we have an open plan living and dining room and have just purchased this picture to go behind our dining table.
we have a grey couch and light grey walls. what colour cushions would you get? what other accents would you use?
i should add we have a messmate dining table and black picture frames and a black lamp.
thanks for your help 😊
Choose colours from the lighter part of the painting that you love. The peach or orange would look great depending on how much contrast you like. The black accents you have on your frames will help ground the space. You could have one or two large square cushions in the orange tones and contrast with a smaller rectangular one using one of the blues in the painting. Given the impressionist/painterly style of the work and the features in messmate timber I would choose solid colours for cushions rather than patterns or prints. From experience, I have found it much easier & cheaper to choose fabric that works (spotlight has a good selection of upholstery material) and have them made into cushions than to try and find ready made cushions that work in the space. This also means you can choose feather or feather substitute fill which looks and feels so much nicer than the polyester fill that cushions often come with.
Beautiful suggestions from Davincicalbourne, going with solid colours in your cushions will look beautiful with your artwork, neutral with just a highlight cushion will look beautiful, a tray with gorgeous pieces for your table will look perfect, keeping your accessories minimal will enhance the artwork
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I think it depends on whether it is a cool or warm room and how much light and sun light is in the room. The grey couch and light grey walls are cool and neutral so the peach/pink in the painting taken as cushions will warm the room up. If it is a really warm room, you could also go with the blue. I agree with the solid colours already suggested. There is the possibility of finding patterms that will be compatible but that will be a much harder task to get it right. DIfferent textures rather than patterns will be easier to make look good together. Blue also goes well with timber. Don't try to compete with the art as you wamt that to be the focal point and not the cushions.
Thanks so much for the feedback and ideas! i was on the look out for patterned cushions so solid cushions will be mich easy and i can see how they will look better.
I am typically not drawn to brown and orange tones, therefore was originally thinking navy and pink cushions, would this work?? an example…
would you go another tone pink or navy to tie it in or is this the wrong combo all together?
thank you for the styling photo suggestions too!
And this pink
I like the blue but think the tone of pink on that cushion is a bit dull in comparison to the painting. What about a lighter blue to go with the navy or a textured finish light grey to go with the couch?
Thanks Christine, maybe something like this?
And a bit ot a brighter pink like thjs
Blues are ok but pink image not attached. Mix up the shapes or sizes or textures. If they are all the same shape and size it will be a bit boring.
What size is the picture ?
Why I ask , is it sounds like everything in the room is grey or black , and just my opinion , but a mid blue isn't much better against greys , and while you might call them pink and light blue , the other cushions look skin and grey .
Me -- I'd go for a rich Royal Blue mat , or even something with white chevrons against the royal blue . Then I'd double down with a mix of mid blue and mid yellow cushions ( or again maybe chevrons too ) . And don't say that is too bright -- the painting is basically those colours arranged in an abstract fashion , so it all plays together and complements each other . You are starting at boring , then downplaying it -- be brave and take the impetous from the picture and up the excitement but keep it cheerful , DO NOT dumb it down .
It’s 120 x 90 so it will be the feature of the area. We kept the rest of the lounge and dining room neutral until we had the artwork to style around 😊I’m not against bright at all. Thanks for the idea, I receive the picture today so will try some different colours. I definitely like the idea of royal blue or navy and then the secondary colour I’m not 100% sure on yet
Sounds more appealling already !
You haven't mentioned how dark the grey of the sofa is. If it's a light grey, I'm with those that would go for a fairly dark blue. If it's a dark grey, then a lighter colour for the cushions.