Decorating & Furniture/Painting bedroom


My husband and I just purchased solid mahgony antique replica bedroom furniture.  We are not sure what colors to paint and what kind of carpeting to purchase.  We are somewhat on the daring side, we are not afraid of bold colors.  I thought may-be something in the red family ut I am not sure if that will clash with the furniture.  I would really like some advice and I thank-you in advance.

Hi Janet,

Glad to hear you're bold, and happier to hear you like reds.  Most any of the reds will work with your mahogany furniture (except pink).  You may want to consider a Chinese red, a red orange or even a nutmeg (brownish red).  These deeper shades of red will require two coats unless you use a tinted primer, but it will be well worth the effort when you see the beautiful results.  

Add some golden highlights to the room in terms of bed linens or trims.  It will be beautiful.


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