Friday, August 14, 2009

Easy Fix Friday ~ Color Makeover

TODAY WE ARE STARTING A NEW FEATURE CALLED EASY FIX FRIDAY (3RD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH)! :) WE WILL FEATURE A READERS DECORATING DILEMMA AND THE EASY FIX FROM US! Please email if you have a small decorating dilemma you need help with, and you may be featured here on the blog.

Suzanne from New Jersey contacted P4D to get advice on what color to paint her living room. Currently, she has a very monotone color scheme consisting of very light beige (almost white) couches and wall color. The only punch of color is the wine and beige colored rug. She is looking for a wall color that will brighten up the room and make the furniture more visible.

All 3 of the wall colors (Sherwin Williams) to chose from will make the couches pop, but staying within a nice warm color scheme. We suggest accenting with dark chocolate browns and dark reds (similar to that in the rug). A dark wood coffee table and chocolate colored throw pillows would add a nice contrast to the light couch and make the color of the walls pop a little more. Our "easy fix" color palette recommendation:

Some accents that would complement this color palette:

1. Target's Metro Coffee Table

2.Land's End Combed Cotton Cable Knit Throw in mahagony

3. West Elm's Bronze Ceramic Table Lamp

For furniture placement, if space permits, we would angle the chase lounge and place a small chocolate wood table between it and the couch. If not, you may want to push the two couches together (but keeping that window open would be a nice option). Add a nice lamp and you got yourself a warm and cozy living space. Good luck!

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