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Old 02-23-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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need accent color for brown/tan room - not burgundy

Hey all,

We recently painted our large great room Sherwin Williams "latte", which is basically tan. We have the original tannish rugs. We got new couches and they are dark brown. They came with nice pillows that are brown with tan and burgundy accents. So far, we achieved what we wanted, and the room looks very 2011 (vs 2004, etc.).

So we've been trying some different curtain colors...but the only one that's worked is burgundy (because it matches the accents in the pillows). My wife and I both feel like burgundy is too common, and too "2004", etc. It seems like it's everyone's fall back color. We just don't like it now that we see these curtains up. No color wow factor.

So, we plan to try new couch pillows and curtains. But we're lost as to what a popular "2011" accent color might be...and one that would also work with our room that's filled with tans/browns.

At the same time however, I know some colors will get outdated quickly. So we might love this new color today - and in 6 months it just looks plain weird.....perhaps that's why people go with the classic burgundy.




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Old 02-23-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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Something like a sage green, or even a dark or burnt orange looks fantastic with those colors. The green, I think, is more fun and a "happier" color and is always a good choice.


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Old 02-23-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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I like pale blue with browns and taupes.
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latte and a blue ,aleutian 6241 s/w,
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Get a few different samples and some poster board. I use a mini-roller kit, I think it's made by Shurline. It's about 5 x 6 inches and is perfect for rolling out samples on poster board. You can then hang the samples in various places around the room to see what looks best. You can lay them on the floor or furniture to check for the look as well. Painting out the boards is far more helpful than brushing samples on the wall. You can also then cut a small piece to take when you go shopping for accessories. In some cases, I give my customers a paint stick with each color I've applied. They love it. No more approximating colors in their mind when shopping.
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I love the combo of tans/browns and turquoise. You could mix and match pillows with patterns and solids, varying the shades of turquoise. I'd even experiment with some oranges and spring greens, too. Good luck and send pics.
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Seems denemante is MIA.


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