This question came from Mollie:
I purchased a new soft red sofa and purchased black/beige check curtains. I have a rattan chain that I would like to paint, it's dark green now. Should I leave it green or paint it black or do you recommend another color. I live in an apartment so painting the walls is a no way. The carpet is beige. I would like to get another side chair but am unsure what type. I have looked at the armless chairs but unsure if they would be comfortable enough for people to sit in. And what color should they be or could they be a print. As you can see I have a lot of questions? I hope you can help me.
Here's my response:
I'd paint the chair black. Then create a cushion with fabric that is predominantly red but has beige and black in it too.
For the second chair, I'd get whatever is comfortable in black too. Add a throw pillow in the fabric of the cushion or pillow you used on the rattan chair that uses all of the colors: red, black, beige.