Do I Need Accents that Coordinate with Piping Color?

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Q: I just purchased a cool retro couch. I love it — it's the perfect color grey and I got it for a great price! The only thing is that the piping on it was done in a bright orange. It goes well with the gray but I don't have orange in any of my other fabrics. The dining room is open to the kitchen and I just reupholstered my dining room chairs and the fabric has no orange. Should I try to bring in orange in a rug? Or with other fabrics for pillows? Or should I ignore it?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.