Balancing Act: pinning this to remind myself that if you have deep, rich colors on the walls, you must offset it with areas of bright/light (the rug in this case) to keep your house from feeling like a cave.
Update an uninspiring neutral living room by introducing a soft slate shade into your scheme. Give the room a well-balanced feel by using equal amounts of warm neutrals and cool blues and greys. Accessorise with subtle accent colours, such as softer blues, touches of white or ivory and a hint of denim
Use the tineye multicolr search engine to search flickr for images that will match your color scheme. You can use up to 5 colors. Find one you like in a high enough resolution, download and take to Kinko's for prints!