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Midday Muse: Appetizing Inspiration

Thanks to Desire to Inspire, I spent way too much time oohing and ahhing over this gallery of restaurant interiors in New York City by photographer Noah Kalina. One of my favorites is this shot of Pardo's in the West Village. The room manages to be both dark and soft, thanks to that milky tea-brown color on the walls. Would you paint a room this shade?

The_coffeegirl The_coffeegirl 10 years
I was looking at colors like this for my apartment. We decided against going so dark because we don't get a lot of natural light in the apartment, and we'd have to paint over it again before we move out. We will probably do a nice green in the kitchen.
cassedy04 cassedy04 10 years
my boyfriend's best friend just painted a few walls in his apartment that color. it would be too much for all four walls (i guess it would depend on the size of the room though) but it looks great showcased on just a few walls.
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 10 years
i love love love this!
Hollisterbabe01 Hollisterbabe01 10 years
I love it! it looks very chic, vintage, and elegant all in the same room!
ProperGray ProperGray 10 years
I love brown and used an even darker color in my living room called Dark Roast. It is rather soothing.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I'd love something like this for my bedroom. It's dark but warm and soothing.
brooklyn25 brooklyn25 10 years
I was actually decided between a brown like this and a blue shade for my bedroom. I went with the blue to add a bit of color to my home. I think what makes this color work is the accent lighting in the restaurant.
Catinlv Catinlv 10 years
libs1dlab libs1dlab 10 years
Probably not in my home, but I do like it in the picture.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
Mmmm it is perfect for dining in! Very warm and comfortable...what you need when you're enjoying a night out.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
I love the colour but not sure if I could live with it.
jen22 jen22 10 years
Love this. Very warm and comforting.
gialicious gialicious 10 years
I love it... but it depends on where you want to use it I think.
TrinityOne TrinityOne 10 years
No, way too dark for my home. I'd need a flash light!
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 10 years
Love it! I swear as soon as I scrolled down to the picture, a wave of calmness washed over me. :)
ElleJay ElleJay 10 years
I love this. Actually the new house we're building we've already painted our living room a wine red, goldish ginger, and a "melted chocolate" color. It's so warm !
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