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What colour cushions with a chocolate leather lounge suite?
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:50 PM
We today ordered a new lounge suite yay!!!
It is a chocolate coloured leather.
Our walls are taupe and our trim, blinds etc are white.
What coloured cushions would you put with it?
We have eggplant cushions at the moment but our lounge is currently a mid coffee colour.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:57 PM
Do you want bright colours or neutral colours?
For what you have described, (and I can only use my imagination, so what I see may not be what you have) I would choose either orange, teal, or a kingfisher blue colour. I like colours though, so I know those choices may not be for everyone.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:57 PM
What other colours feature in your decorating? Do you have or blue items in the lounge(vase, etc). I'd be aiming to go for a colour that will accentuate your other items.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:03 AM
I have a very dark brown leather lounge and our cushions are a mix of lighter browns, cream and red. We have red in our floor rug as well. I love the idea of greens or blues though.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:26 AM
So many options to choose from depending on your taste and existing furniture. I've seen the following combinations:
- burnt orange/ red/ terracotta mixed with cream
- red/ pink
- pale/ tiffany blue
- pale/ tiffany blue with taupe and cream
- cream & black
Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:29 AM
We've just bought a chocolate sofa too for our lounge room, which also has taupe walls and white trims. As the room will be used more by the kids, I want colour so I'm going with bright chevron pattern cushions in pink, orange, yellow, blue and green for both the sofa and for the floors.
Edited by the wudges, 07 May 2012 - 12:29 AM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:06 AM
Cream, light browns, reds.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:28 AM
Autumn colours like orange, red and green work well.
Personally I love a bit more colour with bright green, peacock blue, and purple.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:42 AM
My MIL has the same as you and she had big red and cream cushions. Looks great.
I too though, would prefer bright colours such as bright blue, teal, aqua etc
Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:12 AM
I would pop on some bright, solid blues/ teals/ greens and then "stack" them under some beautifully intricate black and white cushions.
Stacking cushions are my passion
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:53 AM
Thanks everyone for your replies.
In regards to other colours in the room well we are starting from scratch in this room (sorry, I shoudl have also mentioned we are just finishing off builidng our house) so thus far we have no other vases or anything that we need to co-ordinate with which is kind of handy when picking colours.
Our current house we have used red as the feature colour but I would like to change that and love the idea of blue as so many of you suggested. I dont think I'm into autumn colours for some reason. the red we currently have is quite bright.
This room will also be used predominantly by the children so a bright colour like blue would be fabulous.
We will have a dark timber side table and I am looking at a tripod table lamp with white shade.
I'd like to keep the majority of the room neutral with just a splash of colour. The flooring is a mocha coloured carpet.
Now next question - where does everyone suggest to go (preferably online) to buy cushions???
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:13 AM
I don't know of any online places, but i love the combination of brown/white/beige/blue/gold. So some lovely bright blue cushions (peacock/teal/turquoise as others have mentioned) with gold sequins/beads on them. Looks smashing!
Well now I've done some googling, and couldn't find anything like I mentioned but there are some nice ones! I suggest you find a couple of "feature" kind of ones you like, then get some that complement and tie it all in.
Oooh, look what I found! http://shop.thehousequeen.com.au/store/cus...jade-rapee.html
And this! http://shop.thehousequeen.com.au/store/cus...hite-rapee.html
Ooh this one is nice, if you get a few other neutrals along with ones to bring out the blue/teals: http://shop.thehousequeen.com.au/store/cus...ulti-rapee.html
I love the textures here: http://shop.thehousequeen.com.au/store/cus...sian-rapee.html
This one is great with the chocolate and blue: http://shop.thehousequeen.com.au/store/cus...oise-rapee.html
Love this: http://shop.thehousequeen.com.au/store/cus...apee-steer.html
Ok, now I need to stop because I've given you too many to look at (but this site is ace, there are heaps more that would work!!!) and now I'm starting to covet cushions! Make sure you show us the end result!
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:56 AM
I'm probably going to buy my cushions from Etsy, as the fabric choices are great and they are so much cheaper than buying from retailers.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:07 PM
Great thread!! We have a chocolate lounge and i have no idea what colour to put with them so this has given me some ideas. Our tiles are teracotta, our rug & curtains are dark brown (but will change them in the future) so the room is brown overlaod atm. I have been thinking green but i love the teal colour also. I am crap at matching colours so thanks for the ideas
Love the etsy suggestion also so will have a look there when i have some money lol
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:28 PM
Noi'mnot you are fantastic! I really loved the cushions you picked out (there were 2 that really stood out to me as being "me") and I really like the idea of blue and taupe.
Thanks so much for taking the time to find them for me
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