Interior Design Q&A: Mixing & Matching Theme Colors

May 30, 2016 | 8:19 pm

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.

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