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I have sea foam green walls and I'm having a terrible time choosing a curtain color. I don't want something too dull or too flashy.
Sea foam green goes well with darker shade ocean green and darker browns like walnut and espresso. It also goes with the pink color called watermelon.
Your furniture is definitely on the dark side but it might be better if we knew if your window was narrow or a good size "picture" window as a larger window could be treated differently.
Have you thought about maybe very, very light green sheers in the center with a nice contrasting color (beige, lighter orange, etc) as outside panels? Maybe you could brighten up the rest with pillows and pictures?
I have just finished painting my living room, Just Walnut, and I have a mustard colour sofa and a brown sofa in the room. What colour of curtains should I get?
With the description that you gave, a curtain with a pattern would look nice with some colors like teal, orange, beige.
I have dark reddish brown hardwood floors and dark beige walls in the living room. My couches are black, but we might change them soon. We wanted red curtains, but it made the room really dark. We prefer colored curtains rather than neutral. What shade would you recommend? Will lime green or yellow look good?
I don't think lime green looks good anywhere. A light blue would compliment the tan walls and the redwood floors. I hope that helps.
I am not sure about lime green - but it sounds very pretty to me. If not lime green, I think a light shade of green is always perfect. I think of green as a neutral. Look at nature; green is the main color. Grass, trees, bushes - it supports every other color.
How about going with a red print. I have dark beige walls also with white woodwork. My sofa is beige and I have a red chair and ottoman. I purchased red print curtains with yellows, whites and greens in them from J.C. Penney. In the dining room I purchased just the valance to allow for more light. Hope this helps.
I think hopeful is on the right track. I was thinking pale leaf green, because then you can incorporate some other shades of green in the décor later.
I think picking a color curtain that matches or blends in with your wall color allows the eye to see a beautiful open airy look. I would also add a white and tan or white and brown leaf design sheer to go behind it. This way the light will come through the sheer leaf design adding light.
The side curtain panels will blend in with the walls and will look nice with your floors. It will also look great with your sheers. Bringing nature into the home is always soothing to everyone's spirit. In addition, the white and tan or white and brown leaf design coordinates with the wood floors. Adding accent colors such as a cream colored sofa with cream, tan pillows, yellow, or green sofa pillows would look very nice. Displaying green plants everywhere adds light and ties everything in. Using 3 colors such as brown, cream, tan and then adding pops of color in green and or even yellow is great.
By Kanchan from Jabalpur, India
Your windows look lovely as they are. But, if you want to cover them, lace would be pretty.
Is the white lace curtain good for my formal dining room and living room? Most of the colors are taupe or ecru. I have got dark wood furniture and floor. Thank you.
I have a dark brown sofa set, very light gray walls, beige ceiling and ivory flooring. What is the best color curtain? Also, what color would be good for throw pillows?
By Celi from Philippines
Varying shades of blue. Throw in some pattern and solids and your room will pop. You can add a rug too, and it should work really well. I am including a link to brown and blue rooms. Hope that helps.
This is a pretty neutral pallet. You can go with just about any color you like. I agree that blue would look nice, but shades of green, or a floral print curtain and then pick up the color with solid cushions, say pinks and yellows. Really, you can go with just about anything.
Another way to go, if you have a lot of colorful accessories - paintings, photos, vases of flowers,mosaic topped tables, etc. you could go with a light airy beige or cream curtain, similar for the cushions, and let the accessories in the room provide the color punch.
I need help with curtain color for my living room. Our walls are a tan color, our tables are mahogany, couch, loveseat, and chair are chocolate brown and our carpet is a variety of colors, (brown, tan, ivory). My formal dining room is attached. We have accented the walls with 2 large gold framed pics of poppies. The curtains we placed there are gold to pull out the frame color. The table is mahogany as well.
By Kay J.
I would go with a brown colour or white.
You have such a neutral pallet with tan and brown, go for something really bright. What's your favorite...red, green, orange? I would use turquoise for a cool room or red for a warm room. Buy some toss pillows, candles, etc. in the same color and the whole room is coordinated. Sounds like a beautiful room. Have fun!
I have a black and beige sectional couch and I was wondering what colour curtains would look best with it. I just bought red ones and put them up, but I don't think they look that good. Thanks!
I would suggest ivory. I like the lightness of it and white is too stark for me.
I have always disliked red curtains. I would suggest a pattern with mostly a tan or beige with maybe a stripe or other design of other colors as brown, gold, rust, or red or burgundy.
How about a nice orange color? I believe it is called Salmon now... a light pastel color in the same orangeish family.
Turquoise or teal
My living room is all neutral colors with high ceilings, my couch is a taupe color, my walls are a goldish tan color and my fireplace has a green marbling in it. My living room and dining room are open to one another and I need help figuring out what color curtains to add to my living room along each side of the fireplace. Attached is a picture of my living room and dining room. Any suggestions?
Recently moved into apartment where the walls are white and the carpet is sort of a light gray/blue color. I got furniture as hand me downs so there is a dark brown leather sofa, and a light greenish/gray recliner, brown side tables and a lighter brown TV stand. There is only one window, but can't seem to find a good color. I want to make the room seem "warm and inviting", but not dark. I am hoping for suggestions on curtains and also whether to leave them hanging straight down or tie back?
And any certain stores for the curtains suggested.
Why not try long pooling drapes in a crisp deep colour? A bright aqua or orange will grab attention and you can find cheap accessories to match or complement.
Anything in the warm color family will work and make the room warm and comfy. Red, orange, peach. Don't forget toss pillows since everything is solid color some nice prints would work well. Try TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Target, K-Mart. Try the curtains straight down and try tying them back with string. If you like them tied back, then buy tiebacks.
I have a very dark living room. My furniture is dark too. Should or can I go with white curtains for more light? I have a lot of red, green, brown, and off white walls.