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Aug 16, 2013, 11:23 PM
Living Room
I have painted my living room a light green. The color is Sage Morsel from Lowes. I am now trying to figure out what colors and style will go with this color. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Aug 17, 2013, 12:27 AM
Green is a good neutral and will go well with lots of colours. I am not of the belief that it is necessary to have your wall colour present in all your fabrics and accessories. Do a google search of " Sage Morsel Valspar images" and you will find pictures of rooms decorated with it. Here it is with chocolate brown furniture and aqua blue accents.

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Aug 17, 2013, 08:01 AM
Froo Froo
I agree greens are neutrals. That being said, it is wise for novice decorators to draw scheme inspiration from fabrics or papers. The inspirational print found, pull one color from it for the walls factoring such things as flooring, furniture, room lighting conditions, and the feel you seek. I offer this advice with an eye toward future spaces.

Carry a wall color chip with you as you progress for reference. tzho it is true that your green need not be present in your upholstery or rug, I personally like to repeat it in small doses around the room as even tho it is a neutral, it unifies the space. it is personal pt reference really. Keep in mind that various hue values of the wall green can be repeated a bit in a print in the room that can feature another neutral like the brown posed or a charcoal gray or black and white. In any event, the main point is that green is considered a neutral affording you flexibility with scheme from neutrals to complimentary colors to a monochromatic scheme. If print interest is lacking, consider a mix of at least two scales along with textures. This is especially essential in a monochromatic space.
Aug 17, 2013, 08:18 AM
Thank you so much. I didn't think of looking at the color online that way. Can't wait to get started now!
Aug 18, 2013, 07:53 PM
It appears to be a terrific grey/green neutral, Lakegirl.

I know it's tempting to paint first. WRT future rooms and homes, I suggest you locate a color inspiration, e.g. rug, artwork, accessories - whatever you like, first and then use that to match/find the appropriate paint shades. It'll save you tons of time, IMHO.

Good Luck!
Aug 21, 2013, 06:51 AM
I think grey sofas and black wood accents would go perfectly with your green walls. I love the combination of these colors. I have picked the same from Furniture Zone & Sleep Shop
Aug 21, 2013, 01:34 PM