Decorating & Furniture/WALL COLORS


Hi Jenny, We recently bought a chocolate brown leather sofa and loveseat for our family room.  The room size is 16 x 17.5 and we have a small kitchen that runs off the family room.  The rooms are only divided by a bar.  Our trim in the room is walnut brown and we do not want to paint it.  We are unsure of what colours to paint the room.  We spend alot of time in this room and would like it to be very welcoming.

Thank you,

Hi Trudy,

Some great color combinations for you to consider with chocolate brown are:  pale blue, pale (celery) green, gray (that has a lot of blue tint in it,) latte, and/or tortilla (off white with brown in it).  

From all those choices, I'm hoping you'll find something you love.

Thanks for writing!


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Jennifer Taylor Wojcik


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