Decorating & Furniture/choosing paint color


bed frame  color
bed frame color  
Hi Jennifer, I would like to purchase an upholstered bed frame in a sand color but I would like to paint my bedroom first. What would be a nice paint color ? Also, I would like to get new carpet , but I am confused with so many carpet colors, textures, patterns etc.?   How do I select a carpet color? DO I pick a carpet based on furniture color or wall color?  I attached a picture of one of the bed frame styles I like, in color "sand"for a better idea.

Hi Elsa,

The upholstered frame is beautiful, and as for what color to paint the wall, the world of color is open to you.  

A darker shade of sand would be beautiful and will make the bed frame stand out.  Something in the brown family would work as well - and that includes anything from sand to chocolate.  I would consider staying in the mid range for a wall color.

Carpet is a backdrop as is wall color.  My best advice is to keep the carpeting neutral in color and texture.  I would avoid large patterns or busy textures.  One "safe" choice is berber.  Using a berber in a 'sand' color with flecks of other color incorporated in it, paired with a neutral 'sand' wall color will be a cohesive color combination that allows you to accentuate your beautiful new bed frame and linens.  That's your best bet.

Remember - wall color is easy to change if you tire of it; carpeting and furniture are larger expenses that aren't so easily changed to suit your tastes.  Put your rich color into bed linens, accessories and items that can be economically changed.

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