Flooring and Carpeting/carpet


hi,i hope you can help me ,i am re-doing my living room,i have sage colored couch, and love seat,will paprika colored carpet go with it,please help

HI Lucille,
You did not say anything about your wall colors, or if this is wall-to-wall carpet (which is what I'd think, since you did not say  "area rug") - so I am not sure how to give you an answer you can actually act on.

So my answer is this:
1. Maybe. Depends on colors of other items, your lighting, room size, and rug size
2. If the carpet is really big or wall-to-wall, I"d say it's not a great color.
3. If it's a smaller area rug, and the paprika is a deep color, then probably ok.
4. see if you can either get a sample, or get the rug on a loan from the store, to check it out.

Hope that helps,

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I am happy to answer questions about the design and fabrication of hand made area rugs, specifically: Hand Knotted Tibetan Rugs. Similar questions that arise about different methods of making other, less authentic types that are called "tibetan" are also possible subjects.


Designer of my own line of authentically-woven Tibetan rugs for over five years. A member of GoodWeave, I can guarantee that no child labor is used in any rugs of my own design. For mo re information about my design philosophy and information about making a high quality Tibetan rug, please see my web site that includes this slide show: http://www.integralcolor.com/silk-road-weaves/slide-show-parts-1-and-2/

IACC / International Association of color consultants/designers: Member since 1996, newsletter editor since 2000. Historic District Commission / Medfield, Massachusetts

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Academia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy University of Minnesota, BA / concentration painting and printmaking University of California, Berkeley: fine arts department, studied painting and printmaking IACC - accredited color consultant/designer since 2000

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