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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.