Debbie's "Dramatic Sky" Living Room
Turquoise, green and orange with good doses of white and black
The inspiration for my walls was a perfect September day when the sky is just so very blue and very dramatic. Though in execution, I went for turquoise because I thought it would be more versatile. This color is great because in some light it really reads blue and in other it's almost green. I always love turquoise and green together, especially grass green rather than lime, so that was an easy pairing. The orange came from my Salvation Army chair. My original plan was to have it reupholstered, but it's in near-perfect condition and brought out the orange in my largest painting. Plus the more I lived with it, the more I loved it so I brought in some pillows to play up the color even more.
Bold colors are often more versatile than traditional neutrals. I am happy pairing my turquoise walls with gold, silver, white, black, brown, beige or gray. Dark colors can also stand in for art - a wall doesn't seem as naked when it's covered with a gorgeous color. You can't say the same with white. My living room doesn't get a lot of light and having a bright yet dark color helps with this as well. Anything lighter could have felt very cold, but this color helps keep the room alive even without a lot of sunlight.
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