Question Our home is 150 yrs, victorian brick. Colors are ivory wainscoat throughout w/accents merlot, sage and gold. The room in question is guestroom office 10' x 12' with an additional nook 5 x 6' which houses an ivory antique desk. The color of the new carpet is medium sage...almost a neutral as the room is rather dark until late afternoon. On the 12' wall is the new sofa, called "antique". Colors: cream background with muted roses and leaves. The sofa looks out onto the 2nd story deck from the room's only window. The window is very tall. My question is: Can I paint the wall benind the sofa a deep accent color such as plum or in the deep red family? The wainscoating is antique ivory. If so, what color would you suggest I paint the remaining walls? Thank you!!!
Answer Most certainly - and I would stay in the deep plum/aubergine family. It will be a beautiful accent wall. The remaining walls can be done in either a medium to light sagey green (anything from celery to sage) with great results. If you want something more neutral, opt for taupe.
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