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Painting Walls to Coordinate With Burgundy Carpet

October 7, 2020

A living room with light colored furniture.What color furniture would go best with this burgandy trim and curtains? I'm also open to different color walls, looking for suggestions. My boyfriend likes a couch set that is dark brown with light brown cushions, would those look okay? If so, what color curtains should I use and should we paint the walls gray or something or leave white? Thank you.

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October 7, 20200 found this helpful

The brown furniture will be your base color, Brown is a neutral color . You can add other colors to this, like lighter colored walls like, cream, tans, white/off white, pastels, and my personal favorite Soft Gray. You can add bright colors for throw pillows if you wish. Or pick a accent color and use throughout the room. Also try putting in brown furniture decor on Pinterest and hundreds of ideas will come up, to help you out!

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October 7, 20200 found this helpful

To match trim and mantel of fire place . Burgundy curtains with cherry wood trimed furniture and coffee table would be absolutely striking !

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October 7, 20200 found this helpful

As a dark color, burgundy can be paired with many colors, including brown furniture. If you go that route, you may want to add a pop of color with pillows or an area rug. Depending on the vibe you want, there are shades of blue that go well with both (like a lighter shade turquoise--which is a classic feel) or shades of green if you want a retro vibe.

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Even light gray can work. I would leave the walls as is...the room looks very bright and inviting as it is!! Post back what you decide!

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October 7, 20200 found this helpful

What a cool airy room!
The burgundy trim is actually minor and your walls really work well as they are because a change in color may make the room appear small and not so open.
Brown and tan seem like a good start (masculine) so you want some brighter colors to lend some femininity to the room.
You have nice walls to add a picture or two or a large mirror.
As to curtains; are you going to need drapes for privacy or just airy curtains?
Shades of blue with even a touch of black might work.

I always suggest that a good way to 'see' your room with different color schemes to to visit Lowe's or Home Depot and show them your pictures as they have an awesome computer program that can put any color in your room as well as place furniture anywhere you wish.

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Be sure to have the measurements of the room.

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March 21, 2010

What color should I paint the walls in my living room? It has a deep burgundy carpet and a red brick wall with the flat TV screen on it.

By Deanna Healey

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March 21, 20100 found this helpful

I like the white.

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March 21, 20100 found this helpful

You have a lot going on in that room already so I'd keep the wall color very subdued. Maybe an ivory or bone, something like that.

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March 21, 20100 found this helpful

Pick a tint of the burgundy, pale brownish rose, something that is the same color family, but much lighter. From the picture the room looks long and narrow, so something that will make the room look larger and especially wider might be best.

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It might help to paint the brick also. Built in cabinets on either side of brick might be a solution to give the room more unity. And a place to put things.

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

How about a medium green with a slightly yellowish tone?
Marg from England.

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

My bathroom is burgundy and very light pink. I also use a seafoam green for accents.

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March 29, 20100 found this helpful

I have a pair of sheets from the 80s. The fitted sheet has burgundy roses tied with blue ribbons on a very light gray background & the flat sheet is a dark charcoal color. I always wanted to do a room in those colors with light gray walls, charcoal trim & burgundy for either the carpet, furniture or accessories and maybe blue pillows.

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June 18, 2010

What color do I paint the living room walls? I have black furniture, wrought iron with glass tables, and burgundy carpet and curtains? I am wanting to sell.

By Lori from Chicago, IL

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June 18, 20100 found this helpful

I would paint the walls a taupe-grey color.

 
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June 21, 20100 found this helpful

White. Sets off the carpet.

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June 22, 20100 found this helpful

I would go with a neutral, a taupe, beige or very light gray. Any of those would work and any prospective buyer would not find them offensive.

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June 22, 20100 found this helpful

Unless the room is very large, I would go with an off white. White makes a room look larger and it goes with everything.

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July 4, 20100 found this helpful

Taupe/beige looks great. My daughter in law had the beige carpet and did one large wall burgundy, the others 3 light sand. Beautiful.

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April 10, 2018

My bedroom has burgundy carpet and a bed that is gray (medium gray. I would like a lighter gray for walls. What type of gray paint is light, but has no blue tones?

Gray Paint Color Advice to Coordinate with Burgundy Carpet - peek of carpet and chest of drawers
 
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April 10, 20180 found this helpful

A slate gray with golden hues. Any paint store can help you.

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April 12, 20180 found this helpful

Nice looking headboard. You have the foundation for several colors as accents to go with your gray walls.

  • You did not say what color you are using or plan to use for your bed accessories so I assume these will add another dimension to the grays and burgundy.
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  • You can visit whatever store you plan to purchase your paint and tell them what you want and they should be able to help you pick out a shade that will be correct when actually on your walls.
  • Most of these stores also sell a small container (some give it free) of the paint you like for you to test on your wall as wet paint is not always the same shade after it dries.
  • They also have color cards for you to take home - even Walmart has these.
  • You did not mention curtains?
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March 21, 2010

I am decorating a toddlers room that has a burgundy color carpet. Do you have any suggestions on wall colors?

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I have a burgundy carpet, and I'd like to paint my walls. What color do you recommend? I was thinking about orange. What do you think? I live in small apartment, my furniture is beige.

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