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Old 05-27-2011, 08:27 AM - Thread Starter
 
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DH and I are re-doing our bedroom.  Currently, we have a brown duvet and our walls are a peachy color.  We are going to change things up a bit and buy this set this weekend: http://www.target.com/Springmaid-Indigo-Trellis-Comforter-Set/dp/B004M92AS0/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&searchView=list&keywords=springmaid&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-13&qid=1306503931&rh=subjectbin%3A1041482&searchRank=target104545&id=Springmaid%20Indigo%20Trellis%20Comforter%20Set&node=1038576%7C1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0

 

But I'm stuck on what color the walls should be? I'd really like to give it a fresh look and I'm tired of the peach.  So what do you recommend?  I'm open to anything!!!  Also, our furniture is dark brown/walnut color. 

 

The first color that came to my mind would be yellow but a majority of our house is already that color - maybe go a shade or two lighter? 


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Some kind of green - anything from bright grassy green to something softer would give you a brigher, still crisp look.  

 

Yellow would look good too - I agree, but it's nice to have something different if you have it elsewhere, so I get that. 

 

The right blue (light blue, cooler side - like a robin egg or sky blue) would work nicely with blue/white bedding and dark brown furnishings.  Toss in yellows/oranges/reds as accents.

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Some kind of green - anything from bright grassy green to something softer would give you a brigher, still crisp look.  

 

Yellow would look good too - I agree, but it's nice to have something different if you have it elsewhere, so I get that. 

 

The right blue (light blue, cooler side - like a robin egg or sky blue) would work nicely with blue/white bedding and dark brown furnishings.  Toss in yellows/oranges/reds as accents.


Awesome.  Thanks for the ideas, mama!! :)  Another person suggested the green color, too - like a lime green but not too bright. 
 

 


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Pashmina by Benjamin Moore is one of my favorite wall colors. I always thought it would look beautiful with navy blue and dark furniture :) 


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I consider navy to be kind of a neutral. There aren't many colors that don't look good with it.

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Because orange is opposite the color wheel from blue, a coral color would be really pretty with the navy and white bedspread.  Like this:

Coral + Navy.jpg


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Because orange is opposite the color wheel from blue, a coral color would be really pretty with the navy and white bedspread.  Like this:

Coral + Navy.jpg



I didn't get the exact bedspread that I posted but instead a quilt with a very similiar pattern and that pretty blue color.  It's amazing how much of a differene the new quilt has made in our room and I'm actually starting to LIKE the peach again.  It's not as loud as it was with the brown duvet cover.  I think we just had too much brown in our room ( I even took down the brown valances and just kept the white wood blinds up - that made a difference, too ).  But I would like to eventually get some nice throw pillows or just make my own. You've given me some great inspiration, mamas!

 


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Oh good!  I am glad you are liking the wall color.  It is amazing what the right color combinations together can do to a space!

 


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