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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2009
3:56 AM

Post #6122559

Just wondering...what 2 colors would you NEVER put together.

I can't stand grey and brown together.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

February 16, 2009
2:54 AM

Post #6144517

mauve and mint green

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6147408

Those colors were real popular in the early eighties.
superk
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2009
7:09 PM

Post #6156544

Pink and black.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2009
7:13 PM

Post #6156563

Would you do pink and brown?
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

February 18, 2009
9:05 PM

Post #6157015

Yes, I would do pink and brown but the right pink and the right brown. The darkest I'd go with the brown is a cocoa.
Although I have seen dark browns with pink and it has looked fine - it is not for me.
detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2009
8:53 PM

Post #6174647

I love the pink and brown together and also the the blue and brown that your seeing now...I'm thinking about the blue and brown for my bedroom..."one day"...

I do not like mauve and blue together from once upon a time back...LOL
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

March 18, 2009
7:59 PM

Post #6286155

LOL mauve and blue, good ol' country decorating :)

I think hunter green is often over-used in that same decorating scheme.

detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

March 18, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #6287102

yuck,yuck,yuck :-) lol
ooojen
Lewiston, MN

March 23, 2009
1:42 PM

Post #6307455

Would purple and orange be too obvious a choice? :D

I agree about gray and brown. Maybe, maaaybe if the gray is a light blue-gray you might be able to make it work, but still not my top choice.

One that IMO is very "touchy" is yellow and red. If you get the shades just right, it can look wonderful, but miss it by a hair, and it looks really icky to me.
50glee
Huntersville, NC

April 7, 2009
3:11 AM

Post #6375749

Im doing my library in turquoise (sea blue green) and mahogany brown. . .
Yummy!

rarely would i think purple and orange or red to be correct.
possibly for a retro look or a teens space.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #6811848

pink and orange!
purple and red!
I guess I see all of those as each too strong to be seen with another.
detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 21, 2009
6:29 PM

Post #6846938

I love purple and red in my flower pots!! :-) lol
Youngbb
Miramar Beach, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 28, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #6877367

Peach and anything!
bordersandjacks
Seabrook, SC
(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6877382

I love pink and orange! :) I hate royal blue and orange. Bleech!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 29, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #6877794

Mets colors!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2009
12:13 PM

Post #6879248

LOL, some of my choices are not others choices!

I accidentally did my son's curtains in Chicago Bears- orange and navy blue. Colors OK, just didn't mean to pick a team's colors. You can't see purple with black in this area and not think Ravens football.

Pink with red, big ugh
Youngbb
Miramar Beach, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 29, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #6879663

Peach and Red
Peach and Purple
Peach and (Country) Blue - 1980's

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2009
5:01 PM

Post #6880402

Peach and country blue is SOOO 80's--Darken the peach to terra cotta and put it with a green for the 90's or 2000s, tuscan colors? I hate chasing these trends, boo hoo. By the way, I will in the future absolutely INSIST on a test of a paint color. I rushed and ended up with peach when I wanted terra cotta. The carpenter tortured me by yelling PINK for days.
jmp24
Medford, NJ

August 12, 2009
11:35 PM

Post #6940024

maroon and dark green. Orange and lime green. All those
"gag-me" 80's southwestern shades of pink, peach, mint green. Same with the 80's country colors, or all those Holly Hobby yellows, golds, and browns from the 70's

I love off white, greys, and the colors of nature - maybe ocean blues too, but softer, with a dark accent in brown or black and one bright color in accessories that can be changed when I get sick of it. (Sort of rustic Nantucket beach cabin, but without all the stuff made out of shells and the little wooden signs with the cutesy sayings, like "This way to the beach" etc.)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2009
2:45 AM

Post #6940769

jmp- sounds great- can you come decorate my house?
Aguane
Phoenix, AZ

September 10, 2009
3:28 AM

Post #7046374

You're dabbling in 'color theory' here.
Colors (and things) are always better triangulated. Balance, hue, tint, shade, all play into what's pleasing. Maybe a question would be what color would you ADD to the two colors you dislike to bring them into balance. Its very difficult to have this debate / discussion without a color wheel displayed during the video teleconferencing meeting. *smile*
~yep, majored in fine arts.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 11, 2009
4:32 PM

Post #7051521

Like so many things- there's a lot more to it than the amateur realizes!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 11, 2009
4:53 PM

Post #7051594

Or professionals just make it so much more difficult. ☺
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

October 14, 2009
11:10 PM

Post #7169603

Aguane - where were you when I agreed to paint my bedroom walls that awful Restoration Hardware silver/blue/green/grey... I knew that was a baaaad color for my psyche! I just wanted to prove that I didn't have to have my way all the time...

And you are right I can fix it with the addition of a color...if I paint my bedroom furniture black ---(is black a color??) I know that will do it --- but I "ain't a gonna do that!!" That wall color has to go and go it shall.
dayflower
Gonzales, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2010
2:55 PM

Post #7416070

NC Miss...the conf gray isn't a bad color...just pick it up with some yellow or red or something to brighten the room with color in the bedspread with pillows and also maybe a pretty lamp...add some white it there to lighten it up some.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 1, 2010
3:56 PM

Post #7416368

The room is all trimmed in white. The ceilings are very high and white too. It is airy and actually the color lends itself to 'airy' feel. That color is often paired with browns in the stores and it does look good with browns.. but the light in the room...it just isn't good. Gives it a very cool feel and I do better with warm colors. Anyway, now that the holidays are over - that color is going to go. energy...energy... where art thou?
Aguane
Phoenix, AZ

January 1, 2010
6:11 PM

Post #7416835

I love purple and red... they pop off of each other. Purple and Orange are our Phoenix Suns colors. I love celadon (soft jade green), peach. A nice rich camel pairs with other colors to calm them down. I painted some of the walls in my little house Destiny by Sherwin Williams. LOVE the color. A very soft med. lt. gray. Taupe is a great color. Personally I appreciate all colors but do not gravitate to colors of yellow, orange, red. It'll be interesting to see what color/s you come up with missingrosie. Happy New Year!
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 2, 2010
3:07 AM

Post #7418410

Aguane
here is a drawing/plan I did last year for my grandaughters room.. Note the colors. I like things to pop a little.

Thumbnail by missingrosie
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missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 2, 2010
3:08 AM

Post #7418413

I got a lot better with the drawing program after this (grin) it was a bit of a mess.
heathrjoy
Weedville, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2010
9:11 PM

Post #7427692

Does anyone remember the pink and blue of the (when was it?) late 80's??? Why was that popular? Oh, let's make EVERY room look like a nursery!

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2010
9:38 AM

Post #7547046

anything is better than the avocado of the 70s. You can buy those color wheels pretty cheaply at a paint store and they will help keep you out of color.
I swore that I was gonna a room in teal, terra cotta and yellow. Well I ended up with copper ceilings, teal paint and
one back wall away from the windows in a creamy color along with the trim, chair rail and picture rail. This was an old Victorian house. I did the back wall in the lighter color because it was dark back there. It worked.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

February 10, 2010
1:32 PM

Post #7547330

Wood - I did my spare in terra cotta, teal and gold (not gold paint but gold bedspread and some gold thread in the teal curtain etc. for some sparkle.) I think those colors work well -- but I guess it is a take off on the blue and mauve right --just a move or two along that old color wheel.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2010
4:02 PM

Post #7547724

That combo sounds pretty.
hamptonmeadow
Lakeville, MN

December 6, 2010
9:14 AM

Post #8246863

I used Restoration Hardware Silver Sage paint in my LR and kitchen. It looks wonderful. In my Lr I have a white camel back sofa with white twill custom slip covers and two croral/orange and white slip covers on the chairs. White pillows on sofa with an orange latice design. It looks fantastic.
I don't care for the slip covers for the chair, too retro, so I am going to change those.

If I knew how to xfer pix to my computer and then to post them here I would.

People keep saying how awesome the room looks and who was my decorator. He he.

I am bragging shamelessly. Sorry.
0rainwatersm
Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 28, 2011
8:05 PM

Post #8399088

I think red and pink are awful together! Just horrid!
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

April 20, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8508808

Heath , I'm with you . Pink and blue . yuk . Or pink . Or blue . Or mauve . Puke

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2011
11:56 AM

Post #8511370

Some 80s movie was on the other night. Working Girl with Meg Ryan I think?? She went into the bathroom at the nice restaurant and it was totally completely PINK.
At least it wasn't combined!
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

April 21, 2011
12:04 PM

Post #8511379

Hampton , do you have a digital camera ?

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