What colour box should I paint behind these pictures, to tie them in ?

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The wall is a neutral Taupe colour. The dining chairs are red and the colours in the living room are red, gold and brown with a little sliver.
q what colour box should i paint behind these pictures to tie them in
I fell like I need a colour behind the pictures to make them pop!
q what colour box should i paint behind these pictures to tie them in
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 19, 2017
    My opinion the pictures speak for themselves and no color additional color is necessary.

  • Jen Jen on Dec 19, 2017
    black would make the white backgrounds stand out

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    • Patsy47 Patsy47 on Dec 21, 2017
      Try a dark charcoal color, less harsh than straight black......Behr has one called "intellectual" we have used many times and it's always been a winner! Don't be afraid...it's just paint!!

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Dec 19, 2017
    Just an idea, it might be fun to have them hang right up against each other and build a large frame out of pallet wood to frame them all in together, you could paint the pallet wood frame any color, or distress it and make it look aged.

    • Debbie Debbie on Dec 19, 2017
      That would probably look okay if I had the talent to do that. Not sure if I want a frame around them, though. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Nanna Nanna on Dec 19, 2017
    Ohh, i think (my opinion of course) is to paint a square maybe 8" or so outside (and inside) with Silver Paint. It would tie in the features you have of silver, and 'anchor' the pic set. Please show what you picked as a finish. Pretty area!

    • Debbie Debbie on Dec 19, 2017
      I like the silver idea, too! Just a matte silver so there’s not shine. I am so grateful for all the people who answered so quickly!

  • Melissa V Melissa V on Dec 19, 2017
    I think they have enough going on as it is, but if you want to make them stand out from the wall color, try painting the edges or border of the canvas black, or they have some neat metal-look paint to choose from too. That would be cool! Let us know what you do!

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Dec 19, 2017
    I would use a slightly darker shade of taupe behind the pictures. This would draw the eye to your arrangement and make them stand out, but would not detract from the colors in the artwork. also, it would be neutral enough to match the other colors in the room without adding a large block of contrasting color.

    • Debbie Debbie on Dec 19, 2017
      I actually never thought of that. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Jewel Axtman Jewel Axtman on Dec 19, 2017
    I would go with a Gray. I have a bedroom with 2 light gray walls & others are a dark Gray. I never get the itch to remove those. I have 2 walls in L room called Butter, that's nice too. Your dining area is wonderful. Do another picture when you decide

    • Debbie Debbie on Dec 19, 2017
      Thanks,Jewel, I’m happy with it, too. Just wanted to know if I should do something to make those pictures pop. Can’t believe all the good ideas offered here. This is my first time using Hometalk Questions. I might wait until spring when I can open the windows to paint. Too freezing cold up here in Canada right now! Lol

  • SandyG SandyG on Dec 19, 2017
    The pictures are the focus, so I would not attach a frame to each one. They could stand on their own just as they are. Why not paint a frame or leave spaced as they are and put a wooden frame around the group of pictures. Hard to tell about wall color with the picture. I would mimic the pictures somewhat with something centerpiece/decor on the table.

  • Jen Jen on Dec 19, 2017
    you could try with some construction paper to test before you take the leap and paint

    • Debbie Debbie on Dec 19, 2017
      That is brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that? I will try that out, for sure! Thanks!

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 19, 2017
    I would keep them the same distance apart, but build a frame around them and paint the frame black with a thinnish silver line that would be close to the picture for further contrast. If you want, in my opinion it would really be fine the way they are, tie in the pictures with the table below it by putting a fruit bowl on the table with the same fruits.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 19, 2017
    Black. Hands down.

  • Debbie Debbie on Dec 19, 2017
    Brilliant! Now why didn’t I think of that! That will help a lot. Thanks!

  • Debbie Debbie on Dec 19, 2017
    I’m glad that I’m on the right track. Usually I have this stainless fruit holder on the table. I have a tablecloth on the table right now cause I’m getting ready for dinner

  • Sylvie JN Sylvie JN on Dec 20, 2017
    green like the apple or grey like the water

  • Kathi Ables Kathi Ables on Dec 21, 2017
    Green Apple

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 21, 2017
    Naw...black would bring out the black in the fruit art....a little black is like a little black dress....always appropriate...always adds a dash of class

  • Sandy Sandy on Dec 21, 2017
    ok I'm going bold. Try the yellow from the lemon and frame out with silver

    • Emily Hill Jordan Emily Hill Jordan on Dec 23, 2017
      My exact same opinion! Looking around the room I think The yellow would really pop. I would keep it on the thinner side though so not to go overpowering.

  • Nancy Nardone Nancy Nardone on Dec 21, 2017
    like the tree the fruit comes off is brown and wood is brown. do it with wood brown

  • Kathy Kathy on Dec 22, 2017
    BIU ☺ I also think black might be too harsh. Stay with your dark brown




  • Emily Hill Jordan Emily Hill Jordan on Dec 23, 2017
    I say yellow!!!