Decorating & Furniture/Colour choice


I have just bought a sofa and armchair in a beige/fawn colour, classic style. There is a brown fitted carpet and cream curtains. The room is 15x15 feet in a Victorian house with cornices and dadoes. Everything looks too beige and muted.
What accent colours would be best. I can change the wall colour, it's whte under the dado rail and "tiramasu" above!
Can you help?

First and foremost, get rid of the white wall under the wainscotting, and at least paint it the same tiamasu as above.  Then add splashes of color (select one or two bold/vibrant colors and go with them).  With your color scheme, you can add virtually any color, so go with your favorite.  If you like blue, stay away from baby blue and go for royal or a regal navy.  If you like reds, lean toward cranberry or bright red, avoiding orangey ones.  Greens are another good choice, and here you could opt for several tones of moss to celery to forest greens.  

Your color canvas right now is what I'd call monochromatic; all shades of the same color.  By introducing a new, bold color, you'll enliven the space immediately.  You can do thta with pillows, throws, accessories etc. and it won't break the bank.

If you like a more modern, elegant look, add black as the predominant accessory color and then fill in with cranberries or reds.


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