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I recently bought furniture for my house and i don't know what colors would match.2 rooms I want to paint nicely are my family room and my bedroom.For my family room my main couch is a light grey corner couch. The rest of my family ro0m furniture consists of white tables. I was thinking of painting one wall with a bright color.I don't what color would work and what color curtains I should get that would match.My bedroom furniture is a shiny oak and I already have a goldish cutain I want to put. Again I don't what color to paint my walls.
If you could help me, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi John,

Thanks for writing and for your wall color questions.  

Beginning with your family room, the light grey couch would work well against either a very light shade or a medium to dark shade of either putty (sort of a grayish brown) or even a pale yellow.  Adding a bright accent wall would work best with putty on three walls and a shot of color (some shade of red - maybe rust) on the accent wall. I personally would recommend a medium to dark shade of color on the walls to add some contrast between your furniture and the wall space.

For your bedroom, I'm assuming the shiny oak is a golden color.  Using your gold curtains is fine, but add contrast to the walls with either a cool green (sage or celery) or a cool blue (grey blue or pale icy blue).  This will give your bedroom a "haven" sort of feel -a comforting, calming atmosphere.  

Hope this gives you some ideas.  

Best,
Jenny

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