Good Questions: What Color for the Chimney?

Good Questions: What Color for the Chimney?

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Janel Laban
Dec 15, 2008

Aisha is looking for some color advice: I have a question for the community. What color should I paint my chimney?
Near the chimney we have brown leather chairs and a slate blue rug. Opposite the chimney is an olive/pea soup green accent wall and light blue chairs. To the right of the chimney is the pinky/red couch and farther over a cocoa brown accent wall. (more photos below...)

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The floors are rusty brown stained concrete. Note that the flowery fabric wrapped canvas panel is currently becoming a beautiful painting.

The chimney used to be a mustard orange color that didn't work with any of the other colors, we updated it with this butter yellow. We like it, but in some lights it gets a little 'baby' for our taste.

Also we're not loving the blue rug/red couch/yellow chimney primaries all together. We're open to bright colors or muted, though probably not too neutral. The latest idea is to go for a tangerine orange, but then we float back to greens, teals, and more.

Thanks for your input everyone!

Please help Aisha out with some paint color suggestions in the comments...

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