paint, color, questions, L-A-, losangeles-
Your furniture fits your room, nice proportion. I agree with TheDecorator you already have a great color scheme with black, white and tan. The most beautiful rooms I've seen proportion the main and accent colors throught the room so that there are no "dead" areas that don't seem to have color or contrast in your case. I like the look of white trim with tan walls close to the color of the sofa. The white trim will "pop" with the tan walls and black furniture. Once the room is painted it will become much easier to see what you need. I would paint the coffee table maybe silver or white. Fortunately there are a lot of magazines that show this color scheme.
The fireplace certainly needs a darker, bolder colour. Deep purple as one poster mentioned, or even deep red/ maroon would look very nice. Not sure about the chocolate colour for the sofa though, it seems to clash with the wooden floor. Would be better if it is a lot darker, but you do have a very nice room!
Well, I think that the fireplace wall would look nice a graphite or gunmetal grey. On the remaining walls I would take some of the grey from the accent wall and add a little into an off-white paint color. If you feel like re-doing your firepalce I would definately do slate tiles. Add an area rug just big enough to add a little texture to the room but to where you can still see your beautiful floors (I would suggust something in a nuetral shade with a large print). Then all you have to do is add your punch of color (which in this color scheme almost any vibrant eye-catching color will work) in the accessories.
Just remeber top have fun with it, and make it you. I'm sure it will turn out great! Keep us updated on your progress! :-D
I think a terra cotta color would add a pop of color and not be to bold. I like your furnature but need to get a accent rug.
I think that the fireplace wall would look awesome in a deep purple!!! It would contrast nicely with the blue door and yellow cabinet curtains you have. Since you have small punches of contrasting colors, and I think that is workeng really well, I'd continue adding mixes of colors that compliment eachother, keeping the neutral "base". it's different and you've pulled it off really well so far! maybe do the other walls an off-white with a purple undertone to bring it all together. i'd keep the fireplace lighter as well so it pops off the wall.
btw- that swivel chair to the left on the bottom picture... i have a book called 'home cheap home' with the same chair in it... where did you find it? ALL of your furniture is beautiful.
I'm really excited to see an update on this one, please let us know what you decide!
I love your room!! I would select a focal wall, I would choose the fire place. Paint it a deep warm mocha or chocolate, do the main walls in warm tan with a crisp white trim. The fireplace needs drama. . .add four images (blk-wht) framed in a bold black frame, off white matt or a single image also framed in black. If you have the budget. . .get the fireplace framed in (still keeping it working) so that it extends to the ceiling so that has more of a contemporary look. Your black chair suggests that you like modern. . . .
If you can do lighting, I would do a floor lamp on either side of the sofa or add a contemporary focal piece chandelier over the coffee table or add two hanging ceiling lamps on either side of the fireplace. If you go with the hanging lamps on either side, I would get two matching tables with a dark wood top for either side with brushed chrome silver handles or bottom. I would also get a coffee table table that was more square thus giving the room a more updated look. The red looks great so, go a few throw pillows that incorporate the reds, browns and black for the sofa. I love the sofa and chairs. I would also change the yellow fabric in the china cabinet and go with the glass if not, cut panels to fit and cover them with a more natural material that goes back to your area rug. If not, add a few lights for drama and keep it open! You can add these yourself from a do it yourself home store. Takes 10mins. If you don't have a place for the dishes, go to Ikea and get the simple white plates and simple glasses that you can use everyday and display them. Simplicity in multiples adds unity and drama.
Good luck, I'm sure whatever you decide, it will be beautiful!
I definitely think a warm orange would be awesome. Look at this house: http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_design_living_area/article/0,1793,HGTV_3376_5482773_05,00.html
Also, I LOVE your sofa...can you tell me who made it? Thanks!
Gold is my first pick. But an orangey color would go nicely with what you've got. Blue on the other hand would make the floor and warm woods really POP!
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