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Could you all please help me with choosing a colour for my curtains and throw pillows? My walls are white and my furniture is dark brown and orange. The orange looks like a lighter shade of brown. I can't paint since it's a rental. Please help. I am confused and don't even know where to start.
You could use some pale yellow, green and the same shade of orange for accent pieodds
My favorite color is the shade of your furniture and room.
I looked up a palette of colors that might go good with your basic colors. Here it is:
Have fun decorating and remember that you can look in the fabric remnants bin at Walmart and make your own.
Let us know how it turns out!
A brown and white print for the curtains, and accents in mat/cushions of leaf-green.
In a rental, the only way to add color and interest is in your accessories. This is also where you bring in your personality. Not knowing what you like, it is difficult to advise on specific colors. You basically have a blank canvas to work with, with dark, neutral furniture. Do you love wild, bright colors? Then choose lime, lemon, orange or red. Do you like softer pastels? Peach, teal, butter yellow, even lavender are beautiful with brown. I used a soft teal, tan and cream with brown and it's lovely and expresses my more subtle style, but still adds color.
I'm with pamartmam when it comes to checking magazines and pulling out pages of the ideas you find most appealing (according to your personal taste / preferences). Google images is another excellent source: try different key words in your search. Someone else mentioned textures and accents. Live plants are great in making a place feel like home.
My walls are white with an antique red trim in the living room. My furniture is dark brown. What color should my curtains be?
either cream or gold
In my living room, I have dark brown furniture with white walls. May I know which color it suits and also we need to make shared curtain to the room.
For curtains, how about pale pumpkin or pale yellow?
I have white walls and a dark brown leather sofa sectional. What color curtains will go best?
You can use just about any colour you like, except grey. With white walls and leather furniture, you have a totally neutral pallet. Choose a plain or patterned curtain. The colour of the flooring or carpet might make a difference. You didn't say what kind you had.
I have dark brown bedroom furniture. Which color of curtains do I take?
By Saima Ali
What color are the walls and floor? Almost any lighter or medium tone would work. For relaxation and to calm try greens and blue.
I am in a dilemma with what curtain colour to go for. Most of my furniture, dining table chairs and showpiece case are a mahogany wood (dark brownish colour). The sofas that I have purchased recently are also a mahogany leather colour. My wall has been painted in a colour called Almost Oyster (Dulux) which is a sort of very very light pink. Can you advise on what colour window and garden door curtains to go for?
By Saeed C. from Shoreham, UK
White curtains would look nice.
My daughter has two walls that are dark orange, and two walls light beige. Her furniture is dark brown leather, and her carpet is light beige. She has one large window in the dining room area and two sets of French doors across the room where the living room area is. The room is one large room with the kitchen, living room, and dining room all in this same large area. What style and color of curtains should she go with? Will greatly appreciate your help.
Definitely neutral colours like beige, cream, or very-very-very pale brown. If you (or she) sew, you can piece in the darker colours of the room (the orange and the browns) as narrow stripes, piping, or other accent effects either at the hem or valance, or lengthwise in the panels to add a bit of a splash of colour whilst adding the illusion of height), but main effect should be a neutral as should be any tie backs she wants.
As for style, it depends on the style of her furniture - formal or traditional furniture calls for floor length pinch pleated draperies with elaborate swag or bishops sleeve valances and down panels with very formal style rods (usually with pulley style opening and closing hardware), and formal tie back hardware (finials, sculpted metal tie back hardware, etc) while more casual furniture allows for cafe, tab top, simple casings, country style priscillas, etc, on simple rods including tension rods that fit tightly inside the casement (frequently used on french doors, it's a wonderful look).
Very rustic or 'primitive' style furniture calls for curtain rods in the same style as the furniture, for example twig or branch rods.
My living room walls are painted peach, I have mahagony coloured and dark brown furniture. We bought a cherry red and black colour carpet. Now I am confused regarding the colour of curtains and sofa covers. Please give me advice.
My living room walls are a pale leaf green, the couch is tan and the other furniture is all in dark brown. What colour curtains should I put up? In the bedroom one wall is teal and the rest are ivory. What would be the best colour for curtains?