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pale blue walls with emerald green velvet sofa..is that too much??

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ggirl Sun 06-Mar-16 18:31:25

have fallen in love with emerald green velvet
cba to pain walls that are a gorgeous pale pale blue

dh will think its too 'out there' but meh !

will i regret ?

OTheHugeManatee Sun 06-Mar-16 18:34:35

Depends what colour everything else is and what tone of blue on the walls. It could work or could look clashy and wishy-washy all at once.

If you cba to paint the walls could you change the curtains? Add the emeral green elsewhere (a rug, a lamp stand) as an accent colour to bring it together?

OTheHugeManatee Sun 06-Mar-16 18:35:31

Oh and if your furniture is light wood I say don't go there. If it's white or dark wood it could work.

ggirl Sun 06-Mar-16 18:43:10

hmm furniture is mix, mostly painted cream /white
the pain is little green starlings nest which looks like very pale blue

good idea , will get something in colour and test

sounds like the furniture wouldn't work with it tho

OTheHugeManatee Sun 06-Mar-16 18:52:30

Pretty colour!

I think that could read as green with other green things in the room. My worry though would be one very bright item in an otherwise muted cream/light blue scheme. Not necessarily a problem but I think you'd def need accent colours elsewhere picking up the emerald as well for it to work.

tilder Sun 06-Mar-16 18:54:42

The sofa sounds gorgeous. I would have thought pale blue would compliment emerald green? I agree a sofa fat colour would look best with dark wood though.

Alwayscheerful Sun 06-Mar-16 19:05:44

Oka have some fabulous dark green velvet studded dining chairs, mostly styled with dark wood, its vey on trend. I love the little green starlings nest, and I agree it could look greenish with green velvet.

ggirl Sun 06-Mar-16 21:08:58

food for thought ..thank you
I could add other similar accents in the room

perfect excuse for new cushions or fabric !

Spandexpants007 Sun 06-Mar-16 21:10:22

Need photos!

Spandexpants007 Sun 06-Mar-16 21:14:37

My friends got little greenes starlings egg and I think she could pull off an emerald sofa. The walls are a pale duck egg blue green colour rather then a true pale blue. I think the trick would be to have some accessories that tie in the starlings egg blue-green colour with the emerald. Cushions or a rug maybe with a wide variety of greens/blues

ToffeePenny Sun 06-Mar-16 21:19:00

I think it would come out too green, perhaps a greyer/bluer shade and with a sheen to contrast the velvet. E.g.

Spandexpants007 Sun 06-Mar-16 21:36:40

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ggirl Sun 06-Mar-16 21:44:43

looks quite blue in this pic

or ikea stickholm diff green

my favourite but can't find it online

ggirl Sun 06-Mar-16 21:45:37

toffee those olive greens are lovely ..a different idea !

ggirl Sun 06-Mar-16 21:46:56

those cushions are lovely ..very bluegreen..

what i need is a mood board

channels interior designer

fitzbilly Sun 06-Mar-16 21:51:10

Do it!

I think green and blue go perfectly together.

As some more green to the room like others have suggested, and make sure the furniture goes.

Go bold! So many houses are decorated so boringly.

OTheHugeManatee Sun 06-Mar-16 21:53:35

The Habitat one would def work with walls that colour I think. I would be tempted to add scatter cushions on the sofa in a colour close to the walls, as well as some accents elsewhere in the same green as the sofa. An ochre yellow would pop nicely against those two colours as well.

OTheHugeManatee Sun 06-Mar-16 21:55:36

These cushions could bring it together nicely

ggirl Sun 06-Mar-16 22:04:06

pinned those cushions

love this colour combination

Spandexpants007 Mon 07-Mar-16 16:32:55

I like the combo too!

Spandexpants007 Mon 07-Mar-16 16:33:50

With the right cushions and a non green and non blue floor/ceiling

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