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Jenny,
We are re-doing a screened porch.  The floor is painted a tan to match the brick and siding on the home.  The support posts and screen supports are to be painted white.  I would like to paint the ceiling of the screened porch a lovely teal/bright turquoise....what color would go on the white swing and white wicker furniture better - a yellow or red cushion and same for accessories, red or yellow?

THANKS,
Shirley Cherry

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Shirley, Why stop with one accent color?  I'd opt for both red and yellow.  Maybe use the red as a seat cushion, then add both red and yellow accessories.  It will be fabulous.  You may want to add a touch of chocolate brown into the mix as well.  It's a nice "grounding" color.

Regards,
Jenny

PS:  You don't have to use the red/yellow as just solids either.  Consider doing some of the cushions in a patterned fabric.

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