Decorating & Furniture/carpet colour


I am purchasing a new sofa/chair in gold and charcoal wide stripes. What carpet colour would make a contrast to this furniture. I dont really want to match the sofa/chair with the carpet. There are plenty of beige family carpets and this may make the room too much the same. Thank you.

Hi John,

Thanks for your question.  If you want high contrast that will also "coordinate" but not match the chair, choose your favorite shade of red.  I would stay away from the oranges and lean more toward the claret or raspberry shades.  

Greys, yellows/golds and reds are a beautiful and striking combination.


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