How to choose sofa color?


Whether you want to create a more contemporary feel in your space or make a bold statement, the color that sets the mood for you is your ideal choice for sofa color. While a neutral sofa color can be the perfect canvas for vibrant accents and tie the room together, an ornate colored or patterned sofa can show off your style. 

Quick ways to choose the ideal sofa color —

  1. Flip through home-decor magazines, visit furniture stores or scroll through interior furnishing blogs to set up a personalized vision out of the plethora of available designs and fashions.
  2. Go for soft colors that complement well enough with your existing decor.
  3. Speak your mind with the sofa color, as furniture is all about creating statements!
  4. If you want to be on the safe side, go for neutral sofa colors.
  5. If you want to experiment with the decor, go for bold pastel colors on the sofa, such as brown, black, etc.

While following these tips, certain common questions can pop into the mind.

Should the sofa be lighter or darker than the walls?

If your sofa is the dominant feature of your space, then opt for a lighter shade on the walls. For example, light grey or taupe painted walls work well with white and black sofas. On the other hand, if you have patterned wallpapers or lots of artwork to display, a darker sofa will help to draw attention to these.

On the whole, if you want your sofa to stand out, choose a more neutral color for your walls, which is lighter than your sofa color. Having a dark wall color and dark sofa color can make the room feel smaller rather than larger and inviting. However, if your walls are a very deep neutral or dark tone in a large space, then dark sofas will suit better than light sofas as both will be part of the same scheme.

Should your couch match your walls?

You can use a sofa that matches your wall color, but it doesn't have to be the same shade. The goal is to create contrast without having two competing colors. 

But sometimes, this technique might backfire. For example, if your sofa is brown and your wall color is tan, the look of a tan wall may become muddy next to a brown sofa. On the other hand, tan is more likely to work if the sofa is gray or the wall is white.  

Why not find a bright complementary color for your walls? One that's crazy enough that it becomes the backbone rolling through all of your furniture, instead of the sofa is the cornerstone for every other piece of furniture in the room? 

Which sofa color is the best for white walls?

A take on black and white features an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories from a dull monochrome room to create a laid-back look. The perfect combo is white walls, grey sofas, black tables, and chairs. Add colorful cushions too.

Play along with other bright colors too, like pink and yellow. The backdrop of a white wall uplifts the home decor like a well-crafted stage!

Popular Sectional Sofa colors

Offering an oasis amid the chaos is what color-matching your sofa is all about. Here are some of the most popular sectional sofa colors to help you create that comfortable sanctuary.

Grey Sectional Sofa

Wondering which color is best for a sofa? The most popular grey sofa is a neutral color that can be adapted for almost any home, with many different styles that range from the traditional texture of tweed to the modern feel of velvet. Grey couches can also be found in many different colors and textures. Here at Jennifer Furniture, we search the world for the most popular materials and textures in grey sectionals and bring them to you.

Brown Sectional Couch

With more and more people dreaming of homeownership, the popularity of brown sectionals is likely to continue to grow. Today, one of the highest-selling sectional sofa colors of 2022 is brown leather. So if you think of designing a floor plan for your condo, don't think twice. It is widely believed that brown is the new black. It is indeed most popular with fashion-forward homeowners embracing this shade with enthusiasm. 

Darker chocolate or even a Sienna red-brown will appeal to the fashion-conscious. But, at the same time, more traditional tastes will be pleased by rosette patterns in rich velvet fabrics.

Blue Sectionals

Powerful blue sectional sofas are a classic choice and can help you maintain a cohesive look from room to room. Crafted with extra plush back cushions and thick padding on the seat cushions, this sofa brings rich indulgence to any space it occupies. 

This color evokes the feel of comfortable luxury. In addition, it has a family-friendly design, making this color and fabric blend a great option for any home. Using these sofas as a base, introduce other colors around them with throw cushions and multi-colored rugs and curtains for a playful and cozy effect.

Black Sectional Sofas

When it comes to sectional sofas, black is the new sexy. That's right, folks. Black sectional sofas are all about drama and glamour. This is the color choice for those who want to make a statement. 

A large, elegant sofa in pure black leather will automatically feel glamorous, giving your room an instantly polished look. However, if you like the idea of black but aren't sure you can pull it off, why not choose a neutral grey upholstery to soften the edges?

Beige Sectionals

Beige is a soft and calm neutral, an easy way to achieve a clean, classic style. Pair with various colors and finishes to create a look that's all your own. The unique grey hues of the fabric blend to create a rich depth. 

The clean lines are accented with taupe, tangerine, and anthracite diamonds on the back cushions. The taupe tufted buttons bring out the natural colors of the wood legs for an element of contrast. The soft beige fabric is woven with a microfiber substrate containing petrochemical fibers to structure and strength.

White Sectional Couches

Our designs have identified a trend towards lighter shades for living areas and a sleeker minimalist aesthetic, a relief for parents, and a struggle for pet owners. Pristine White A stunningly clean and inviting backdrop for neutral-friendly pieces such as leaning lamps, reading nooks, and plant pots to complement well with a white sofa set. 

Whether you prefer a sleek and modern approach or a more comfortable and lived-in look, we've got the perfect white sofa for you. With several fabrics to choose from, the color white, we're sure you'll find something that's just right.

Red Sectional Sofa

The popularity of red sectional sofas is likely to be boosted by the association of this color with passion, warmth, and romance. Red can be incorporated into formal lounge furniture with upholstery in rich fabrics like velvet. Distressed leather works well with the color's natural rustic edge. 

Combining rich reds with more muted neutrals, such as taupes and beiges, can create a stylish living space. Red sofas look great with white walls to help the room feel bright and spacious. For extra impact, group several together to fill a large space or use as an alternative sitting arrangement in the center of the room.

Pewter Sectional

The Pewter sectional sofa is both simple and concise, making it an extremely versatile piece that can be elegantly dressed up or down. Enjoy endless seating arrangements with this sofa that features a wide chaise. Its neutral color means it goes with any existing decor and can transition from room to room as seasons change.

How can I match my sofa color to my living room?

  • Choose a couch color that's the opposite of your room decor. 
  • For dark walls and floors, try a light-colored couch and vice versa. 
  • Pick a contrasting color if you want it to stand out and make a statement. 
  • Look for more similar colors for your couch to blend in seamlessly and act as more of an accent piece.

Think about the other furniture in your room. Do you have a lot of black or chrome? Match them with metallic tones for a modern feel. If you have art on the walls in sunflowers, don't get a couch with many different patterns because itís hard to match patterns. But if you do like patterns, find something that matches both the pattern and the color on your walls.

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