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Okay, we just moved into our first house! We bought a chocolate brown sofa and love seat, the carpet is a very light tan, almost white. The walls right now are a very ugly tan color. Its either not dark enough or not light enough. I have a lot of the “americana” decorations, like red, white and blue things. So i’m wondering what color I could paint the living room to match w/ the brown coches? Should I just not put the decorations in the living room, and hang then else where? Any ideas?

3 Thoughts on What color to paint living room?
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    Kelly
    August 4, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Hmm… I think you should try neutral colors. Browns a pretty easy color to mess with.

    As for the decor, use it in your kitchen or something. red,white, blue, and brown….eh. Not so nice lol.

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    jmac
    August 4, 2011 at 7:58 am

    We just painted our living room / dining room / stairway (it’s all connected). We have 2 red accent walls – one in the dining room and one in the living room behind the tv. The rest of the walls are painted a light tanish color called “fortune cookie” (it really is the color of a fortune cookie). Previously all the rooms were a pale tan color – it was ugly. We used white for the ceiling, bannister and doors – it looks fabulous. I was nervous at first because it wasn’t a “safe” way to go, but it looks great. We have a dark wood tv stand and end tables, and the black tv and speakers really set off the red wal behind them.

    We played around a lot with the Behr paint site before going with our color scheme. It was inspired from one of their brochures. http://www.behr.com/Behr/home#

    I suggest trying something a little risky. It makes a room look so much more sophisticated and elegant and less cookie-cutter or manufactured. It gives your home character. You’ll love it!

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    Shana Ramirez
    August 4, 2011 at 8:19 am

    LA814 Tulip it is a light yellow i like it

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