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Wall colour help -- designing the room around a painting

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Hello all! This is my first post here; you seem to have a great little group going, and so many great ideas! Very inspiring. Maybe you can offer advice for my situation as well:I've decorated my current home office around my favourite piece of art (a painting on black silk, see below). Currently my wall colour is a kind of Mexican clay colour, and I've painted a patchy yellow frame around the painting to highlight it a bit. After 10 years with this scheme, it's time for a change. Plus, we're moving to a new home, where my smallish but very bright office will have two windows. It's a Victorian home with high ceilings and original wood mouldings (painted white). The only other item of note in the room is my old-fashioned oak desk (from the 1920s, I think).I'm thinking of using the splash of yellow from the painting as an accent colour (IKEA HEMNES cabinet, below, and curtains in a similar colour), but I can't think of a wall colour for the rest of the room! Generally speaking, I like warm, enveloping colours, but I'm open to any and all suggestions. Thoughts? Many thanks in advance!Wordsmyth   

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Oops, I should probably add that the painting is about 5 feet high and a bit over 3 feet wide! And my current theme is South American art, but I'm not married to that for the new office.Ta-ta!Wordsmyth 

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