What colors go with burgundy curtains?

Burgundy is a wine made in the Burgundy region of France. For this reason, the colour burgundy is known to be a deep, warm red. Burgundy curtains can make an elegant addition to a room already decorated with touches of deep red or other warm, deep colours. Burgundy is a sophisticated colour that is best used in rooms like living rooms, studies, libraries and dining rooms.


Burgundy is generally known to be a conservative, sophisticated colour, appropriate for upscale living rooms, dining rooms libraries and studies. This is why the colours burgundy and brown tend to pair up well together -- they both have a conservative appeal that is amplified when they're used side by side. Because these colours are both dark, they work best in large rooms with high ceilings and a lot of natural light.


Your burgundy curtains won't match all the other shades of red that you could place elsewhere in the room, but by including small touches of deep red in accessories like sofa pillows, flower vases and pictures on the wall, you'll give the room what it needs to justify the burgundy curtains.


Khaki is a very attractive neutral that can be paired with nearly any warm colour. Your burgundy curtains will look especially attractive against khaki-coloured walls or a khaki-coloured sofa. Include accents of other darker colours in the room to balance the presence of a very light colour with the dark burgundy curtains.


Gold and burgundy combined in one space create an especially warm, almost regal, combination. In fact, gold and burgundy are often matched with each other in fabrics used to make furnishings and room accessories. In a room that uses gold and burgundy in combination, balance the warm colours with a cooler neutral like cream, to alleviate the intensity of the colour scheme.

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Leslie Rose has been a freelance writer publishing with Demand Studios since 2008. In addition to her work as a writer, she is an accomplished painter and experienced art teacher. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in art with a minor in English.