Comments (42)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ikwewe

I love wood, but it makes things pretty dark. It's gorgeous! Good you have such a light shiny sofa. I would be adding color, like aquamarine shades in a throw, accent rug and wall hangings, with pops of orange and yellow. Maybe a mirror above the mantel, or some other shiny thing(s).

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rachael00

These are great ideas, thanks! There is a mostly red with highlights of gold glider in this room. I was hoping to change the wall color to something with a gray tone but I'm not sure yet. I really like the mirror idea. And I'm definitely going to change the window treatments to something lighter in one of the accents you mentioned. Thank you!!!

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ikwewe

Red and gold are great, might be able to add a third shade. I would lean away from grey with all the brown wood, just my preference. I do see some of the examples above used gray for walls and it does look nice. Blue green, green to yellow green accents are good with red, to add contrasting pop of color. I am so hooked on blue green myself. Also shiny gold accents are a great light catcher.

   
Related Stories
Color 10 Ways to Make Your Neutral Palette Shine
By Pangaea
Wake up your beige and gray with a rich combination of texture, shape and pattern
Full Story 60
Decorating Guides Coffeehouse Color Palettes Perk Up Rooms
Order up hues from latte to espresso, with maybe a sprinkling of cinnamon, for a richly layered space that comforts and energizes
Full Story 18
Shop Houzz Up to 60% Off Front Door Lighting and Decor
By Houzz
Inspire season’s greetings with your front door decor
See Products
Color Color Watch: Cozy Up With Brown
Deep, Rich Browns Go Casual, Elegant and Colorful All Year
Full Story 3
Shop Houzz Up to 55% Off Bar Stools
By Houzz
Seats to turn your island or bar into a destination
See Products
Shop Houzz This Season’s Bestselling Bar Stools
By Houzz
Choose from these popular stools to give your counter a new look
See Products
Color Taupe: A Sophisticated Backdrop for Today
See Why Versatile, Stylish 'Greige' Continues to Warm Our Walls
Full Story 35
Color Color Combos: Gray and Beige
See how to add colorful personality when pairing two neutral hues
Full Story 16
Color Why You Should Give Brown a Chance
If 'blech' is your first response to brown, you're missing out on the opportunity for a warm-looking room that appeals to both sexes
Full Story 39
Color Hot Chocolate Rooms: A Rich and Sweet Color Palette
Let the rich browns and creams of hot chocolate inspire delightfully warm surroundings
Full Story 10