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I have a sofa a matching recliner that is all one color and that color is a deep maroon that looks somewhat brown or bronze in color. I just recently went under contract to purchase a new home and I am scheduled to close in April. I just need some ideas of the what colors I could use as accent colors. Examples pillows, pictures, flowers, window treatments etc. My walls will remain a eggshell color.


Hi Belinda,
When you say deep maroon that looks somewhat brown or bronze, does it lean more toward a red-violet color or a red-orange color?  It will make all the difference as to what color combinations will work.
For red-violet based maroon try pairing it with tones of orange or green, or yellow and blue-violets.
If it is leaning toward more of a red-orange base, pair it with a yellow-orange and blue, or the green and red-violet.  All of these are split complimentary color schemes.  You can try it for yourself with a simple color wheel that you can purchase at any local craft store.  Have fun!  Hope this helps!

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I am a Certified Interior Designer, Redesign and Home Staging Professional as well as a Certified Color expert. Therefore I am can assist with questions regarding space planning and furniture arrangement, color selection, art and accessory placement. I am also able to answer questions regarding the selection and sourcing of furniture and flooring materials as well as custom window treatments.


I started in the industry as a design consultant in the custom window treatment and home furnishings industry. I have gone on to establish my own full service interior decorating business, Kimberly Boyer Interiors, with specialities in redesign, home staging and color consultations. I was also a featured designer on MyHome2.0 a Verizon Fios sponsered Home Technology Makeover Show.

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