I need help with room color schemes please. So far I have two black leather sofas in my vacation property living room and not much else. The floor is a pale wood laminate.
I want the property to appeal to young couples more than families - do they still call them yuppies? - as it is a city center apartment and not really suitable for kids.
I want a modern look that will suggest comfortable, stylish, chic.
Is there a color scheme that you can suggest that will give that impression?
It needs to photograph well as I will be advertising on the internet.
You're lucky - black leather furniture is great for the look you are going for.
Without a doubt silver will give you a much better look than gold and I would suggest that your light fittings be silver - spotlights would be particularly good.
The following are all quite good colour schemes for you to choose from:
Black, silver, white, red
Black, silver, sky blue
Black, silver, white, bright pink
Black, silver, grey, bright lime green
Black, silver, white
If you decide to go for one of the ones with a bright colour, I suggest you paint the room mainly in white with a feature wall, chimney breast or alcove in the colour of your choice.
You may also like to add a fabric wall panel (don't be put off - it's really cheap and easy to make) and perhaps a few bright cushions or pillows in a bold or geometric pattern.
Black and white photos are a good choice for the walls. I don't know why but for some reason, despite being old technology, they still somehow manage to look modern.