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Purple/Blue art prints with beige walls

Alexei Rebrov ArtJanuary 3, 2013
Do you think purple abstract art prints work with beige walls in modern interior? or will blue work better? Blue is a complimentary for beige though...
Original art is here:
1) http://alexeirebrov.com/collections/purple/products/abstract-print-on-aluminum-3707?hz=289902
2) http://alexeirebrov.com/collections/blue/products/abstract-print-on-aluminum-3731?hz=289902
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
Either is ok. It depends on the homeowner's personal preference.
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 7:32PM
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Interiors International, Inc.
Yes they are really cool. It depends on the owner though art is subjective. It also doesn't have to match the sofa or anything else for that matter.
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 7:34PM
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Alexei Rebrov Art
@Cynthia I understand and it's true in general. This is theoretical question. How far does design "by numbers" need to go. I think blue works idea. with this interior but it has no wow, you know what I mean?
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 7:36PM
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Alexei Rebrov Art
@Interiors Ideally, art doesn't need to match anything but owner taste but it's a conversation about what is art and what is decoration then. Maybe it depends on a budget(?)
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 7:39PM
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Natalie
Beige is neutral so any color can work. White is the best background for art---but you probably already knew that. :)
1 Like    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 7:40PM
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Alexei Rebrov Art
@Natalie Surprisingly white is not the best color. Most museums have very dark red, brown, green and navy for classical art. White is too bright. Unpainted concrete walls actually work better for abstract art (especially framed in white lacquer frames).
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 7:47PM
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
Personally speaking, this particular art does nothing for me. And I totally agree that coloured walls are fabulous with art...
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 7:49PM
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Alexei Rebrov Art
Here is the same image on a concrete wall
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 8:03PM
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Natalie
I agree, art does look fabulous with colored walls---but white, doesn't have to be bright could be muted with a cool or warm undertone, will make the colors more "true". Switch out the white matting on the pictures you posted to the dark red, brown, green, and navy or the concrete hue you mentioned and see for yourself. Many art galleries have some sort of white on the walls-not bright---but White! CheerS!
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 8:09PM
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Natalie
Wonderful example Alexei! Your image went from vibrant/intense color (white matting) to more subdued/muted hues. So which is more "true" to the actual colors you used??? :)
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 8:14PM
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Alexei Rebrov Art
:) I agree, this one doesn't look nice. White matting helped it pop. I need to admit it.
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orangecamera
I agree the white matting looks best. If its being hung on a white wall, perhaps a wide white mat, and a thin colored frame will make a nice impact.
    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 2:07AM
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