If you need a wall color (or two), I'd collect any and all available fabric samples (say pillow covers, small rugs, drapery samples or sofa/chair armchair covers) and/or other inspiration pieces (artwork or pottery, for example) and haul them with me to the paint store to check with paint chips.
If the colors harmonize, you can then paint a couple of paint samples on your wall(s) or prepare a sample board to verify the colors in your own light exposures.
Welcome. Sounds like reds, greens and tans are found in your fabrics. It is always wise to draw scheme inspiration and wall color backdrop to them via the fabrics (or papers) used. If you are doing just that, take color cues from the fabrics by matching chips to the tans and greens which are both neutrals. View chips under the varied lighting conditions of each space which will help reveal their undertones. If you're considering resale in the not too distant future or desire great flexibility of change of scheme based on new fabrics down the line, then tans are the way to go. Once you've matched the tans to the tans that you now have in your spaces, opt for the hue value that works w/ the room's lighting, trim, wood stains, flooring, built ins. The test board suggestion is what we here frequently recommend. Sample sizes of most paint brands are readily available for this purpose.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Froo Froo,
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I agree with all the above, but want to add - don't forget grays. If I get a chance to decorate another house anytime soon, I plan to do shades of gray (no literary pun intended, and that's "grey" anyway), and use all the colors you mentioned as accent colors.