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ColorblindNeoph 09-11-2012 08:16 PM

Need advice for wall / rug color
Please pardon the slight mess:

1. We're considering a large rug underneath the cocktail table (I think it's called) between the TV and couch, just to make the place a little cozier. Any input as to the color/texture?

2. Likewise, we're considering wall-painting -- either the wall behind the couch as an accent-wall, or possibly all the walls if it's a better idea. Which is a better idea, and what color?

I ask these questions because I am horrible at judging this stuff and am curious what others would do. Thanks!

Wandererone 09-14-2012 04:03 AM

Just drink more wine and it will come to you.
Nah. Sorry. Just joking (but I admit some of my best ideas come when I drink wine :laughing:)
You have an interesting picture of 'Orangina' on one wall.
Why not take that as inspiration as you obviously like it? Use the colours in it to enhance the space.
Red (which you obviously like as you are wearing it lol) yellow, orange. Find a nice chunky mat in these colours to start. Throw in some cushion covers in the same tones. Add a couple of throw rugs.
In pic 3 you seem to have some prints on the wall that have similar colours.
You seem like a young, 'hip' person so go with the colours!!! Go mad! Go retro!
We are actually only talking 'soft' furnishings here so if you get sick of the orange/red/yellow retro theme its easily and cheaply changed.
Good luck and love to see pics when you're done.

ifi.131 09-27-2012 07:08 AM

1. Well you might want to go with a strong color for your rug like red to serve as a focal point. However I still feel that there isn't much lighting in your room and putting the rug can make the room look smaller, unless you use it as a focal point I mentioned earlier.
2. Since it is a living room I suppose it would be best if you go with a cool color like blue and a very pale blue. So that the room would look calm and comfortable. However colors like yellow bring a cozy and warm feel, but might not suit a living room.

user1007 09-28-2012 11:47 PM

Can you sketch a quick floorplan so I can see how other rooms flow off this space? It will help me help you with color. Sweet Home 3D is free open source if you want to do something on the computer. Others on this site seem to like Google Sketch up, also free in its basic form.

bobtheblindguy 10-02-2012 12:23 PM

Looks like you have a comtempory black/white theme going. I would try to find some large wall art that is at least 1/2 the width of your couch. What ever colors are in it I would try to incorporate into the area rug but keep the predominat color of the rug black.

mommywoman 11-19-2012 01:28 AM

It's always a good idea to stay with a neutral color carpeting I was always told if you have trouble picking paint colors to look in your closet and see what color appeal to you. Most people have clothes in the colors they like. Earthtones, gem colors, monochromatic, etc. I did that in trying to pick a color for my kitchen that would also coordinate with my living room and it worked out really well.

Dillonz 11-23-2012 10:10 PM

Primer grey all the way around with a chain metal "rug". LOL Just kidding. If it's a space carpet I'd pick something "shag-like". Very thick. The walls are harder because there's a lot of angles. I would go with light earth tones there.

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