Best Paint Colors

December 10, 2008

Decorating With Robin’s Egg Blue

Q. My walls are painted a robin’s egg blue, and I have white accents and black furniture. What colour of window coverings do you suggest?

— Cindy Horodecky

A. Robin’s egg blue is a wonderful, cheery and stylish colour. Your white accents and black furniture provide handsome contrast, and a very flattering colour to accompany this blue is brown. From a warm wheat colour, like Benjamin Moore’s Richmond Gray (HC-96), to a bolder, true chocolate, these shades will work fashionably and effortlessly with your blue. The chocolate brown will still be in contrast with your black furniture, but will allow the blue walls to pop, and the wheat brown, whether captured in fabric or even wood accents, will prove to be a calm balance in colour. Linen or velvet drapes in either shade, just touching the floor, will add a little luxury along with wonderful colour complement. For a more casual look, use billowing white drapes instead.