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wall color and what area rug
peppie43February 25, 2013
Need help picking out the right gray color for the walls and what kind of area rug to put with a egg plant couch. I would appreciate any suggestions of a light color of gray to put on the walls
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Manon Floreat
I don't think I would pair grey with the aubergine sofas. I would look into some of the warm taupes and sands instead.

Washington, DC

For a rug, I would consider a plush tone on tone ivory/taupe.

Fallon Ivory/Taupe Rug

If you've got your heart set on grey take a look at Stone Harbor and Revere Pewter by BM.
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Lydia (Kazza Design)
Hard to tell from the pics but aren't the birds on the pillows a light grey? You could go with that.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 3:45PM
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peppie43
If not gray what taupe or sand color would you recommend?It's so hard for me going to the paint store and finding that right color. So many to choose from
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 3:46PM
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Lydia (Kazza Design)
Bring one of those pillows to the paint store and see which colour goes with it.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 3:59PM
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Valerie Melville
The grey/taupe with white trim looks really nice.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 4:02PM
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ovalle
I would think of a beautiful red color carpet .That would give character to your living room and you could add some red ornaments to match the red of the carpet .
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 4:09PM
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peppie43
Is grey/taupe the name of the color.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 4:34PM
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Manon Floreat
Some sandy taupey colors to consider are Brandon Beige, Camouflage and Shaker Beige - all by BM. I recommend going and getting some swatches to decide which ones work best for you. Then when you've narrowed it down to 2-3 paint large samples on all four walls and let them dry completely before you assess them. You'll also want to observe them at different times of the day and evening. Paint colors can take on a whole new personality after dark - with only artificial light illuminating a room.

And, you can always post here and we'll give you our opinions!

Mill Valley, CA

Living Room

Seeley Living Room A

ETA: I changed my mind about Camouflage - too green.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 4:53PM
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shortped
Silvery gray tone would look great
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 5:19PM
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peppie43
do you have a name of the silvery gray tone?
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 5:27PM
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shortped
SW samovar silver? And 30% off paint starting Thursday!
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:18PM
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shortped
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:36PM
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cmcole01
I just painted a room BM Edgecomb Gray and love it. It is a gray/beige color so works with either. Great color!
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:49PM
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