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Old 02-18-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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This room has no problem with light at all. It's not a true basement (split level house) Not a single part of the lower level is underground and there is a huge sliding glass door for even more light.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:55 PM
 
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I'm not liking the green or the yellow with the funiture you have.

Brown leather can't handle vivid pure colors. Muted colors look best with leather.

I think an earth tone, a spice tone, or a muted green would look great.





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Old 02-19-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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I agree with the earth tone or spice tone idea. We just painted our house full of sandy yellows and burnt orange type colors, we have leather furniture and dark wood too and it looks great actually! Esp if you don't have a problem with natural light in there. Try Sherwin Williams' website's "color visualizer" or something like that where you can plug in different colors and get a feel for what different shades will look like in a room. It's not exact at all, but gives you a starting point for ideas. Also wal-mart has some "better homes and gardens" brochures with "spicey colors" themes, next to their paint chips. I didn't buy my paint from there, but I took a lot of ideas from those leaflets!

Here are some pictures of my house so you can see how the earthy rust colors work with dark brown stuff. Maybe you like it, maybe not. Hope it helps one way or the other
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Nice idea, campmom. I used one of those computer programs one time and it really helped me decide what color to paint the outside of our ranch style home. We picked "pumpkin" for the outside basement wall and I never would have chosen that; it turned out very well.

We used that terra cotta for our kitchen when we redid it this past summer and it really turned out nicely.
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:05 PM
 
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I actually love the styling you came up with in the green photo, very fun! If the green is a no go, how about a color similar to the color of the tray on the ottoman...
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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I have similar-ish colored furniture in my family room. We painted the walls a gray-ish called Taupestone. I think it's Valspar. I really like the way it looks, and had planned to get something wtih red for throw pillows and curtain panels prior to finding out my husband's job was transferred.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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What do ya'll think if I painted the walls a nice beige, not too light, and then did bright colors like Orange for the rug and pillows? Maybe doing a "sophisticated" Chicago Bears theme? I cant stand red, but LOVE orange. :-)
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I like the colors in this rug, a little blue (or is that gray?), brown, and some shades of rust and orange Italia Collection - Tibetan Carpets
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