Hello all! I came across GardenStew while looking for an interior design forum. For a month or so now, I've been pondering a color scheme/carpet dilemma. Next year I will be moving into a new apartment that has, unfortunately, a pretty garish colored carpet. It is a mix of tan and green industrial carpet, but is mostly green, not tan (the green exists in the form of huge overlapping diamonds.) The green is a dark moss/forest green, and the walls are all white. I am trying to find furniture for the apartment before moving in in a month or so, and am having trouble thinking of a color scheme that would work with the carpet and yet be vibrant and inviting, not bland. Suggestions that people have given me already include: dark purple, orange, and dark brown, not together. I am actually a fan of dark purple, but the other colors I find rather depressing. Plus, I was hoping to have brighter colors (when I thought the carpet would be a tan or a brown, I was leaning towards a red couch with black accents and light birch wood tables) to make the apartment a bit cheerier. I figure I can put in some plants to even out the green, but am not sure what to put in between (couch, rugs, end tables, coffee tables, etc.) Any and all suggestions are welcome and GREATLY appreciated. Thank you, Skippy PS I have never lived in an apartment before, and am throwing this question out there: is it possible to change the carpet? If it is possible, about how much would this cost in a two bedroom apartment?