What type of rug and which color would you pick for this room?

November 10, 2013 by
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Question by BUBBLES: What type of rug and which color would you pick for this room?
It’s pretty funny because we are both artist but can’t seem to agree on a rug. My living room is bubble gum pink, yes and extremely wild color. My sofa is a sage or dull fern green. My coffee table is dark walnut. What color rug would you place in this room? My FI was looking at a sage color rug with modern flowers on it my only problem is that it doesn’t have any pink in it. We are aguring if the rug need pink in it to match. I found a dark sage rug with light pink accents but I am afraid it’s tooo dark. What do you think I should aim for- a darker green then sofa or a lighter green?
Any adivce would greatly help. And NO I will not change the color of my walls, I love my Barbie on Crack PINK color!!
The rug he likes is

The one I was thinking about is..

It’s pale green but it looks blue one the screen for some reason.
I personally love cream but there is just no way… a dog and two cats plus a man who can’t remember to take off his work boots when he comes into the house. Not happening… I would be cleaning that rug every hour on the hour.

Best answer:

Answer by Violet
Maybe a brown? Something chocolately or even walnuty!

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!


8 Comments on What type of rug and which color would you pick for this room?

  1. JENN on Sun, 10th Nov 2013 10:49 pm

    this one is cute………shabby chic look!!

  2. insanediego on Sun, 10th Nov 2013 10:59 pm

    I have seen many rugs with modern patterns on them that include all the colors you want. Go on line and check out Home Decoraters. They have many rugs that will fit your needs. I don’t have a catalog here to give you the exact address as I gave my last one away. The people I gave it to, like you, were having trouble finding the exact rug they wanted but did in that catalog. Try looking there.

  3. Nikkers on Sun, 10th Nov 2013 11:04 pm

    Perhaps you could post a couple of pics? It’s difficult to decide without seeing it. I personally would vote for the darker rug, probably.

  4. CaramelLuv on Sun, 10th Nov 2013 11:51 pm

    You could choose a natural color rug

  5. MMM on Mon, 11th Nov 2013 12:03 am

    Try IKEA.com for fun funky-colored and **inexpensive** rugs. I am in favor of not “matching” the other colors in your room at all. Go a shade up or down from your pinks and greens and add a third or fourth additional color just to add interest. I think a chocolate brown or even a deep violet would be an extremely modern touch and would add additional whimsey to the room. You could also do red or a wine color to make the pink more vivid. If pink is the dominant color in your room, then you should be choosing contrasting hues to play it up more. Remember that adding more colors will allow you to choose more interesting accessories and will give you somewhere to go if you decide to decorate an adjoining room. How about 2 overlapping smaller rugs that don’t match at all? I love your color choices, by the way. They are very sophisticated and soothing.

    My living room colors are pink, burgandy, black, and gold–all extremely modern pieces and sleek dark woods except for my rug–which is an antique flowered Oriental. I think it works great.

  6. none on Mon, 11th Nov 2013 12:48 am

    I would use a cream colored flokati rug for this room I would also find a way to introduce more of the sage in the room, but in a lighter sage than the couch. Keep the pink walls, they are probably very striking.

  7. professor grey on Mon, 11th Nov 2013 1:17 am

    I like his choice.

  8. jonifecher2006 on Mon, 11th Nov 2013 1:45 am

    go with a cream color background & look for the accent colors you like.

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