What goes with pine green?

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My mom bought a pine green sofabed because it was on sale and she has a 1-bedrm condo and wanted a place for a guest to sleep. But she hates green:( how can I help her accessorize, with a throw rug, pillows, lamps, wall art, so the room doesn't seem to scream 'GREEN!! when you walk into it? She's 84 and can't afford a new couch, but hates her living rm now.
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  • Rebecca Rebecca on Nov 10, 2014
    I think the key is to pull in a few accessories elsewhere in the room that have some of that green, even if they're not solid colored. If the sofa is the only green piece, it will look like a mistake and be the first thing anyone sees. I have a BIG green sofa (which I love) and have used throw pillows with a touch of it on a pair of chairs as well as a decorative bowl. My room is mostly neutral with dark woodwork, but I think the plan would work just as well with a lighter or brighter color scheme, whichever makes your mom happy.
  • Rebecca Rebecca on Nov 10, 2014
    I was just thinking...green, navy, gold, burgundy = very "Ralph Lauren" look. Green, coral, cream = very soft modern look. Green, brown, tan = natural! even woodsy look. I could go on and on...
  • Renee Confere Renee Confere on Nov 11, 2014
    I like a dull mustard color with pine green tones it down a bit , maybe 2 solid and 2 print pillows on the couch
  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Nov 11, 2014
    Well you can accessorize all around the pine green sofa but you will still see the largest piece in the room as GREEN. Did you know you can paint fabric on furniture to completely change the color? It is a bit of work but not difficult at all. There are tons of photos on the internet of before and after chairs painted with acrylic paint from the home improvement stores! I myself just finished an antique armchair which had red fabric & wooden curved arms & did the fabric in a deep gray & the arms/legs in an off white. Change was stunning! If you are so inclined to consider this to help your Mom, there are tutorials along with photos I mentioned....then you can give her place a whole new fresh look instead of just trying to pretend the green sofa isn't there. Best of Luck!
  • Sonia Maria Bento Sonia Maria Bento on Nov 11, 2014
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  • Kelly Kelly on Nov 12, 2014
    Plum is a great accent with Green and makes it look much richer. Use a muted plum if you want it softer.
  • Colimbia1 Colimbia1 on Nov 12, 2014
    You could get a sofa cover and cover the green completely.
  • AmyD AmyD on Nov 14, 2014
    I like the Ralph Lauren idea too. Go with tartan plaids and rustic refined kind of look.
  • Narcissa Narcissa on Jan 25, 2015
    If she likes Victorian or Country French. I would go with soft rose, cabbage rose print with some blue toile even creamywhite and rose stripes too. Laura Ashley style. That would really be beautiful. Take a cream throw, place over part of the couch add pillows . I would Love it...
  • Country Design Home Country Design Home on Jan 25, 2015
    Since you are in Florida, how about a tropical or ocean theme using shades of blues and greens. You don't say what style sofa it is, but I'm guessing its a skirted two or three-cushioned sofa with some squared edges. Soften those up with soft blue and aqua pillows, add a chunky white cotton knitted throw, sisal rug and some ocean-themed artwork. If you add some creamy white painted furniture that will lighten up the room as well.
  • Cloudrider53 Cloudrider53 on Jan 26, 2015
    There are a lot of variations of green, I would go with the more blue than green kind of green. Such as mint green or turquoise and add white to it. Also, try textured throw pillows in white and light blue. Put something interesting on the wall, which will draw your eyes away from the couch. If all else fails get a slip cover in a color that she loves.
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