Laundry Room Assistance Please!

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First off, I had the curtain custom made & love it, but DH doesn't seem that sure :/  I understand there is a lot going on with the countertop & the curtain, but they do both have chocolate brown in them (as well as the floor...and this is only the laundry room for gosh sakes!).  Do I need to get a different/solid/(boring LOL) curtain? 


If you think the one I had made works, what color paint should I put on the walls?  I was kinda thinking light yellow since the tile has a yellowish hue to me & there is obviously yellow in the fabric, but IDK?!  Or maybe chocolate brown walls?!  Or a light aqua? 


Also, we have open white shelves up in the laundry room & I was wanting to get baskets to hide all the crap.  What color?  I am going with these baskets (even though they say they are for kids, I don't care)  http://www.landofnod.com/kids-shelf-storage/kids-storage-and-shelving/strapping-cube-bin/f670


Lastly, DH said I could finally get a new washer & dryer for X-mas, and I am leaning towards a silver/gray/stainless set.  Do you think that will totally clash with the browns going on?!  I would go with white, but def leaning towards the silver.


Sorry that was a lot!

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 6:59 am
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markande
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Plum, I would go with the brown.  But I am very plain when I choose colors

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 10:11 am
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Is this a room that a lot of people walk past, or is it a room that only you and your DH see? 

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 10:22 am
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Brown what...wall color, baskets, or fabric?


 


It's upstairs so very few people walk past it...

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 10:25 am
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How about pulling that blue of of that fabric.  I love that color in the fabric.  Paint the walls a lighter blue since the floors are darker and then accent the baskets with the brown? 


Or... a lighter tan on the walls like this and get the blue or dark brown baskets.  I think this is pretty.


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Posted on November 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm
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I'd go with neutral walls and colorful baskets... I'm thinking that pretty purple-y color or the teal would be best!! :)

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 5:35 am
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I say stay with the fabric you have now (love it!) and go with the a light brown wall with bright baskets to match the fabric. 

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 5:48 am
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Here are some crappy cell pics of the counter, curtain & floor if that helps.  BTW, I think we did well for our first tiling job ever :)


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Posted on November 4, 2011 at 6:21 am
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Love your tile job!!!  I agree with a light brown wall and bright baskets.  That is going to look awesome!!!

Posted on November 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm
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Thanks Becca! 


IDK, I got paint samples this weekend and I am really leaning towards a very, very pale aqua/icey blue and brown baskets.  I appreciate any more feedback though :/

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 5:05 am
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Bump again...sorry to be so needy, but I just really want some more feedback :/

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 8:21 am
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I like the idea of a lighter pale aqua color.  Brown/beige might be too 'blah'... and if you go darker it can really cramp the space.

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 8:29 am
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I like your aqua idea!! :)  Definitely with brown baskets, it will look GREAT!!

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 8:31 am
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Thanks ladies. 


Kat, I agree.  I was thinking beige/tan was just going to be too blah.  Plus, when I picture a silver washer/dryer against a beige/tan wall I don't love that, but think it could look really nice against light aqua (kinda like this color combo, only lighter).


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Posted on November 7, 2011 at 8:36 am
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I love that!  I think it will all look great together!

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 8:43 am
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LOVE that, you definitely have to do silver with aqua walls, it's gonna look fab!

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 10:18 am
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YES!  That color would look amazing!!!  Can't wait to see the finished project! 

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 11:24 am
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I love that fabric!  The tiles are nuetral enough to go with anything I think!  A light aqua would look fantastic!  Can't wait to see it!

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 7:57 am
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Just saw this thread, and was going to suggest a light/aqua blue for the walls before I saw you already purchased it. I think it will look great!!

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

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