We painted our oddly shaped fireplace Benjamin Moore's Richmond Gold to contrast against the Dunmore Cream we used on all the walls in our very open floor plan. And it stayed that way for 8 years.
I really wanted to go lighter then the Dunmore Cream walls. I'm in the mood to lighten everything around here! But my hubby--and the color expert at Benjamin Moore--talked me out of that. Instead we went with Alexandria Beige.
And I love it! It's a much calmer color and I actually feel more relaxed in our living room now. I changed out the orange floral accents in the basket weave vase to lunaria/silver dollars.
The orange oak on the handrail (see it in the left hand corner) is now bothering me a bit. And I have a feeling that all the oak rails are going to bother me once the cabinets are white. But I HATE painting, especially detailed stuff like railing! What color are your banisters/railings/etc?