I'm looking for opinions. My style/color choices tend to be "safe" by default, so I'm looking to see if this more "modern" approach would work.
I'm trying to decorate my living room. The walls are currently white and the carpet is beige. The only other thing in the room is a brick fireplace.
I found a great couch for a great price. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it, but it's a 2-piece sectional with a two-cushion love seat and a chaise on the end. The base is black leather and has solid "smokey" grey cushions. The back has throw pillows, alternating between the solid grey and a patterned pillow with a circle pattern that goes between beige and black.
My plan is to replace some of the solid grey throws with accent color pillows. My initial idea was a burnt/rust orange (main accent) and some shade of maroon (secondary accent).
What's happened is that I found the great coffee table that I absolutely love, but it's a "dark brown" finish. I've been reading up on articles about color pallets, and I'm trying to figure if I can get this to work into my living room. Here's a link to the table: http://www.ashleyfurniturehome...T670-8&ref=product-t
My initial tendency is to purchase a black coffee table, but I really love the design of this one.
Now, I have only purchased the couch so far, so most of this is up in the air. I'm just trying to find out if the colors could work together in the room.
I'd be happy to give more info if that will help, but I've tried to be very detailed.
Any advice/help someone might have would be greatly appreciated!
Ok... I found an image of my couch here: http://s4e8f1f640ed3c.img.gost...301544d800484f_l.jpg
Personally, Eric, although the white walls will lighten things up, that furniture all feels very heavy, to me. It's o.k. to mix styles but, if you truly want to go contemporary, how about using a clear glass (or acrylic) coffee table? That way, you could also introduce a metal, too. (With the grey, I'd go for either silver-tones or nickel.)
Did you just purchase this place? It sounds as if a seller neutralized everything. Any reason you don't want to paint and introduce at least some color that way?
Any particular reason why you don't care for the existing pillows on the sectional? They look fine to me. Your multi-colored pillow plan sounds too busy. Yes, it's o.k. to use 2 accent colors. If that were my couch, however, I'd probably just drape a throw artfully across it to introduce one accent color and call it a day - well, that's call it a day for the sectional, anyway. (Yes, I'd probably pick up the other accent color(s) and main color(s) in accessories and artwork, too.)
The rules don't matter. It's about whatever works for you. If you have more photos w/various selections, BTW, it'd be fun to see them.
Best of luck -This message has been edited. Last edited by: AguaBella,
I was planning to do an accent wall, like you said, though which color exactly is totally up for discussion.
I like the idea of a blanket. I wasn't going to replace all of the pillows, just 2 (maybe 3 - 2 orange, 1 maroon).
I just really fell in love with design of that table and I can't find anything comparable to it anywhere else.
I'm thinking I might just go with it and tie in the black with costers or something on the table.
Like I said, I'm just not used to mixing brown with black, but in a world (as you said) where the rules don't matter, I'm thinking I want to give it a go.
The pillows do have that spectrum from beige to black and even have a brown in them, so I guess they're already "tied in."
Thanks again for your advice!
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