2nd article on Designing a Denby Lisa Hoyt on 01/25/14
Next, you need to determine your color palate. A den is usually a place that is a man's retreat, therefore it needs to be painted in a warm camel color---emulating a cave---but a sophisticated cave. Then you can add different shades of brown from dark to light, cream, soft yellows, touches of red and/or orange and touches of green. Earthy tones are so lovely together. Then the flooring should be done in a nice medium dark brown wood, distressed, wide planked--- preferably--- and a bit different in tone to the builtins. All color added such as the creams, other camels and browns, greens, reds, oranges, and yellows are colors that get added to the design of the room in the area rugs, the pillows, the throws, and the artwork. The larger pieces such as the sofa or the large chairs are always done in neutral tones. This gives the room always a finished, pulled together, long lasting design that the homeowners will enjoy for many many years to come.