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Settling a Bedroom Matter
When it comes to married couples' selection of bedroom colors, the wife usually selects a color that her husband will not object to. As a result of keeping things safe and avoiding arguments, couples usually settle for blues and beiges. However, why not find a color that both a man and a woman can love for their favorite relaxation room in the house? For instance, bronze is a color that is both masculine and a member of the earth tone family. It is strong, but it does not shout. It could work from casual to formal and it complements metal furniture beautifully. Burgundy is similar in that it is rich, classic, and goes well with ivory linens.

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