listed on the National Register, we want to do something that works with the building.
I have some paint samples that I am putting onto pieces of tagboard so we can hang them and see how the colours react to the light during the day. One of the colours that I really like and that I think might go well with the black and white marble, and the white wainscoting is Silver Sage, Restoration Hardware’s best-selling colour. In some lights, it look very grey and in others it’s got a green cast.
I am also thinking of a very pale pink or purple. Any suggestions?