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Need help to make the paintings pop and still looks elegant

cindy1125January 13, 2013
This is one side of wall of my entryway. I have these 2 really cute and colorful paintings by a Japanese artist. I don't know how to make the art pop and still look elegant as all of the wall in my condo are light and neutral color. I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions here.
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SarahWajih
You may want to change the paintings frame to a darker color or change the wall color !
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cindy1125
Thank you. Specifically, in looking for suggestions for what to do with the wall.
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sutapam
paint the wall in blue colour.the blue in your painting would be best blue for your wall.
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cindy1125
Thank you. I'm contemplating to do a stripe wall. What do you think? And what color?
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sutapam
i think stripe wall would be too busy for the paintings.too many things to see for eyes.
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Darzy
I think a wide stripe of wall color would look really good to make your art pop....all the way around the hallway. Just wide enough to "frame" the art. How about a medium blue color?
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Darzy
P.s. Depending on your 'Quirkyness" it could be fun to even include the entry door into the stripe. : )
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cyn222
Either paint the wall a color from the art that goes with other colors in the home, or change out to a dark horizontal frame with all the pictures in one frame.
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mtread
Change your wall color to a darker neutral color and your painting will pop. I have used a dark grey before and you would be amazed at how interesting it looks. Although picking up on a color that you have used somewhere else in your condo would add more continuity -you could use a darker version of a color you already are using somewhere else in your condo.
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Dani Pollard
I love the horizontal stripe photo and think a mid tone blue as the stripe and depending on your personality and decor, a lighter blue or green on the wall. A less dramatic combo would be light blue stripe on a white or cream wall. Good luck.
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