Dining Room Entryway

Four Paint Color Options For My Buffet

After working on my niece’s bedroom for five days straight (24 hours just over Monday and Tuesday alone), I woke up so sore and exhausted yesterday that I decided I needed to give myself a one-day break from building.  I wanted to do something fun and relaxing, like paint my buffet, but by the time I got my tired and achy bones to Home Depot to pick out a paint color, it was already 3:00 or so in the afternoon.  And on top of that, for the life of me, I couldn’t pick out a paint color.  Here’s the buffet I’m working with…

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I have the vision of how I want that entryway wall to look.  It includes wainscoting painted in my favorite white (Behr’s Polar Bear) with a twist (more on that to come, but the whole wall will still be light and bright), with the buffet in front of it painted in a bold, bright, warm color.  (I’m stepping out of my blue and green rut! 😀 )  But I just can’t seem to decide exactly what that color should be.

In the rest of the room will be black and white horizontal striped draperies (yep, I decided to put my stripes on the windows!), black dining table, end dining chairs with solid green on front and floral fabric on back, side dining chairs in white slipcovers with green accents, and a neutral and textural jute rug.  On either side of this buffet will sit my favorite upholstered chairs covered in solid black with white piping.

I tacked my bright floral fabric to the entryway wall behind the buffet, even though this fabric will actually be clear across the room on two of the dining chairs.  So the paint color doesn’t really need to match the fabric, but I would definitely like for it to complement the fabric.  And then I painted samples of the four paint colors I selected right onto the top of the buffet.  I’ve narrowed it down to these four.

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These paint colors are all Behr, and the names are:

  1. Hibiscus Flower
  2. Whip Lash
  3. Sensuous
  4. No More Drama

Hibiscus Flower is one of my two favorites, I think.  But then again, I think I change my mind every time I walk by this buffet and stop to look at the colors.  At some angles, it kind of looks “muddy” to me, and I want this buffet bold and bright.

Behr Hibiscus Flower

Whip Lash scares me a bit, because it almost has a fluorescent quality about it.  I want bright, but I almost think this one is too bright.  But maybe not!  I’m still open.

Behr Whip Lash

Out of the four, Sensuous matches my fabric the best, but it’s my least favorite.  It’s bordering on purple, and colors in the medium to light purple family are my absolute least favorite colors.  For some reason it doesn’t bother me in the fabric, but painted on an entire buffet would be entirely too much for me.  So I think I’ve ruled this one out.

Behr Sensuous

Just judging by the colors alone, No More Drama is my favorite.  But as far as fitting into my vision for this room, I don’t know that this is it.  It’s more of a truer red (just a slight touch on the pink side of red, but not much), and I just don’t know that red is what I had in mind.

Behr No More Drama

So those are the options, probably with #3 Sensuous ruled out.  So it’s down to #1 Hibiscus Flower, #2 Whip Lash, and #4 No More Drama.

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Any thoughts or opinions?  🙂



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    Jamie
    July 30, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I really like #2 Whip Lash. It looks the best with that fabric and it seems like it really brightens up that corner. The others look too muddy in comparison.

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      Kelly
      July 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

      I vote for #2!!!!! It’s bright and cheery and a deep color at the same time. 1, 3 too pinky and # 4 too red. I also agree you should LOVE the color so if you are not sure, go get more samples 🙂

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      Carswell
      July 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Me too. Definitely #2, no question. It’s the clearest and brightest colour. Yeah, it’s pretty screamy when you look at it against the other swatches but it will look spectacular when it’s done.

      The others will look muddy or chalky against the black chairs and white wainscotting. Think how the natural linen was looking against your other fabric choices you were contemplating for your curtains or the beige stripes looked in those rugs.

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        Melissa
        July 30, 2015 at 10:58 am

        I have to agree, as soon as I saw the samples #2 was the clear frontrunner in my mind. its so bold, paired with the beautiful pony wall, black custom doors with birdy handles, and the bold color in the kitchen it just really creates a bold cohesive flow in my mind. I actually think #4 might work too, but Whip Lash is the best in my opinion!

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      Lauren P
      July 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

      I’m a lover of bright colors, so I’m enthralled with what you’re doing with this space! I would definitely go with #2 as well. You’re brave with colors, and I totally think you could pull it off (plus, we all know you’re a super-pro about repainting something if you don’t care for it the first time.) The other pinks do look a bit muddy to me, and my first thought when I saw the line up was that the red seemed a little too “country” or barn red for your colorful plans. If the slightly fluorescent factor to #2 keeps bothering you, maybe you could go look again for something in that range that is just a hair less noisy. A coral pink buffet. You are living my dream! ;D

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      Karen
      July 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      #2 for sure!!!!!! POW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    GeorgiaGlamazon
    July 30, 2015 at 9:03 am

    It may be less bright in the photo, but Whiplash would be my choice. It really makes all the yellows and greens in the fabric pop, and I think it would compliment your bright green.

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    Susan
    July 30, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Dark red and green may verge into Christmas territory. Have you considered a happy yellow for the buffet?

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      Kristi Linauer
      July 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

      That’s what I was thinking with the darker red color. Definitely not what I want. I’m really determined to stick in the red/pink range, though. I’ll bring in some yellows elsewhere in the room.

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        irene alack
        July 30, 2015 at 10:27 am

        I think you need to try some other colors too beside the reds .
        what about a green pulled from green chairs in dining room or from your floral fabric. Even staying with the black to tying in with dining table . I worry about too much going on .too many pops of colors here and there.
        it is looking good

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    Jeanne A.
    July 30, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Love the buffet. Since none of the four colors feel ‘just right’ to you, maybe you should just get more samples. It’s a big piece and you should just LOVE the color, not try to make it work.

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      Linda K
      July 30, 2015 at 10:37 am

      That’s what I was thinking too- Sensuous isn’t “right” but it is my favorite simply because it is the pinkest on my monitor and that’s what I’d go with- a bright fuchsia but not one that is this blue/purple. I do like the brightness of Whip Lash, however.

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    Molly
    July 30, 2015 at 9:17 am

    #2 – It’s so nice and bright which will look great as people first walk into your home plus it feels the most in-line with the design of your entry way. You make me want to repaint my buffet (which is currently yellow) 🙂

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    Cate
    July 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I love #4 (darker and more grounding)….I really feel #2 is too bright and #3 reminds me of a little girls dresser. I can’t wait what you decide to do, and I am waiting patiently to see this room finished…it is going to be gorgeous!!!

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      Cathy
      July 30, 2015 at 9:52 am

      #4 is my favorite, too – for the same reason.

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        Terrie
        July 30, 2015 at 10:18 am

        Me, too. I just love #4 especially because it is a strong red color.

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          kimberly
          July 30, 2015 at 11:36 am

          I vote #4 too!

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            Connie K.
            July 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm

            I like #4 too.

            • Colleen
              July 30, 2015 at 3:01 pm

              Count me in on #4 too!

            • Jan
              July 31, 2015 at 5:06 am

              Me too. # 4 would make that buffet look spectacular.

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          JB
          July 31, 2015 at 8:48 am

          Agreed. #4 is gorgeous and actually looks really great with your fabric. How sexy would that buffet be covered in dark red paint?!?!?

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      Paula
      July 30, 2015 at 11:14 am

      #4 would be my pick, too. I know it’s hard to know the true color from a picture, but my thought is that with a light background that red may read brighter.

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      Jacqui
      July 30, 2015 at 11:21 am

      I went with 4 right away. Even though its tough to tell over the internet. It really makes it a solid piece of furniture. And if its ever moved away from that fabric, It seems it could stand on its own with that color. I also think it works well with the color pallets you tend to go for, even if you don’t usually go for red. Its not TOO red that, if you put it with the greens you loved, you’d end up with a Christmas theme. 🙂

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      Wendi Sivers
      July 30, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      4

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      Donna
      July 30, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      I also choose #4 as my favorite. The other colors don’t “feel” right, but #4 feels just right to me.

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        janpartist
        July 31, 2015 at 10:44 am

        #4 has a depth and richness to it. I vote no more drama. Personally I know colors distort on line but it appears to be the only match to me.

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    Cate
    July 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I love #4 (darker and more grounding) and I like #1 as well….I really feel #2 is too bright and #3 reminds me of a little girls dresser. I can’t wait what you decide to do, and I am waiting patiently to see this room finished…it is going to be gorgeous!!!

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    Lisa
    July 30, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I LOVE the POP that 2 would bring to a room with lots of black and white! 🙂 number 1 is definitely too blah and 3 is mauvy. 2 or 4 from me! 🙂

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    Andrea
    July 30, 2015 at 9:23 am

    #2! It will be and fun and colorful room, it can totally handle a little whip lash.
    #4 is a safer bold color, so that’s my second choice.
    #1 is a little too muted, at least on my screen.
    I love what you are doing with your home, and I love that you aren’t afraid of color! I look forward to seeing it all come together no matter what you decide.

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    casandra
    July 30, 2015 at 9:26 am

    #2. Bright and cheery. And more like a true coral which I think it a great “pop”-y color

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    Karen
    July 30, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I thought you were going for more of a hot pink. 4 is too red and 1 is too grandma.

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    Rachelle
    July 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I’m wondering if your innate creativity might help. You’ve got 4 colors that are both similar but different, and you obviously like to play with color, so why not whip up your own color?
    I would spend a couple of hours doing that and see what you came up with.

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      Kristi Linauer
      July 30, 2015 at 9:32 am

      I actually considered doing that last night, but was too tired. 🙂 I might play around with some colors today. I really like Whip Lash, but if I could tone it down just a touch (not much, but just a little) or give it a deeper, richer look, maybe by mixing one of the other colors in there, it might be just right! I think I’ll try it.

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        Melissa
        July 30, 2015 at 10:36 am

        I would mix #2 and #4. Honestly, I think that color would be perfect! #1 and #3 seem muddy. Good luck!

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    Nissa
    July 30, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Love #2 Whiplash… it would be a beautiful punch of color in your room!

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    Arli
    July 30, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Have you tried to mix 1 and 2 for a custom color? Perhaps that is the answer if none of the stock colors ate exactly what you want.

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    Kristi C
    July 30, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Boy none of those are speaking to me, but of what you described for your room, I’d pick #2 Whiplash. Or try a new batch of swatches. Sorry!

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    Teresa Harrison
    July 30, 2015 at 9:35 am

    #2 is my first choice and 4 second.

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    Tonya
    July 30, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I immediately went to #1 & #4. However after looking at your fabric, I wonder how the light but bright green in your fabric would tie it all together. I know you said you were trying to get away from green or blue but the yellow green in the fabric is really pretty.

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    char
    July 30, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I looked at the first picture of all four samples together and #4 immediately spoke to me. The color looks rich and elegant. A great pop of color for the room. Eye catching but a little more restrained, less obvious.

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      Aly
      July 30, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Totally agree with #4 – it jumped out at me as being bold and elegant. It would look striking with the black and white chairs and the black/white curtains in my opinion. Whatever you choose will be amazing!

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    Cassie
    July 30, 2015 at 9:40 am

    First choice #4 and second choice #2.

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    lindsay
    July 30, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Definitely 2!!

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    Len Williams Carver
    July 30, 2015 at 9:41 am

    #1 Hibiscus Flower !
    I love the bit of muted color yet bright enough to give that POP your looking for. #4 is too Christmasy, #2 is too “orangy” on my screen and #3 is too girly girl pink ( would fit in your nieces room). IMHO anything too bright would be jarring to someone just walking into your home. I am sure whatever you do will definitely be perfect for you.

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    Mrs Mike
    July 30, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I was immediately drawn to 1, but I would agree, it is a bit muddy in tone. 2 would be my vote then as 4 is just too red, although a lovely color. I love the suggestion others have had of mixing a bit of 1 into 2 to tone it down a smidge 🙂

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    Naomi Williams
    July 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I vote for anything BUT whiplash.

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    Robin
    July 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

    #2 Whiplash is my favorite. It was first to catch my eye.

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    Kelsey
    July 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

    #2- Whiplash!! It is bright, but I think it will really make a statement 🙂 . #4 No More Drama would be my runner up

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    Ellen T.
    July 30, 2015 at 9:45 am

    My eyes went right to #2. I think it picks up the same tone in the painting.

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    Betsy
    July 30, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I like 1 and 4, with #1 being my favorite. As much as I like #4, I think the brighter colors can sometimes look too “primary” and mor suited for a child’s room. That being said, there’s an exception to every rule and it’s only paint, so go with your gut and see how you like it!

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    Madeline
    July 30, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I LOVE # 4!!!!!!

    But I have another suggestion. Have you seen Velvety Merlot by Behr. I don’t know how to post a picture…but here is a link: http://www.behr.com/consumer/ColorDetailView/PMD-43

    The link makes it little subdued but may give you an idea of what it may look like. This is the color on my dining room walls and rich and red but subdued at the same time. You need to see in person…. but Velvety Merlot is my absolute favorite color throughout my whole house.

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      Madeline
      July 30, 2015 at 10:01 am

      LOL…I didn’t mean to say that I have it throughout my whole house. I meant that its my favorite color from all of the colors that I have throughout my house. I guess I got a little giddy talking about Velvety Merlot…which I knew how post a pic of my dining room. 🙂

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    Sandra
    July 30, 2015 at 9:47 am

    #4 seems just right to me, but #2 would be me second choice.

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    Julie R.
    July 30, 2015 at 9:50 am

    #1 Hibiscus Flower. I think it’s close enough to the pink in the fabric, but still bright & coral-y.

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    Lori Ball
    July 30, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Whiplash is my favorite! It is bold & playful!!!

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    cindy
    July 30, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I’m partial to #4, No More Drama. But I’m also getting ready to paint my hutch a similar color and that could be why. Just out of curiosity, what type of paint will you be using to paint the hutch? What will hold up best?

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      Kristi Linauer
      July 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Oil-based paint is more durable, but I plan to use Behr latex in a satin finish. I might put a couple of coats of water-based poly on top for added durability.

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      Justin
      July 30, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      When I did our red cabinet, I used a satin-finish latex paint (because the guy at the paint counter recommended having at least *some* enamel in it for durability), but I wasn’t happy with the durability when I was done. I decided to try out a clear wax finish–just the plain Minwax stuff the guy at the counter kept referring to as “bowling alley wax,” not anything trendy like the ones made by Annie Sloan. I was very impressed with the durability once it cured and because I hand-buffed it, it didn’t change the texture much. We have a 3 year old child and she’s yet to scratch the paint.

      My father used the same product over a few coats of lightly-sanded polyurethane on a stained maple piece and then buffed it with a drill-attachment buff wheel and you’d swear it was done by a professional furniture maker. It’s a little glossier than the hand-buff, but not anything like high-gloss poly.

      My only complaint is that it does smell for quite awhile after you finish. Takes a couple of weeks, if not months, for that oily smell to wear off.

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    Deb
    July 30, 2015 at 9:53 am

    # 2 whiplash. Maybe leave some of the wood showing some where?

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    Laura
    July 30, 2015 at 9:53 am

    #4! Or navy. Which, then again, navy may clash with the black.

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    Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely
    July 30, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Hmmmm. I feel like you may need at least a couple more samples from the sound of things. My feelings are that out of these four that #1 is my favorite, but I don’t think the color is vibrant enough (you call it muddy, but yes, not saturated enough.) If I were you, I’d try and find a color like #1 but more saturated.

    I saw this cute pink sideboard painted Salmon Pink. Might it be more what you’re going for? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IkEKmYo_ygQ/UaXocoV0w4I/AAAAAAAADdc/E3TUKqPbBZI/s640/vintage+nursery+13.jpg

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      Lisa E
      July 30, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Krisi, I love the example Ann Marie provided as that is more the color (like a raspberry) that I thought you were going for and is my favorite.. As for the samples shown, I thought 4 was too red, 3, too, meh. #2 is the one that kept getting my attention, #1 second, but kind of bland comparatively.

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      Kristi Linauer
      July 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Love that color!! I might want something a slight bit more to the pink/red side. But that’s a good starting point.

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    Deb
    July 30, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Just had another thought. Rather than putting your fabric next to the bureau, put a sample of what the wall will look like behind/above it. That’s going to change your take on what color looks the best. Whiplash looks the best with the busy fabric, but if you have stripped walls and a lot of white it might be too bold and #1 or #4 might work better.

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    Em
    July 30, 2015 at 9:55 am

    #4 was my favorite red, but after taking lots of pictures that don’t quite capture the precision of colors, I’m sure your very judicious eye will help you make another spot-on decision. (And let’s be honest…I can’t even make decisions for my OWN house, lol )

    I think you’re answer lies in the green vinyl. Because the buffet is a backdrop to your chairs, which color will “play nicest” with the green (a question I’m sure you’ve already asked yourself)?

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    Julie
    July 30, 2015 at 9:56 am

    For me, it’s #4, but I have a slight obsession with a nice dark red. It’s bold, without being garish. A true red, but a smidgen on the cooler side, without reading as pink or purple. It’s by far my favorite of this lot.

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    mEL
    July 30, 2015 at 9:56 am

    #2! How fun is that color!? I think once it cures it will tone down some of the fluorescent quality, plus you are going to have stuff on it (I assume), which will take it down slightly too.

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    Angela J Herrington
    July 30, 2015 at 9:58 am

    What about Whip Lash with a top layer of something else? That way you could tweak it just the way you want 🙂 I also wonder how it would look in next to the green in your kitchen. I think it would be awesome 🙂

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    Vicki
    July 30, 2015 at 9:59 am

    It seems like these colors with that beautiful fabric might be too much. Did you consider black? Black would be more grounding and would look good with the kitchen.

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      Kristi Linauer
      July 30, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      My dining table will be black, my front door is black, my draperies will have large black stripes, and the upholstered chairs on either side of the buffet will be black. I don’t think I need more black. I need color. 🙂

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    Laurie
    July 30, 2015 at 9:59 am

    No more drama would be my pick. I also love how your niece’s room is coming along. She’ll love it.

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    Julie
    July 30, 2015 at 10:01 am

    # 2 or 4 are my favorites. For my husband’s sake, I’d probably end up with # 4. It also adds the most pop.

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    Justin
    July 30, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I know you don’t care if it matches perfectly or not, but have you considered having them just color-match it out of the fabric for convenience? The scanner they use only needs a spot about the size of a penny, so you can get really specific. I did this when we painted my daughter’s nursery. We had some Animal print drapes with a taupe background and I wanted to match the taupe exactly without having to wade through hundreds of shades of taupe and eyeballing them. I just brought the curtain in and they scanned it.

    Also, I know you’re nearly and expert at painting furniture, but I highly recommend spraying it if you’re going to use red. Red is so hard to make non-blotchy with a brush and takes way more coats than you’d think are necessary. When I painted our red cabinet, I finally gave up after 3+ coats and used the Ball Jar sprayer and it went MUCH faster. I imagine floetrol will help too.

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    Sherilan
    July 30, 2015 at 10:02 am

    I like #1 the best

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    Marie W
    July 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Whiplash! Love it.

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    Bonnie
    July 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I like#4. I think it grounds the other colors and it will be a supporting piece to balance out the boldness of the fabrics amd living rook

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    Karen Hackett
    July 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I think #2 meets your requirements best, but I would try mixing #1 and #2 to see what color that makes. When I let me eyes lose focus on the two side-by-side, I see a pretty cool color. CAN’T HURT TO TRY? You already have the samples.

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    Jessica I
    July 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Sadly, I am an oddball. I like #3. Ha! Then again, I also think you should go for orange in your fabric. I think the red/pink would look too christmas/girlie to me. A pop of orange over there and maybe some pink/red lumbar pillows on your black and white chairs.

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    Kim
    July 30, 2015 at 10:04 am

    #2. Only choice!

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    Marci
    July 30, 2015 at 10:04 am

    I’m drawn to #4 with second choice #2.

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    Laura
    July 30, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I like 2…it is going to be a bold piece in any of those colors and that one, to my eye on my phone, captures the boldness and fun of the fabric. It is hard to tell but would a coral work? I have seen one or two buffets in coral and it is lovely!

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    Trina
    July 30, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I love #4 with #1 a close second. I also love the idea of you blending and finding your just right color for yourself. There have been plenty of comments about it looking Christmasy but red is the perfect compliment to green and I don’t think that it will come off as Christmasy in the least with the patterns, black and white and the stripes. Also the darker grounded color of #4 will be great for accessorizing. It will be a pop of color without necessarily competing. Good luck and I’m sure whatever you decide on will be just right. It is what makes you happy that counts.

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    Katherine Leighty
    July 30, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I think are looking for a color like #4 but a little less blue to it….the problem with me making any choice is what my monitor or iPad will show as color…..my choice would be 4 at this time though! Reasoning? Potentially going better with other patterns better than the other colors….can be uplifting and fun but also more elegant….have fun!

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    Pat Wilson
    July 30, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Black or # 2.

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    Dee Miles
    July 30, 2015 at 10:11 am

    #4 seems the most versatile. #1 would be my second choice.

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    Linda
    July 30, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Number 1 is my favorite!

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    Michelle
    July 30, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I like #1 for the base and main part….but I think I like the idea of a striped top! That’s crazy for me but when I saw all the paint samples, I just thought, hey that’s cool! Esp if the colors were not super different, just different enough!

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    Hallie
    July 30, 2015 at 10:12 am

    #4 first choice, but I hear you regarding the red v. pink look

    #s 1&3 look muddy here, as you mentioned.

    I didn’t like 2 at first but now I’m thinking that 4 & 2 pack the best punch.

    I look forward to seeing your custom paint blends.

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    katy
    July 30, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I like 1 & 3, but I found when trying to decide on paint colors, having the sample colors touching each other can warp how I view the individual colors. If the buffet is going to be in front of white wainscotting, maybe try painting a 1 inch strip of your white Polar Bear between each sample. It will allow you to view each color against it’s future back drop and not against another sample color that won’t be in the final room.

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    Kay Mc
    July 30, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Of these four choices I’m loving #2. I think it would be beautiful! However, I’m also a fan of the color orange and I see shades of orange in the fabric so was wondering what orange might look like on it or a pink that leans towards orange? Orange would also go beautifully with the green fabric you’ve chosen for the curtain trim. It’s just a thought! 🙂 Here’s one that was painted orange. http://www.designmegillah.com/2013/03/new-dining-room-buffet.html

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    Darcel
    July 30, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Whiplash for sure. I do like No More Drama, but Whiplash would look so great with the floral fabric and black and white striped curtains.

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    WandaNTexas
    July 30, 2015 at 10:22 am

    You could always do an hombre paint technique, with the darkest red to ground it at the bottom, and then adding the other colors towards the top. I love the dark red and have seen some fabulous painted pieces in a that color of red. I know whatever you choose will look awesome and I can’t wait to see it. I have to hand it to you Kristi, you are fearless when it comes to building and color, and you rock!

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    Kathy Plettenberg
    July 30, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Oh, Kristi – I wonder – is there something in the water in Waco? So much creativity there! And I have to say – I lurk a lot, but I am a huge fan, and constantly impressed by the sheer volume of work you knock out on a regular basis. Just wow.

    As for your color question, I love saturated color. #4 does it for me. And as far as it seeming “Christmas-y”, frankly, I used to have a green, red, black, and white kitchen, and I loved after-Christmas sales, because I could pick up pretty linens and other things that would work in my kitchen for little to nothing.

    I also think that the idea someone else shared about taking your fabric and having it custom color-matched is fab.

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    Bobby
    July 30, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Kristi,

    How about something with a little less drama? The fabric is beautiful and lines of the buffet are stunning! I suggest something more subtle for the buffet allowing the vibrant fabric and beautiful lines of the buffet speak for themselves. If you paint the buffet a bold color, it could end up competing with everything else that will be going in the room. A few suggestions for you…

    http://www.burlapandlaceblog.com/2013/01/gold-dipped-tv-console.html

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/130154183/portfolio-gold-detail-french-provincial?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

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    Syble McCleskey
    July 30, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I would like to see them against the wall color as opposed to the fabric. I’m liking #2 and #3. With the black and white stripes, florals and bright colors, it is looking very Dorthey Draper to me and I love her work. You might want to take another look at some of her work. And a lot depends on what you do to the upper wall. I love the direction this going.

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    Colette
    July 30, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Thinking about the other accents you will have in the room, (the stripes, the black and white, etc) I would continue with the bold theme and choose #4. Anything else might look wishy-washy against all that drama.

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    Becky Warner
    July 30, 2015 at 10:32 am

    I love #4, No More Drama!

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    Kim
    July 30, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I know what we see on our computer screens isn’t always accurate, but from what I’m seeing, I vote for #2! It’s bright, not muddy and seems to work best with the fabric.

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    Theresa
    July 30, 2015 at 10:51 am

    1 and 3 look muddy in the pictures. Maybe they’re not in real life. 2 and 4 look more crisp/clear (less muddy), but don’t seem pink enough. They both seem too orange. I was thinking you wanted a strong, clear/crisp red pink. I think you need a pink with bluer undertones. My two cents!

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    BeckiB
    July 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

    #2

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    Brenda
    July 30, 2015 at 10:53 am

    My first thought was hibiscus if you wanted a more muted color and definitely whip lash. It is shocking but in a good way. If you are going to be bold be BOLD.

    Best wishes!

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    KvK
    July 30, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Throwing in my vote for Whiplash!

    Someone mentioned allowing some wood grain to show through. Wondering if you’ve considered a colored stain. Bethany at sawdust & embryos recently used unicorn spit’s fuchsia in a project, and I’m wondering if it could achieve your goals for the buffet.
    Product link:
    http://www.unicornspit.com
    Project link:
    http://www.sawdustandembryos.com/2015/07/one-board-challenge-geometric-art.html

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    Lisa
    July 30, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Number 4- hands down!!!! Having said that, what about the green? I think that would pull many of your rooms together. Just a thought! 🙂

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    Karen
    July 30, 2015 at 10:57 am

    #4…I’m guessing we don’t really see what you are seeing, but #4 appears to be such a rich color….my choice anyway!

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    Tara C
    July 30, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Number 1 or Number 4

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    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    July 30, 2015 at 11:05 am

    #1 and #2 I lean towards the most. But really I think a popped up shade of #1 would be perfect. And YES! you are going the right direction. A magazine worthy look for sure. 😉

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    Marcia
    July 30, 2015 at 11:07 am

    #4 – rich-lush

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    Susie
    July 30, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I vote Whip Lash! It seems to fit your vision for the space perfectly.

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    Cheryl Smith-Bell
    July 30, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Well if it was me. I like 4 best, but you could go with 2, and if it was to bright, rub stain on it and antique it very easy, to tone it down! Just my 2 cents!
    Can’t wait to see how you go!
    I am a redder the better person, don’t do pink, if I can help it.
    Peachy is much better than pink for me.

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    pat
    July 30, 2015 at 11:18 am

    my first choice was #4, then I read your statement , that you wanted bright, then for me it would be #2

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    Arlie
    July 30, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I know you are stepping out of your usual blue/green, but Annie Sloan Aubusson blue is certainly a beautiful color and would go lovely with that fabric if you reconsider.

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    Linda J
    July 30, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I was immediately attracted to #4. I pondered each one carefully, and still like #4 best considering all the other products you outlined.

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    Paula
    July 30, 2015 at 11:21 am

    You need drama girl—go for #4.

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    pat licek
    July 30, 2015 at 11:22 am

    my first choice was #4, then i read your statement about wanting it bright, so then I would say #2

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    Maureen Steele
    July 30, 2015 at 11:23 am

    all pretty shades, but I’d love to see something more tangerine or orange to avoid too much Christmas or primary school shades. painting it is a genius idea for a pop of colour as people enter your home.

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    Guerrina
    July 30, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Hmmmm … I think you need a few more samples! As I think of 1 & 3 with solid black chairs, I feel they would end up too pink and #2 would be fluorescent! #4 is nice and would “do”. However, you didn’t say any of them “grabbed” you! None of them were the “it” color for you. I was wondering if there is a citron or chartreuse or yellow that could be drawn from the fabric. They always seem to look awesome with black as well as white and aren’t designated for any holiday, but can be used for any you choose to decorate for. I don’t know that your “blue/green rut” is actually a rut!

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    Sandy Poole
    July 30, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Well as soon as I looked at the paint samples I liked #4 the best. I think it has a rich but bright colorful feel for that kind of furniture…Well I know what ever you do it will be beautiful!

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    Barb
    July 30, 2015 at 11:36 am

    #4. No more drama

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    Lisa Broussard Januska
    July 30, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Really like #2 Whip Lash….plus it has a cool name, bwahahaaaa!

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    sue2
    July 30, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I agree with those who say to do your wall before making the final choice since it sounds as though you have your mind made up on that part. I’m not really over the moon about any of these paint swatches, but my iPad monitor keeps me from knowing for sure what they truly look like. In the end, I would more than likely go with a more medium to deep pink-ish (raspberry buffett:) and stay away from anything that speaks orange. I would have to know your plan for the wall before committing an exact color but believe it will balance out nicely with the cheery colors of your dining area. I have a pretty good idea of the over all look you want from the inspiration photos you’ve shared all along and I’m love’n it!

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    Lori
    July 30, 2015 at 11:46 am

    #4 The others would work, but #4 is the “classiest” color; you have made your house so simply classy, hence, making #4 my choice.

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    Vanessa
    July 30, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I like #2, Whiplash, even though I think you are spot on in detecting that fluorescent hint. I agree with the poster who said nothing seemed to “grab” you. And you’ve kinda spoiled us. That’s what we expect from you…unerring passion in your choices! But whatever you decide, it will be spectacular and perfect. I always love your attention to meticulous detail in all you do. Does this quality drive your husband crazy (like mine)? You are a woman after my own heart. Blessings!

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    Lysa
    July 30, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I’m still hanging on for a rich pop of Burgundy – more like Behr’s Diva Glam or Glitterati. 🙂

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    meghan
    July 30, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Knowing all of the samples you have coordinate with the material and that the material and the buffet won’t be directly next to each other. I would move the fabric to a different spot away from the material and see if you opinion of the colour changes. Right next to the fabric I would choose #2 because it is bright and it stands out directly next to the material. However, if the fabric is away from the buffet the brightest option may be too bright and take away from everything else in the room. Your opinion may not change but it gives it new perspective.

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    Tina
    July 30, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Definitely veering toward #2.

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    Tina
    July 30, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I have almost the same exact buffet. It was my Mom’s. Have painted my chairs, but never got the courage to paint the buffet. Can’t wait to see what you do with yours so I can get some ideas and perhaps follow suit. I really do like #2 though.

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    Corisa
    July 30, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I vote #1!! Not too bright, not too red. I’m not a fan of red, black and white all together.

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    Donna Levi
    July 30, 2015 at 11:56 am

    #1

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    Peggy Raymer
    July 30, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I think tone wise, at least on my monitor i would choose 1 or 4. However, maybe mixing two of them together will give you exactly what you want. Good luck :0)

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    Mary
    July 30, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I prefer #1 – I believe it will look less “muddy” once it is up against the Polar Bear (maybe you should paint a swatch on the wall behind the buffet to see??

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    Judy Haley
    July 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Another vote for #2 — Whip Lash. Easily my favorite

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    skye
    July 30, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    No More Drama!
    Bold, yet classic and grown up-ish.

    And if you finish the room and think it needs to be something different, paint it! HA!

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    Betty
    July 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    #2

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    Judy
    July 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    #4 is definitely my favorite! I agree with Lori, the red is the classiest! Maybe shadowed with a little black around the edges?

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    Deanna
    July 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm

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    Julia
    July 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I vote for Whiplash! Easily my favorite! Go bold on this one…it will make a powerful statement. And don’t overthink it. Paint can easily be redone. 😉

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    Deanna
    July 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I’d Go with #1. The other three are too red, bright and too pink looking.

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    Laniece
    July 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    #2 = Favorite. On my computer it looks like it would look great flanked by the black and white chairs.
    #1 = Close second. It seems like you want something bolder than this. But, to me this is gorgeous, too.
    #3 = Meh. My favorite color is pink. But, this might look too “high school girl’s bedroom” if painted on that buffet.
    #4 = Ick. This just looks boring to me. And, WAY too safe. And, it looks like you might as well have just bought cherry wood furniture. Just not enough personality IMHO.

    No matter what, if you hate it…you can always repaint. 🙂 How fun!!! Your home is going to be gorgeous!!!

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    Mary Jo Bonds
    July 30, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    If you can read down this far, I choose #1. Not bright, not blah. And depending what you put on it for accessories, I think it would not over power anything. I just like it

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    Diane
    July 30, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I’m thinking #1 best matches your criteria. #2 (although obviously popular) seems too neon. #4 seems so dark that it will not be the focal point you desire.

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    Carmen
    July 30, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Opinions are ike earlobes – everyboday’s got at least one! Browsing thru these comments would overwhelm me worse than picking out the paint color. Though my favorite color (since you asked!) is #4, YOU have to live with it. I would highly consider the style of the furniture piece as you decide. Traditional furniture painted in whimsical colors always screams DIYer with an itch to be “different”…but isn’t.

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    Cheryl
    July 30, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    #2 – the others are just too dull and muddy looking. BTW the word muddy came to my mind before I even read it in your post above!

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    Bren
    July 30, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Love the richness of #4. Perhaps you could do a basecoat of black, then add the red, and do a very slight amount of distressing to show a small amoujnt of the black. I’m talking very very minimal distressing–just enouigh to pull out a small amount of black to tie in with the other black in the room, yet keep a classy look to the piece.

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    Sheri
    July 30, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    #2 is the only color that looks bright to me. Maybe you could tone it down with a glaze since you are thinking of using poly over it.

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    Cindy
    July 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Have you thought about trying some orange red/ dark melon . That seems to be in the fabric and it looks so god with black . If you wanted to introduce yellow it would be complimentary . Italy not be your first choice but joy might be surprised that you like it .

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    Jeana
    July 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I just think #4 would look so striking with the black and white chairs.

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    jane
    July 30, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    #2 for sure…………or add a bit of #4 to make it richer.

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    Debbie
    July 30, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I say #4!

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    Cindy
    July 30, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I’m very picky about colors I allow in my house and I ALWAYS have the paint store list out the tints in any color I’m considering. I like lots of light and color and don’t usually want black in wall paint so I always check for it. Also, it can be interesting to find out what makes up a color. I once painted a room in Sherwin Williams Urban Putty. It’s a tan/camel color. It was made of a combination of gold and magenta. It sure doesn’t read that on the walls! I would suggest that you ask at Home Depot if they would tell you what tints and how much of each goes into each color. Basically, you’ll be getting the color ‘recipe’. That may help you decide.

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    MARIA
    July 30, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    #4!!

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    Missy
    July 30, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    #2 and #4 are my favs! Maybe if you mix them, it would be less loud and not as dark, a perfect combo!

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      Debbie
      July 31, 2015 at 7:57 am

      I was going to suggest that too! If I’m not sold on any one color, I tend to mix two in order to get the custom color I want.

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    Susan
    July 30, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I think it should be a color that doesn’t match.http://www.houzz.com/discussions/3220807#15469091
    I think it should be like this Johathon Adler Tray. Hot pink! No matchy matchy here but pow here.

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    Colleen F
    July 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I like #4, it looks rich and saturated and clean, on my screen anyway.

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    Paige
    July 30, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    #1 and #4 are my favorites. People have commented about slightly toning down #2 but what about brightening up #1 with a high gloss paint?

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    barb
    July 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I like #2 🙂

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    barb
    July 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I like #2

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    Susan
    July 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    http://www.houzz.com/discussions/3220807#15469091
    Something like this color or the pink sofa!

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    PML
    July 30, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I didn’t read the other comments so this might be repeat. I think you should put these things next to your kitchen cupboards and see which paint color helps compliment them. Maybe a silly idea and overthinking it, but I always dream of every room in my house kinda subtly coordinating together even if the items aren’t in view simultaneously.

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    Debbie
    July 30, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    RED! I love red! Maybe not this particular shade, but a rich red would be beautiful. Number 2 scares me too, & numbers 1 & 3 are too “girly pink” for my taste! Paint on, Kristie!

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    Chelle Ellis
    July 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    1

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    Susan
    July 30, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Hibiscus Flower is my choice. I love the second one, too, but just think it may be too much brightness on a large piece of furniture.

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    Shari Hamilton
    July 30, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I like 1 and 4 the best. Particularly 1.

    Thank you for sharing your visions and adventures!

    Shari

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    Eileen
    July 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    No More Drama!! I love it. Bold and elegant!!

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    Suzanne
    July 30, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Honestly now are grabbing me. Either a beautiful salmon or a more vibrant raspberry would be my choice. I am drawn toward the greens in the print too, especially the lime.

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    claudia
    July 30, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I think #2 is the most logical choice. It seems to pick up a tropical vibe and will work well with the fabric chosen, your drapes and play nicely off your green cabinets.

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    Colleen
    July 30, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Love whiplash! So pretty, subdue but bold. I am not into pinks/raspberries/burgundies, but like the color of number 2-whiplash.

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    Theresa
    July 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I say go bold. #2. However, I still like the idea of a raspberry color like the one on this link.

    http://www.betterafter.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/magenta-dresser.jpg

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      Karen H
      July 30, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Yes! This raspberry color would look fabulous and give Kristi that pop of color she’s wanting. It’s kinda the color I always pictured as she has talked about it. I hope she will give this one a look-see! 🙂

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      terrillr
      July 31, 2015 at 10:46 am

      This one!!

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    Mason Leskowitz
    July 30, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    This will be unhelpful, I know, but how about yellow instead?

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    Sheila
    July 30, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Perhaps instead of red you should try something in the coral or orange family. I see those colors in the fabric too.

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    Alex Thompson
    July 30, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    I like #4 the best, because the piece could stand on its own, if the painting where removed. as others have suggested. Whiplash (#2) would be my second choice. The other two are too muddy and don’t do justice to that lovely buffet. Good luck with whatever you choose!

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    Janet Prater
    July 30, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    You had me at WHIP LASH! Love that red and I think you need a strong RED to hold its own with the plan you have for the entire room…a muted red will would be lost with the vibrant black and white. Besides I am a RED lover!

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    Alexis
    July 30, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    I liked no 4 too, although if it is a too red, perhaps get another sample in a more berry colour? No 1 & 3 are too dusky and no 2 just looks orange to me.

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    Phyllis
    July 30, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I like #4 best.

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    Phoebe
    July 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I have a very hard time explaining how these colours looks to me, but I hope I’ll get the point to be comprehensible. Those pinkinsh ones look a bit crazy to me – and I think this is the first time I’m using the word crazy as something bad instead of as a compliment. If I saw a buffet in those colours I’d probably think someone ruined it, not that someone is making a statement (and keep in mind I absolutely hate this kind of wood furniture, so describing painting as “ruining” them is also a first for me). The dark red on the other hand, is a colour I can take “seriously”. That one does look like it’s a design, on purpose, a statement, not the work of an amateur. (I guess I’m talking about how these colours “feel” which is why I’m bordering on nonsense terms).

    That said, I don’t quite feel any of these is the “perfect” colour, so I love the idea of mixing these colours to get more shades.

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    Yolanda
    July 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Well I think I maybe the one one but I love #3.

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    Linda
    July 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    No More Drama gets my vote, but it doesn’t appear to be bold and bright like you indicated you want. If you’re looking something a bit more exciting, I think Hibiscus is the ticket. Whiplash scares me a little also. 🙂 Good luck, and can’t wait to see the finished buffet and room!

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    Ellen W.
    July 30, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Number one. Loveliest with your green.

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    Marigene
    July 30, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Whiolash is my first choice and second is No More Drama. I am sure whichever you choose will look fantastic.

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    debbie
    July 30, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    I love #2 and #4. Either of these would be beautiful with everything else you discussed. No matter what you choose will be beautiful. I even think a bright orange or yellow could be cool!

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    Michelle
    July 30, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I love #4 🙂

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    Elizabeth
    July 30, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    I like Whiplash and second choice would be No More Drama. But I think Whiplash will really complement the fabric. Good luck!

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    Peggy
    July 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Keep looking. If your perfect color was on the buffet you would know it. I say try a few more samples….and I love the direction you’re going. Can’t wait to see what you choose!

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    Kat
    July 30, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I loved the idea of a raspberry colored buffet, #4 seems the most raspberry of the bunch.. But if you haven’t found it go back and try some others!! I’d hate to see you have to repaint in a few weeks when you changed your mind!

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    Linda Adney
    July 30, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    No more drama.. dramatic!

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    April
    July 30, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    I LOVE WhipLash! If it was too bright for you once finished, you could always tone it down a bit with a darker glaze on top.

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    Lee Ann Perez
    July 30, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    I would go with #4, but I actually have a can of that color sitting in my back hall ready to paint my desk and file cabinet. It’s a Sherwin Williams color called Candy Apple, but essentially the same color. I would want to see the solid green fabric near these colors as well — before I said yea or nay to any of them. #1 is a great color too, but I love #4.

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    Marie roxanne
    July 30, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    As soon as I saw all the options I thought of # 4.
    I hope you do a poll of these colors and the comments, how many went with #2 and how many went with #4 etc… Would be fun to know the percentage!

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      Renee Strange
      July 31, 2015 at 2:07 am

      Whatever color you end up with I think the piping on the chairs should match it or be black.

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    Lizzie Buzby
    July 31, 2015 at 12:39 am

    #4 will balance well with the black chairs because it has depth. Remember that the fabric will be used across the room and not on the wall behind. Anything too bright & pink will look a bit like a bordello waiting room. Just saying

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    Silvana
    July 31, 2015 at 3:01 am

    I think number 1 is the best suited color. 2 seems way too bright for my taste and it seems like a color I would get tired of real fast. 3 is a little girly in my opinion and would be great for a girls bedroom. Number 4 is too dark and as someone said above you could risk having a Christmas theme in your house with the green. So I think that out of the 4 colors number 1 is the safest bet that you would probably be pleased with long term. Ciao.

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    Jenny
    July 31, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Going by the colour on my monitor #4 is my favourite. I find #3 a little too children’s room. I know you said you want to get out of your green/blue but I would really like that buffet in a green. No doubt you’ll mix the perfect colour for you.

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    Ellen
    July 31, 2015 at 6:42 am

    I vote for #1! It matches the fabric and is something I think you could live with for a long time. #4 is also beautiful, but maybe a bit much on the long run?

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    Jeri J.
    July 31, 2015 at 7:02 am

    if the red scares you, GO WITH THE RED. Try something out of your comfort zone, you won’t be sorry. People play it safe with color. Even though the room is full of color and pattern, that side of the room is far enough away to stand on it’s own. GO for it girl!

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    Janis Cannon
    July 31, 2015 at 7:18 am

    No more Drama for sure. Love the bold color and there should be a little red in every room. IMO anyway.

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    Sheila F
    July 31, 2015 at 10:02 am

    My first thought was “No more drama” then I it reminded me of Christmas with the green. So then I liked “whiplash” but I felt it was too orange. But then as I looked at three fabric I noticed the lovely muted orange in the middle of the red flowers! It would make such a wonderful Pop of color! So I am no help. I like orange! LOL. Big Hugs!
    Sheila F.

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    beth
    July 31, 2015 at 10:42 am

    so i am the minority i guess. i immediately liked 1 and 3. i can see your issues with 3 so i would say go with number 1.

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    Brenda
    July 31, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I like 1 the best but whatever you choose if you dont like it you can always repaint

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    Keiko
    July 31, 2015 at 11:56 am

    My favorite is #4, but I think #2 with black “antiquing” in the cracks to tone it down and accent the details would be gorgeous. By itself, #2 is too florescent for my taste.

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    Alta
    July 31, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Find your favorite green in the fabric, or the one from your kitchen cabinets, and then take its opposite on the color wheel. It may not match anything in the fabric exactly, but it will coordinate. who wants all matchy, matchy, anyway?

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    Cynthia Turner
    July 31, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I fear there is too much variety and not enough unity in your design, so would recommend your painting the buffet something that ties in with the “big picture” design, such as the table. If you are really set on a red “pop”, how about painting the sides and/or insides of the drawers the red, so that you see it when you pull out a drawer?

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    Charlotte
    July 31, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    #4 is my favorite, but I know you will make the right decision for you. You are an amazing designer.

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    Peggy Rickard
    July 31, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    #4 is definitely my favorite.

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    julie spear
    July 31, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    WHIPLASH!!!!! The scary thing is almost ALWAYS the right choice, that is WHY it’s scary, because you know it is the right choice but it is outside your normal comfort zone…. you wouldn’t be scared of it if you knew it wasn’t the right choice, right? right. Plus the flourescent-ness of it almost renders it more of a neutral, somehow. I don’t know why Kristi, it just does, LOL!!! Navy or black would be cool also, though… just sayin. 😉

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    patty reed-pederson
    July 31, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    #2

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    Sheri Hepworth
    July 31, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    #2

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    Cindi
    July 31, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    #1 is a great match but #4 seems more you – you like those brighter colors!

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    Natalia
    July 31, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I wouldn’t worry as much about the fabric, as it will be across the room. I would ask, which paint color do you like to see on the buffet? By itself. Because if you don’t like the color all alone, you won’t like it with the fabric. As for what I like, I would be inclined to match the tone with the green cabinets and choose a hue from there. My two cents.

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    Cathy
    July 31, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    #1 or #4

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    Grace
    July 31, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    2!

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    Susan
    August 1, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Theresa has the perfect color. I love that she found a pic after my own heart. I would do that color in a heart beat and as some one said earlier pipe the side chairs in the same color as the chest.

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    Leslie
    August 1, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I LOVE #2. I recently had a friend paint some shelves a really vibrant red, and the character it brought to the room was indescribable. The other colors feel dated to me, and I think having something vibrant in a room with black chairs and black and white curtains will help bring out some charisma in a room filled with neutrals.

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    Marie
    August 1, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    #4 is my favorite

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    Katie
    August 4, 2015 at 7:26 am

    I’m going to disagree with the majority. I think #1 is the absolute best choice. I had picked it out as my favorite before I read the whole post and saw that you liked it best as well. If the others bother you for any reason, with just a portion of the top painted, I think it will bother you exponentially more with the whole piece painted that color. Follow your heart, Kristi!

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    Amanda
    August 4, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I like #1. While #2 is definitely bright and cheery, as so many others pointed out, I believe the “muddier” #1 will exude the same qualities if allowed to stand on its own. And it will do so without the “neon” quality you pointed out. I typically pick a color that really grabs me and then find its muddy “sibling” to use as my actual paint color. Has never failed. Good luck choosing!

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    Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse
    August 30, 2015 at 7:05 am

    I love #4. It’s rich and grounding. I think it would be a nice contrast with the playful and bright fabric. Thank you for sharing. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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