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ineedtips 09-15-2005 06:36 PM

Help me with colors
what will look good with my tan leather furntiure?? I thought red but tried that and it is BAD! lol
Any suggestions I liek greens but not sure what and where to start now!

candyman 09-15-2005 06:56 PM

go get a bunch of diffrent colors pieces from like lowes and put them on the wall to see what you like then just go get a quart and paint a area live with it for a couple of days then if you like it buy more or even pick a clour of green from your fav painting and find a green that looks best with it
I would do sagey greens they look the best

ineedtips 09-16-2005 07:28 AM

Thank you! I was thinking even a pumpkin color but not to orange you know what I mean

ebayaddict 09-16-2005 07:42 AM

ohhh a pumpkiny color would be nice also! Liek the candyman said go get some swatches from the paint store and see what would like better after a few days

HandyWoman 09-16-2005 07:46 AM

tought one here i like green and oranges
Just no browns! I am sick of browns! lol
Do you have a fav pic you could try and match to or bring out a certain color in it?

fauxer 09-16-2005 08:00 AM

is it a big area you could even do darker greens but also try it out before you buy a gallon of paint
ornages with browns look nice also not to orange not to brown

repairit 09-21-2005 06:10 PM

I like the pumpkin color. You can change your accessories very easily with it. Red, blue, green and even a plum color would work well. I'm considering a similar color for my foyer, I think it is called Camel. Good Luck :)

Paper Hanger 09-23-2005 02:05 PM

Allot of my customers,once they narrow down thier color choices they will pick up a quart of each one. Use a small light nap rollar and roll differnt spots around the room about 2ft by 2ft. Colors will even take on a different effect on the other side of the room. Put the colors side by side. Put them behind the sofa and near window treatments.

b1ueshift 01-17-2006 02:46 AM

If you arn't good with colour matching, leave the painting till the room is otherwise finished. I use some 1200 x 1200 plaster board (dry wall) panels to paint sample colours, then leave them in the room for a while to gauge the effect.

It's a good way to avoid getting a colour that doesn't fit- sometimes a colour that you like in one room, just doesn't work in another.

b1ueshift 01-17-2006 02:47 AM

And get some second opinions from family members or trusted friends.

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