Interior Design Q&A: Mixing & Matching Theme Colors

Paint selection getting you down?

Paint selection getting you down?

Q.  I have deep olive green rugs in both my living room and dining room (which is combined). Currently my walls are painted celery ice, and my living room furniture is medium tone olive green with cream flowers thru it. I would like a color that brings out my rug and my furniture. I’m thinking yellow, but am not sure of what shade of yellow to choose.

A.  Because you are working with so many rich, dark colors you may want to consider a lighter color that will draw out your olive green rugs and living room furniture. A warm cream or gold tone may help your olive green accents “pop” and become the focus of your room. I would suggest purchasing a small amount of the color of your choice and actually painting a small portion of the wall. Start with a color that is a shade lighter than you might originally consider. The paint will look more intense after it is on the wall. For more information on color or design contact Tuckey Restoration.


DISCLAIMER: This article is provided as a reference guide only.  All interior design, 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.

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