Phyllis M
Phyllis M
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Asked on Jan 26, 2013

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ZPhyllis MThe Vintage Daisy
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I am re-doing my living room. My sofa and love seat are dark brown micro fiber and my recliner is cinnamon. I want to do a blue and brown theme. I have teal colored curtains, and my throw pillows are teal, soft sage, green floral with a brown background. My walls are a light taupe. I plan on getting a couple of throws and accent pieces but what color should I go with... teal, soft sage, spring green or yellow. I want something that pops!! Thinking about an area rug also.
drapes and throw pillows
drapes and throw pillows
11 answers
  • Z
    on Jan 26, 2013

    Hi Phylis, Is there anyway you can share photos so we can see the fabric and how much of each color is in it?

  • Phyllis M
    on Jan 26, 2013

    not right now, my drapes aren't hung yet, but maybe this afternoon,if I can get hubby to pull out the drill, LOL. Thanks for the interest. Check back later this evening and I hope to have pics.

  • Z
    on Jan 26, 2013

    Will do Phyllis. If he doesn't get the rods up you can always drape the panels over your sofa and take a picture.

  • Phyllis M
    on Jan 26, 2013

    just added a picture

  • The Vintage Daisy
    on Jan 27, 2013

    Being that your walls a a similar color to your furniture I would go with a comination of the colors you listed. It wil add more interest to the room and not be just another block of color in the room. For example a grouping of vases in teal, sage and yellow would look lovely on a dark table. Or a painting with a strong sage background and some of the other colors in it too would look good on the wall.

  • Z
    on Jan 27, 2013

    Oh Plyllis, I love the fabrics in your pillows and drapery. I'm a fabric collector and I'd have bought those panels just because they are so darn gorgeous! I agree with The Vintage Daisy in that I'd use a variety of the colors in the pillow for a more sophisticated look. I don't see the spring green or yellow in the fabrics though.

  • The Vintage Daisy
    on Jan 27, 2013

    She could had those colors in with the throws she had mentioned.

  • Phyllis M
    on Jan 27, 2013

    the picture doesn't show the yellow or sage, my camera isn't the best. I like your ideas Daisy, maybe I can post pics after the room is finished, Hopefully tomorrrow. Thanks for the input.Becky I got the drapes on sale at Penny's, they are a beautiful teal color, and I fell in love with them the moment I laid eyes on them!

  • Z
    on Jan 27, 2013

    I should have known. JCP is my go to place for WTs if I don't plan on making them myself. I love color so adding the greens and yellows along with the blue/teal would be beautiful. In fact yellow blue and green is my favorite three color combo. The shades in your fabrics will be different than my standard colors, but still just as stunning.

  • Phyllis M
    on Jan 27, 2013

    All my WT's come from JCP. Always having a good sale. The floral pillows beleive it or not came from Dollar General on clearance for $3.00 each. I couldn't have made them for that price! The solid ones are from K Mart 2 for $ 14.99. I am a thrift shopper, never pay full price for anything.I was thinking floral arrangements in bright yellow, and I have a lot of aqua/teal glass bottles also.

  • Z
    on Jan 27, 2013

    Wow, you got lucky finding pillows. You can't even buy the pillow forms for those prices! The flowers and bottles sound very pretty.

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