I have black couches and red rug what color should I paint my walls?

October 27, 2012 by
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Question by lala14: I have black couches and red rug what color should I paint my walls?
I painted it green and my husband hated it now I did pink and he is pissed!! Help my feelings are hurt what color should i just paint the walls??

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Answer by Telescope Eyes
A cream color

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19 Comments on I have black couches and red rug what color should I paint my walls?

  1. zachypoo9 on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 10:52 am

    definatly not black. pick like blue or even a lighter red then your rug.

  2. Oalie. on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 11:40 am


    they look awesome together red black && white

  3. Sam on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 12:23 pm

    IN-YOUR-FACE red. I think it would be deliciously great.

  4. Sandra B on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 12:57 pm

    A nice warm sand, bone, or cream.

  5. Emily B on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 1:33 pm

    personally, i *love* a black, white, and red color scheme. try painting the walls a nice cream-white color. it’ll be a neutral color, so your husband isn’t mad, and it won’t look boring at all because you have such great furniture and rugs! it will look *very* chic and will balance out the dark lower half of the room from the black and red.

    be sure to put primer paint on first so the pink doesn’t show through!

    good luck!

  6. xoxo on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 2:05 pm

    Hmmm. Why don’t you ask your husband?
    With those colours, I could see a very light cream, or a bold brown.

  7. hotchotlver on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 2:49 pm

    I would go with a soft color like a beige or off white….not white white…..that way you can put accents on the wall that are black and red to compliment the rug and couch and then add off white pillow to the couch.

  8. Rena on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 3:29 pm

    Go with the color that speaks to you the most or a neutral color that works with the both of you.

  9. WHO'S THAT GYRL? on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 4:25 pm

    You have my favorite colors… You can paint your walls a bright red since you have a black couches and put a big picture on the wall with black/red/white accent colors in the picture and accessories as well. You can also do like a metallic gray/or regular gray for the walls, that color also goes good with black and red. Or you can stick with the basic colors like cream, or white

  10. Skeeter on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 5:04 pm

    I’d stick with more of a neutral like a deep taupe.

  11. walter c on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 5:22 pm


  12. noxy on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 6:15 pm

    I think gray might be an option, you could even do a silver color. Black, red, and white look very good together, if you have colorful artwork you could put on the walls. We painted our walls a very subdued greenish/gray and it looks great with black furniture and red.

  13. Patience M on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 6:21 pm

    i would paint the bottom half of the wall black and the top half red, so you can get both colors in and if he doesn’t have a problem with the coutch or rug color.

  14. J Whalen on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 6:33 pm

    yeah, earthy tones would be good, but complimentary earthy tones. people think that blaring colors are good, but after a week, you’ll want to poke your eyes out. What kind of red is it? red is kind of a broad term, but a nice light tan, or a light grey/blue. if all else fails paint it a creamy white . . . red, black, white . . . they’re just meant to go together. trust me, i’m a guy and i have good taste. i hope this was helpful.

  15. sky4dawn_99 on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 7:01 pm

    like a mustardy yellow,today hgtv had a show with the same colors.looked great,
    the show was with chayse dacoda

  16. Lola Belle on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 7:18 pm

    really pale green/blue the red will look great with it and can also put blues and other greens with it. i like silvery blue too. something pale and you can refresh your room’s look with bold accessories and fun patterns.

  17. mickey on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 7:34 pm

    ocher. its a very muted shade of deep brownish yellow.

  18. yowza on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 7:53 pm

    “Uncertain Gray” by sherwin williams:

  19. hippiechick on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 7:58 pm

    Try a creme color or a taupe color….it goes with more and is calming.

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