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Wall color & rug for living room
brownbanana
January 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am trying to figure out what color to paint the walls and what base color to choose for my rug. My "pop" piece is my red & white accent chair. I have reddish hardwood floors and a goldish tone on the walls now, which makes my chair look orange & cream :( my couch is brown leather. I would like something other than cream on the walls- What type of rug / paint would counteract the "orange effect"?? Any suggestions would be wonderful- I'
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Creations Nadia Interior Design
Somehow I see pale grey on the walls,you may consider to choose a carpet after that:))
January 24, 2013 at 7:24PM     
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Susan Mills Design
I would do a sage green like dry sage, not too green, or too yellow, not too dark, this wil really compliment your furniture and floors. Add a rug in coppers, sage and a bit of red and it will feel very cosy and inviting. The rug sample is for colors only, not suggesting a braided rug for this room.
January 24, 2013 at 7:50PM     
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brownbanana
Nadia- could you show me what shade of gray you ad in mind??
January 24, 2013 at 8:18PM   
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Manon Floreat
I think a grey would be nice as well. You might look into the the barely there shades. Many brands put them in their "off-white" collections because they're so subtle. Withe neutral background, you could consider a rug with a deeper grey background and red accents to compliment your chair. Attached is a collage with some possible grey shades that might work for you.

The chair, while not yours, is a red and white pattern. I just wanted you to see how it works with a grey rug.
January 24, 2013 at 9:27PM     
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Susan Mills Design
Nice Manon, very fresh!
January 24, 2013 at 9:36PM   
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Manon Floreat
Thanks, Susan! I'm glad to see you again. Hope all is well with you. I've got to go find us some more doors (instead of listening to them all the time!) Funny how one thing leads to another.
January 24, 2013 at 9:41PM     
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Darzy
I like your rug but it is too small. You could get a larger sisal rug, then layer your current one on top.
January 24, 2013 at 9:52PM   
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Creations Nadia Interior Design
This grey culd be too dark, but the shade of grey looks right to me! Stay in the same group but a few shades lighter. I agreed with Darzy - the rug has to be bigger and may be not too busy.:))
The grey is Silver Dollar from Ben Moore
January 25, 2013 at 5:57AM     
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Susan Mills Design
The more I look at what Manon put together, the more I love it, very timeless and elegant.
January 25, 2013 at 6:29AM   
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decoenthusiaste
Manon is spot on. Just missing a few red pillows for the sofa and in a piece of art in the dining room to splash the red around a bit.
Original Oil Painting Large Abstract in Red by Rossana Novella
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January 25, 2013 at 6:47AM   
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