Interior Design Q&A: Complementing Off White and Light Green

What colors go with off white and light green in a living room?

What colors go with off white walls and light green curtains in a living room?  Let’s see……

Q.  I have a living room with light off white walls and light green curtains. What should I use as a complementary color. I was thinking of something in a shade of burgundy or rust. I need help.

A. Because green and red are complimentary colors, varying shades of them often work wonderfully together. It may work well to go with the rust or terra cotta color (depending on the shade of green). One-way to “test run” the colors you want to use before actually purchasing them is to view them in a virtual room. Many of the home centers or paint company websites ( allow you to view their paint samples in a “virtual room” before purchasing them. For more direction or help with these and other online services, please contact us.


DISCLAIMER: This article is provided as a reference guide only.  All mechanical, electrical, plumbing, remodeling, metal fabrication, and restoration projects should be handled by a qualified, professional contractor like the Tuckey Companies.  Information presented here is of a general nature that may not be applicable in all situations. Tips, articles, and accompanying information do not represent an official recommendation of the Tuckey Companies.

(Text Copyright 2014, The Tuckey Companies)

(Picture By Tim Collins (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

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