powered by
Need help bringing the colours together
January 16, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I love the colours red and purple. I'm working towards that cozy, rich dramatic-romantic look but I'm not sure it's working! What can I introduce to my (tiny) room to bring these competing colours together, and achieve the look?(I'd like to maintain the bedding and paint colour)
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
The color on the wall is not purple but lavendar. Also, purple and red are to heavy dramatic colors and the space seems tooo small for that. I would do all the walls white and perhaps a accent wall, either red or purple. Also, I think a skirt around the bottom of the beds and a couple more pillows would make this room more inviting
January 16, 2013 at 2:23am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Hi---I think one should be omitted---decide which of the two you prefer and proceed from there. If it's the wall color-then a bedding which has vivid hues (wall color and headboard) of purple and orange would be ideal. If the bedding must stay then a smokey oyster or a mink hue (both have purple undertones but are muted color like the bedding) would coordinate well with the linens. Hope this is helpful. Good Luck! http://www.allmodern.com/Bacati-Dots-and-Stripes-Spice-Bedding-Collection-BCA1473.html
January 16, 2013 at 3:13am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Your comforter is very pretty but it's overpowering the small room. Try changing the shams to a solid color, and add a solid color throw at the end of the bed. If you want to see more of your headboard, try laying the pillows flat instead of propping them up against it.
January 16, 2013 at 3:21am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
I agree with Natalie and olldbobbi- I would do a softer color, and the head baord is barely visible
January 16, 2013 at 4:03am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
My first thought when I read red and purple was "jewel tones", but that's not what I'm seeing in the picture. If you really like red and purple, go for jewel tones of those (ruby and amethyst) and add emerald green. (Not that paint color "emerald", but a real emerald green.

You'll need something to keep it from being overwhelming, so think about using glass lamp bases in one or more of your colors.
January 16, 2013 at 4:13am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Thanks for the super tips everyone
January 16, 2013 at 9:29am     
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Need help with bring wood colors together
Our door is walnut, floors & staircase are light oak,...
Need help to bring together Man Cave icons!
I want my man cave (13x13) to be my icon-osphere. It...
Need help bringing it all together...please...
We upsized considerably at the end of September, and...
Need to bring oak together with white
What color is the woodwork in the rest of the house?...
More Discussions
Want to do a kitchen remodel.
Newly divorced and moving at the end of the month and...
Family room decorating
Looking for advice in picking console table for this...
The room just doesn't feel cozy. Help please
We are in the process of looking for new family room...
Exterior paint color
We are getting ready to paint the exterior of our house....
POLL: Hardwood in the kitchen? Yes or No?
I see this discussed a lot in Design Dilemmas, so I'd...
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.