Decorating & Furniture/Colors for a room


I have a room with a brown leather sofa and loveseat.  I plan to decorate with red (curtains) and rust (pillows) and perhaps paint the walls with a pale gold or yellow-beige color. I have a piece of fabric that I will make pillows out of that was my inspiration.  It has a bluish background with red and rust suade-like stripes.  Will these colors work?  What other accent color goes with red and rust? I would like something in the blue/green/purple family.

Is there a web site somewhere were you can pick a color and it will show you the shades in each color that will coordinate with it?

Reds and russets are great colors.  The accent colors that work best with reds are greens because they are color opposites.  My favorite combination with dark brown is pale icy blue and gold.  

Good for you in taking your color cues from fabric.  You can trust that all those colors will work together.  

As for a web site that allows you to select and see color, visit


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