I haven't picked up the magic Carleton Varney book for a while and so I dug it out this evening after a long day with the family, including nine nieces and nephews fueled by Peeps and Cadbury eggs.
On the initial reading of this little piece "A Banana-Split Decorating Scheme", I thought that Carleton had finally let me down and that his advice wouldn't stand the test of time. Banana splits are delectable to the taste. We could all take decorating lessons from a banana split to improve the combinations of colours in our own homes." YIKES!
But he goes on to say carpet the room in a velvety vanilla. Place a chocolate sofa on the rug, flanked by two lounge chairs covered in fresh strawberry... Colour your walls whipped cream white and hang strawberry curtains trimmed in chocolate..." Hmmm, that actually might be pretty. Pink and brown are great together. Add a little lightness, and it may work. Through the magic of PhotoShop, this room might not look so bad... But I would change the name to Neapolitan.