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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Color Combinations - Working with Reds

Once we get past all the blues (with white, with yellow, with anything), I gravitate toward reds in my decor.  My living and dining rooms are predominantly reds - anchored by traditional Chinese rugs.

My  Dining Room
There are many shades of red depending on the blue or yellow added to the primary color.  One source I found suggests the following "best matches" - some very interesting ideas:

Tomato - with pale olive or creams or cerulean or cobalt blue

Fire engine  -  with grayish mauve or plum or dusty apple green or white

Cranberry - with moss or burnt orange or sage or silver gray

Brick - with cool pink or greenish brown or deep bruised purple

Strawberry - with mocha or caffe latte or pistachio or cream

Cherry - with funnel green, milky white or deep burgundy.

My Living Room (with Yellow, of course)

I have refurbished MANY wonderful pieces of furniture in reds and continue to buy great fabrics to use for the next rounds.  I have acquired some great ones that I will be using in the very near future.
Strawberry with Pistachio 
Lovely Tomato Ikat with Ecru and Cream
Cherry with Burgundy



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