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myroom 04-12-2012 01:05 PM

Carpet vs Wall color
My bedroom walls are aterra cotta orange. What color carpet should I choose?

bob22 04-12-2012 02:28 PM

Perhaps better to think if you'd rather change your wall color some day and then what color would your carpet be?
I'd pick carpet color you can live with for a long time and then pick a wall color (unless you love the wall color).
I'd guess a green might go with terra cotta; look online for color wheels; they'll show contrast, and similar shades etc...

user1007 04-16-2012 09:25 AM

I use Color Impact from Tiger Color in color consulting work. You can try it free to build color wheels and do all sorts of explorations. Virtual painting programs like Ben Moore's are helpful. The ColourLovers site may be helpful also.

beeristhebest 04-27-2012 05:17 PM

I would go with a plush grey or white. Not a lot of things can go with orange.

MissKat 04-28-2012 10:47 AM

Blue compliments orange. For terra cotta, I'd look at some navies.

Startingover 04-29-2012 06:55 PM

I like neutral carpet, then I always use accent rugs in whatever color I choose.

SarahGarden 04-30-2012 06:05 AM

uh its difficult with that rich coulour on your walls, i would think about repainting walls to something neutral.

bob22 04-30-2012 06:42 PM

Myroom has left the building me thinks.

TileLindsey 05-01-2012 02:49 AM

hmm, I think a good combination of terra cotta orange would be a lighter shade of orange too.. or cream or something like that..

Janetp 05-06-2012 09:41 PM

I agree to go with a neutral carpet, as you will change you wall color long before the carpet goes, as it is more costly to replace. Why don't you consider hardwoods or even laminate and you can put a large area rug to go with the walls. This way, you can change it in a few years and not have to stick to certain colors. The best thing we did was put in hardwoods. I have had every color under the sun in the bedrooms, and it's cheaper to buy a decent area rug, repaint walls and buy new bedding than it is to change out carpeting in 3 or 4 years when you are ready for another change.
Good Luck!

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