What colors of curtains for brown walls?

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What colors of curtains for brown walls?
White curtains are a classic choice, but there are many other colourful options. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Avoid having a house with a boring white and beige colour scheme by getting creative and experimenting with colour. Brown is a good base for a wall colour, as it looks good with several different curtain colour options. Knowing how different colours interact and how they can influence mood is the first step to deciding how to add curtains to your brown room. What is more, it is important to take the type of room you are trying to decorate into consideration.

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Brown Walls in Kitchen

The kitchen is often the centre of the home, where the family gathers to eat as well as to discuss the events of the day. Because of its centrality, many people prefer the colour scheme in their kitchens to be bright and cheery. If your kitchen has dark brown walls, yellow or orange curtains will brighten it up and make it a more energising location. Yellow and orange are "analogous," or harmonious, with brown, because they fall within three shades of each other on the colour wheel. According to Sam Malone of Interior Design & Decorating Ideas, using analogous colours makes a room seem balanced and orderly.

Brown Walls in Living Room

The living room also has a central function in the home, but it typically has a more fun feel to it. If your living room has brown walls, an interesting curtain colour choice would be purple, blue, or fuchsia. These fall directly across from brown on the colour wheel, meaning they are complimentary, or contrasting, colours. Colours opposite each other on the colour wheel make each other "pop" and add interest to the room. Moreover, unexpected colours can be a great conversation starter in a living room.

Brown Walls in Girl's Bedroom

For a bedroom, it is important to use calming, relaxing colours, since you use this space for sleeping. However, that doesn't mean the room's decor has to be boring. For a girl's room with brown walls, pale pinks and greens are a good way to add a touch of colour without overwhelming the senses. As long as the colour of the curtains isn't too jarring, it can still be used in relaxing settings.

Brown Walls in Boy's Bedroom

For boys, it is equally important to use relaxing colours. Pale blues and pale greens are good options, because they add colour without feeling too feminine. Darker shades, such as navy blue or fern green, can also be good, depending on your child's taste. If you want to stick to a more traditional and subdued colour in a bedroom for either a boy or girl, incorporate a crisp white or warm caramel curtain; both options can make the bedroom feel fresh and classy.

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