Does anyone have suggestions for 'reusing' this painting?

this began as an old painting I found, its been 'repainted' a couple of times and now i'm redoing livingroom in 'shades of gray' and black and can't decide what colors to use to repaint. Please help and I do like a 'POP' of color...just not sure which one. thanks also, i'd like something to keep my very comfortable leather chair.
q does anyone have suggestions for reusing this painting
my favorite color is red but I don't want it in this room anymore.
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  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Oct 09, 2017
    If this was mine I would paint white, then do splashes of reds, oranges and grays to go with your gray and black. I know you said you don't want to go with red, but paired with orange you might like it. My decorator always said, "It's only paint!"
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Oct 09, 2017
    Other than red with gray and black you could use fuchsia, bright yellow, aqua/turquoise, purple, silver.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Oct 09, 2017
    Just found this.
  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Oct 09, 2017
    What kind of a painting is it? Any chance of a picture?
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 09, 2017
    So, Line all your old paint colours up and any samples you like the look of and
    splash a bit of each till you are happy with your composition.......
  • Pat16265006 Pat16265006 on Oct 09, 2017
    Mauve & & Pinks mixed with light grey & off white - if you are using modern furniture - I'd do whirlinds & shwirls - let the kids do it they are creative.
  • Patricia Patricia on Oct 09, 2017
    the reds or deep pink will look great-- just try to make some different color squares-- large ones
  • Mandy Pfeifer Mandy Pfeifer on Oct 09, 2017
    My current project is upcycling a canvas. I've gone for yellow paint. I'll be attaching fake cherry blossom,butterflies and fairy lights!
    With black and gray as a background you can have any colour you fancy!
    Best wishes whatever colour you choose!
  • Michaela Strausberg Michaela Strausberg on Oct 09, 2017
    I might make a black border all way around about two inches wide ,then a white one ,question to me is how modern are your furnishings,love the chair and you know you can add some stuffing to the back pillow they almost always have a zipper on bottom
  • Bijous Bijous on Oct 09, 2017
    The impression I get from the painting right now is wistful. As you know your base colors of black, white and brown "seat" or stabilize the painting. Therefore, any other color you want to use will work. I would work with the red/pink and incorporate your stable colors and one other warm color and make your grays cool grays. You can even paint a cover of a pillow for the brown chair that use three of the colors in the new painting. Good luck.
  • Joyce Scott Joyce Scott on Oct 10, 2017
    Over the years, I have found that my personal palette hasn't changed. Using blacks grey and reds can be contemporary, modern, classic, or whatever you wish. The style depends on what you have, what you might want to add or subtract from your room, AND how you excessorize. For your intense items of interest, primary colors of blue and yellow in any of their hues can make a bold statement. Remember to go with what feels right to you.
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