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I have dark blue couch and two chairs. I'm not sure what colors I
should use to paint the walls. I would love to do a dark brown with
a lighter brown/taupe for the baseboards etc. ? not sure how that
would look.

Hello Karmin,
Dark blue would look fantastic against a taupe/grey!  Keep the walls pale and highlight the blue.  Adding various pillows to the couch and sofas will also tie in the new wall color.

The baseboards...if they're white, keep them white!  White is beautifully crisp and looks wonderful against color.  If you select the taupe/grey, the white adds sophistication and you can bring in a bit of white in the accessories.

The brown colors can be added with various woods and accessories.  I don't know if you have wood furniture in the room, but if so use them to their maximum effect with the opportunity to "Contrast" light and dark.  You've already started by selecting a pale wall color, now just add the accessories!

Good Luck!
Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied ASID

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Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID


Whole house interior space planning and decorating; kitchen layout, and design trends; residential themed environments; selecting furnishings and accessories for your lifestyle.


12 years experience as an interior designer, FIDER graduate and business owner for 5 years. Speciality area: residential interior designer, NKBA certified kitchen designer, and home office designer


Homes of Color magazine, Las Vegas Life magazine, Tucson Home and Garden magazine.

B.A. Interior Design, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

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