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we are repainting the inside of our church. It is now white. we need help on picking the right colors. the new carpet is a mixture of purples and a small amount of blue. the purple is on the order of plum. i could send pictures if needed. we have several walls and could use two or three different colors.

Hi Karen,

I would go with a light, soft purple that coordinates with the darker purples and blue. It doesn't have to match. Be sure to take a carpet sample with you when paint shopping. It just needs to be a complementary color. If there are alcoves, I would go up three to four shades of the same color to accent those spaces.

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Susan Matthews

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Susan Matthews


I'm here to help you create a luxe look by making the most of any room within any budget. I welcome questions about furniture placement, colors, style, accessories and more.


I am a guest host and lifestyle expert for QVC - the premier home shopping network. I'm trained in redesign which entails using what you already own to create a new look. I own Decorvention - a redesign company based in the Philadelphia area. My articles have been published in national and regional publications.

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