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What color walls for a room with green carpeting?

Posted By hihowareya on Mar 19, 2009 at 8:07AM

I need to paint the walls in a room that has some pretty ugly green carpeting, but I don't know what color would look good.

Here's some samples of the color of carpet I'm dealing with.

This is with flashThis is with flash


This is with natural lightThis is with natural light


I know that the complementary color should be red or red/violet shade, since that's what's across from green on the color wheel.

And I know about this 60/30/10 rule...but still, I don't know what to do! Would the green carpeting be considered the 30% whereas the walls 60% (and then accents 10%)? And then how do I figure in the complementary red shade?

Currently the walls are white, and it makes the room feel dark, cold, and sterile. I want the room to become a warm and inviting bedroom. This room has two windows on adjacent walls and faces northeast, and is approximately 14'x12'. I feel that painting the walls is the cheapest way for me to transform this space, though I'd be open to buying a relatively cheap floor rug to possibly define/complement the space as well as hide the abused carpet.

Thanks for any help you can offer! :-)

xoxo