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Jan 21, 2013, 08:48 AM
pat_dalcais
Dark bedroom theme
I'm trying to design a new look for my bedroom. It's currently mostly black and white with very little color and I think it needs some color. So I'm going to start with changing the bedding/rugs to see if I can spice it up.

Here is a link to a bedset that I would like to be the centerpiece for my room.

http://www.amazon.com/Veratex-...forter/dp/B008JV0VS8

I just don't know how to incorporate color into this theme. Crimson or plum sheets/shams/bed skirt/rugs? Should I upgrade my wall decor to introduce color? I don't want the purple or red to be overpowering, just enough to pop out.

Thanks.
Jan 21, 2013, 09:45 AM
Froo Froo
Welcome! Eleghant bedding. IF IT WERE ME, I would paint the walls the tan from the bedding and feature black iron headboard that is high and calls attention to the bed. I would keep the space monochromatic with lots of textural interest, attention to details and another pattern scale. There would some metal finishes and mirror or glass for sparkle. The drapes would be black (perhaps a matte and satin shadow stripe) with tan sheers and the room trim white including a rich crown. More white would punctuate the room for a crisp contrast. There would be no need for a colorful accent, but if desired, a spicy/earthy red might keep things lively.

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Jan 21, 2013, 01:03 PM
Cavin
The problem with a very specific two color fabric is it's limitations for adding other colors. One large item in the room, say an area rug or bold painting would give you a jumping off point to add one or two other accent colors. I like Froo's suggestions with the exception of the black drapes (sorry). Regardless if you add other color or not, keep the drapes neutral. There is enough contrast in the bedding already. Some things in a room, especially a bedroom, need to be quiet and stay in the background.
Jan 21, 2013, 04:43 PM
pat_dalcais
Thank you both. I do like the suggestions so far. I will definitely look for a nice colored shag rug for the foot of the bed and perhaps a couple clear, colored vases for that shine.

I agree that a light paint will help contrast the color, and even with limitations they will stand out. Less is more!
Jun 28, 2013, 09:06 AM
laurastewart
Gorgeous bedding! I think a deep red or purple wallpaper could really help add some color to the room without being overpowering, especially if you did more of a solid than a print. You could tie in the wall color with some pillows that compliment it as well, and also add a few accents in the gold since that is a very eye-catching part of the bedding.

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Jun 28, 2013, 09:27 AM
annie17
Have you already purchased it? It doesn't look like it is available.



Jun 28, 2013, 12:17 PM
lady of shallot
Whenever I read a question about color schemes it makes me wonder about the astrology sign of the person asking the questions (and answering them too if the advice is about a specific color)

Pat has very definite color choices but they would be so diametrically opposite to anything I would choose that I could not advise her.