Help me with colors

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  1. Sep 16, 2005 #1

    ineedtips

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    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!
     
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    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
     
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    Thank you! I was thinking even a pumpkin color but not to orange you know what I mean
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    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 :)
     
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    Hello,
    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.
    John
     
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    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.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2006 #10

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

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