How To Choose The Right Sofa Color
Your sofa is not just for sitting. It’s the trophy piece of your room, and its colour and design plays a heavy role in determining the mood of any room. There are many things to consider while buying a new sofa. The design, material, etc. But none of that matters if you go wrong with the colour in the first place. That’s the first thing anyone will notice about your sofa, and then they go to the design. The wood, the details. So how do you choose the right sofa colour? Take a look at some of these pointers.
START FROM SCRATCH
As we’ve said, the sofa can be a showpiece as well as the sitting space. So you can actually centre your room’s decoration around it. But if you’re adding a new sofa to your room, then you can choose to pick a neutral colour or decide on it being an accent piece. If you’d like your room to look bigger, then pick a colour that matches your walls. This makes the colour scheme of a room look more harmonious. If you want a standout piece, then get a little creative and go bold. But there’s a fine line between bold and jarring, so just be careful about that.
FOCUS ON THE FLOOR
The kind of flooring you have in the room also plays a big role in whether your sofa should be dark in colour or light. There are many things to consider here. Will the sofa be on the rug, if so then the rug’s colour and fabric matter deeply. The sofa’s upholstery material and the colour cannot clash.
Another thing to be keep in mind is the colour of your flooring. A dark sofa cannot work on dark wood flooring, unless it has metal legs or light wooden coloured ones.
Once you decide what kind of a sofa you want, choosing a colour can be fairly easy. If you don’t want a statement sofa piece, then going with a neutral colour is the best option. Beige, grey, taupe and cream are the best colours to go with. They go with any style of interior, are evergreen choices and easy to maintain as well. You can easily change a neutral sofa’s look by adding few throw pillows or just a throw.
CENTRE OF ATTENTION
If, however, you do want your sofa to be the statement piece, then you can go with colours like ruby red, jade or sapphire. Jewel tones look very sophisticated and can create an interesting look if patterend well with the rest of the the interior. In this case, contrasts work very well. Go for a black sofa if other pieces in the room are more light coloured.
Think about where you want to place your sofa. Will it be exposed to a lot of sunlight, or dust? If so, then remember that some colour and material fade pretty quickly if exposed to the sun. In that case, go for more natural fabrics and patterns which won’t fade that quickly.
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