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#1 belinda1976

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

So I've got a dark cranberry/maroon colour couch, similar to this:



but a more modern style.  Colour of my walls are a light stone colour.

So what colour cushions?  I'm having the hardest time deciding what colour.

Edited by belinda1976, 27 February 2013 - 10:15 PM.


#2 Academic

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

Maroon's one of those colours that can look dated quite easily, so I'd be going for a grey/black/white geometric print to keep it all modern and fresh. Maybe a hint of pale blue.



#3 YumChaDaily

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

Hm. Maybe caramel browny and cranberry purpley stripe? Or something contrasty? Did you want a solid colour or are you ok with patterns?

ETA ooh I agree black and white geometric sounds good.

Edited by ninadf, 27 February 2013 - 10:25 PM.


#4 belinda1976

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE
Maroon's one of those colours that can look dated quite easily, so I'd be going for a grey/black/white geometric print to keep it all modern and fresh. Maybe a hint of pale blue.


Tell me about it, the lounge is quite a few years old (Freedom brand) but I'm over it.  Can't wait for the day I can get a nice new neutral coloured couch.

I was thinking grey too.

#5 belinda1976

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:33 PM

QUOTE
Something to match that greenish stripe in your rug?
  

???? I don't have a rug, but could do with one.

My house is an like a modern weatherboard, kinda modern country so not sure if geometrics would suit the style.



#6 TBen

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:37 PM

Depends on your overall interior I think. I love the idea of black, white and grey - then you can play with patterns. Very now. But if that doesn't match the rest of your style it would look a little strange.

But you could also play with the richness of the colour and take it in a middle-eastern theme - lots of colours, all the same kind of richness and deepness. Try something like colourschemedesigner.com if you're not confident with picking colour schemes. Or even look for a rug or fabric or painting that you love that also has the colour of your couch and other colours that you could use as a colour guide.

Do you have any other items in the room or your house that you can draw inspiration from?

Paint companies usually have some good colour inspiration too.

#7 TBen

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

Oh I forgot to mention it looks like a colour you would find in nature, so you could use greens and brown/beige - colours you would find together in nature generally look good. But it may end up a bit christmas.

#8 Chaos in stereo

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:57 PM

I like to contrast colours so I'd probably look for a mix of green (and probably a vibrant one at that: lime, apple, pea etc.) and stone to tie in with the colour scheme you have.

Jimmy Possum
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#9 jezebeljoygirl

Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:05 PM

turquoise (for contrast)

and if you wanted another colour, stone (to bring it back a bit) maybe in a texture or sheen?

ETA if you type possible colour combos into google images it will give you an idea of how they could work (or not!!)

Edited by jezebeljoygirl, 27 February 2013 - 11:12 PM.


#10 Poughkeepsie

Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:20 PM

Lime or apple green


#11 Sheep

Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:08 AM

I'd go for a charcoal, try and neutralise the colour a bit..


#12 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:22 AM

I've just bought new cushions for our lounge and know how hard it can get deciding on colours & patterns that co-ordinate both with the lounge and with each other!

I think dark lime, chartreuse or mustard, black & white could be good, balanced by some neutrals?

Here are a few of the cushions that I bought recently:



ETA - Please ignore our bare wall!

Edited by WhimsicalDragonfly, 28 February 2013 - 04:26 AM.


#13 FauxPas

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:07 AM


something like this..

http://www.etsy.com/listing/121399679/18in...t=cushion+linen

#14 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Possibly fabric like

Dandylion chocolate

a contemporary grey chevron

grey stones (or for contrast, go for apples stones)

Blue and nuetral cafe style print

Lemon and blue print

I like this modern geometric (comes in different colours, currently on sale)

Actually Fab Outdoor Fabrics have a huge range of fabrics to choose from - have a squiz!   biggrin.gif




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