A color that goes with navy and beige (no white)

  1. Trying to fix up my living room a little. The carpet is beige, curtains and rugs are navy. I'm trying to figure out a color that would go best with the two. I don't want white, since it's so hard to keep clean.
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  3. by   Katnip
    It depends on the look you're shooting for.

    If you want bright and cheery, reds and yellows will do.

    Something calmer, go for pale blues and greens. Yes, green does go with blue.

    You can do tan, more beige, peaches.

    Are you looking at furniture colors or accents?

    www.bhg.com has some great decorating and color tutorials. I'll see if I can dig up some more good sites.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Are you looking at furniture colors or accents?
    I'm looking for ideas on what color of slipcovers to get for the furniture. The carpet is beige, and i'm afraid that if i go too light with the slipcovers that it'll look washed out/blended in with the carpet.

    Yet i don't want a color that clashes with the navy and beige either.
  5. by   Katnip
    How about looking here for ideas?

    surefit.net

    I like the look of either denim if you want to go really casual or a deep red and beige stripe maybe. Or a multi-stripe with navy in it.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Or a multi-stripe with navy in it.
    I might do that.

    Surefit is where i'll get them from, the color is just what's baffling me.
  7. by   suzanne4
    red............
    this.................

    actually almost anything will go, they are both neutrals that you have in your room now.

    best suggestion is to go to a fabric store, something like calico fabrics and go thru their fabrics. a color combination will just hit you in the face that you will love, and perhaps never thought of before.
  8. by   Aneroo
    I think a darker red would look good with that.
  9. by   truern
    Chocolate brown is the new black...very basic

    Are your rugs large area rugs?? What other colors are in them?? You might want to pull a color from the the rugs.

    Depending on what shade of blues you have, yellow looks great...as does green..heck even silver or pewter
  10. by   Katnip
    I wouldn't worry about the beige part. Anything goes with it. Pick something you like that either complements or contrasts with your curtains. The Provence slipcover looks nice.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Are your rugs large area rugs?? What other colors are in them??
    They are solid navy.

    I went ahead and orders a couple of swatches. Colors are hard to see on a computer screen.
  12. by   live4today
    I think cream colors, taupe, hunter green, cranberry red, gold, and a mixture of all these colors with navy in them would compliment your navy and beige theme.

    Have fun decorating!
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    So far i like this style, and this is also the color i'm looking at:



    I'll wait till the swatch comes in first though.
  14. by   fluffwad
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Trying to fix up my living room a little. The carpet is beige, curtains and rugs are navy. I'm trying to figure out a color that would go best with the two. I don't want white, since it's so hard to keep clean.
    forest or medium green and gold

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