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Old 11-05-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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Can't decide if the light gray or dark gray looks better. I will keep the white vinyl and will replace the "rose" colored carpet with something.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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My experience in the industry tells me go for a coffee or warmer brown/grey to contrast your seats...
But its a personal choice!
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:12 PM   #3
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My experience in the industry tells me go for a coffee or warmer brown/grey to contrast your seats...
But its a personal choice!
Wondering if the "desert sand" might be better in that case?
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With the seats and dash the color they are and ignoring the carpet.....
You need some 'Meat" or Contrast color...
I would look at the Burgandy...
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This might help. It was a search for tan, brown (for the wood trim) and grey:
http://www.colourlovers.com/palettes...B2%5D=&x=0&y=0

I really love this one Palette / Wicked :: COLOURlovers but the gray is a little different than what you're working with.

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Old 11-05-2011, 11:01 PM   #6
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I agree with Keyair. I'm getting ready to paint all the dash and trim pannels in mine. I'm leaning toward a moca color. I've been wasting salesmens time looking a a lot of new MHs to get ideas on interior colors. I'm not very good at putting colors together but can really see what I like and don't like by looking at what others put together.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:17 AM   #7
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I've been wasting salesmens time looking a a lot of new MHs to get ideas on interior colors. .
Well, at least SOMEONE is on the lot.....
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Dean,
Trying to figure out what part that is you are painting... is it the Radio console?
Looking at your dash pic, I see you have the Dash top color, and then anothercolor on the cross beam and IP....

Maybe go down to Lowes or Home Depot, and grab a bunch of sample colors that you like the look of and look at them against your seat and dash.
You should be able to find a color in you like that you can use as a base for what you want.

I see you uploaded the Dupicolor colors...
I have used and liked the SEM Vinyl paint on the seats of my Mercedes... its holding up well.
Here is their color card:
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A good design basic is to repeat elements....so, maybe take your color choices from something else in the coach...the counters, furniture or flooring are good starting places. I would steer clear of introducing a totally different color. Unless, of coarse, you are redoing everything.

Back to your original 2 samples...I like the dark one better. Have you considered metallic spray paint. The darker color reminds me of the graphite color used on new car dashes, computers, etc. (just thought of something...the lighter color in metallic would be aluminum...hum.

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Old 11-06-2011, 11:26 PM   #10
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Well, I guess I'll throw in my two cents worth.

Limit the size of your color palette. View the cockpit as a harmoniously integrated "whole". Try to come up with a guiding vision or concept that will provide some direction. All choices should support that concept. For example. Are you designing the "Malibu" edition, or the "Redwood", or the "High Sierra", or the "Palm Springs"? Pick something that feels good to you.

Look at the entire coach, decide what you're keeping, and pull it all together. This thing is not like a compact car. You are basically trying to combine your living room, kitchen, and garage, and all of the colors and textures that are present. Don't add any new ones.
The more colors you use, the more pieces you will define. Think about a car thats been put together using salvaged hood, trunk lid, and fenders (all different colors). Ever heard the Johnny Cash song,"One Piece At A Time"? That is not what you want to end up with. I would suggest avoiding high contrast between the few different tones you select. If your seats are white, try to echo them in a couple places. The carpet will most likely be the biggest thing you add, and by the way, what color is the headliner? Visualize white seats on either white or black rug. The white will pull the seats together, the black will make them jump out. I'd say stay in between, and favor the light side. Color-wise, the dash should connect to the door panels. That will pull the cab together and envelop you.
Since you're probably going to maintain the faux-wood instrument panel, (and wood interior cabinets?) I would suggest staying with sandy shades. They'll transition between the wood tone and the white. Maybe try just a bit of matching faux-wood as an accent somewhere. My personal opinion is that gray is too contemporary to be comfortably introduced into a 1970's inspired interior. Have fun with it.

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Old 11-07-2011, 01:14 AM   #11
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I love the ideas! Please keep them coming.

Here is a little more insight into what I have and want to do...

Existing "1980's" "rose" carpet will be removed from entire coach (a running joke with everyone...everyone calls it pink, but it is rose!). I will recarpet the cab area only and put down a wood faux vinyl in rest of MH. Kitchen cabinets and bedroom wardrobe are fairly dark faux oak...you know, that outdated '80s thing! Walls are the original light color. Living area bins, ceiling and cab ceiling are same light color. Couch and chairs are light material as well and will eventually have them redone again with very light color but more modern look.

Looking to go with a cherry looking floor vinyl. Not changing kitchen or bedroom oak looking cabinets, so have looked at lots of colors for floor. The cherry seems go work best with oak cabinets and light colors in living area. This should also make the living area walls and couch and chairs pop out.

Cab has white chairs, white side panels and white on dash. Need to get rid of that extremely ugly old dash color on the plastic. I would like to not make the cab area stand out from the living area too much. Will keep white on seats, sides and dash. Would like to paint the plastic a neutral color so the the primary color in cab area remains the white (cream) seats, etc.

The sample I painted is the old entertainment center...just hadn't thrown it out yet!
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:29 AM   #12
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Will soon replace counter top with very light new counter. I can always redo the entertainment center in the cab as well...not sure the tan color will work out, but in person it looks pretty good
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:09 AM   #13
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My gut feeling from looking at what you have and what you have in mind, would be something like the 15173 Camel on the right side of the SEM color card. It has enough contrast, but is mellow/warmer.
I think the current dash highlight color is too yellow-brown.

Whilst the carpet is interesting, at least its original.... and you can excuse it as being a 80's thing... which is more than could be said for what someone put down in my MH!
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