The sofa is the center of any living room, the furniture piece around which the whole décor is being created. It’s why it has to perfectly integrate in the room. The color is very important. The color you choose for the sofa can either match the rest of the décor in its general lines or it can coordinate with certain key elements. It can also be the one piece that stands out without having to match anything. But let’s take a look at some examples of sofas and living rooms to better picture this image.
In this case, for example, the sofa coordinates with the flooring and the cabinets in the kitchen. The leather has a texture that’s quite similar to that of the wood. By choosing this shade of beige, you allow the sofa to seamlessly fit into the décor. Also, notice that the accent pillows on the sofa coordinate with the furniture as well, more exactly with the chairs and the coffee table.
Here we have another example of a sofa that seamlessly fits into the living room’s décor thanks to its color. This pale shade of pastel green, almost white, matches the rest of the décor beautifully, the walls are beige and the whole living room is decorated with transparent and bright elements.
If you want the sofa to stand out from the rest of the room’s décor but you still want to somehow rely to it, you can choose a color that’s complementary to the accent shades you’ve used throughout the room. For example, here we have a green sofa. It has two red lamps flanking it on the sides and a painting with red background placed just above it.
The sofa itself can blend in as long as it has accessories that make it stand out. A very simple and popular strategy is to choose a sofa in a color that’s similar to that of the walls or the main color used in the room and to decorate it with accent pillows in a bold and vibrant color. In this case, grey and orange are two color that look beautiful together.
In a décor that needs to feel relaxing, serene and minimalist, color is usually not used to its fullest. In this contemporary living room we have a very simple and neutral color palette featuring shades of white, beige and grey. The sofa is an off shade of grey and has two beige accent pillows that stand out in a very subtle way.
If you do decide to opt for a more colorful sofa, then it’s recommended to match it with something fr coherence. This beautiful turquoise sofa coordinates with the window shades, although the sofa is more vibrant. The decorative cushions feature a range of colors including blue, purple and different shades of turquoise.
A sofa can also stand out even if it has a very simple color. To make sure that happens, you have to place against a contrasting background. In this case, for example, these two grey sofas sit on a white area rug so they stand out without featuring a bold color.
A nice idea for homes that have nice views is to try to bring some of the nature inside by using colors that match the ones visible through the windows. For example, here we have a family room decorated with shades of green and blue, colors which also define the lovely courtyard. The sofa best translated the color of the grass.
It can also be interesting to play with similar colors such as beige, brown and grey. Usually perceived as neutrals, these earthy colors can be the key to creating a warm and inviting atmosphere into your home. This sectional perfectly integrates into the living room’s décor thanks to its color.
Our final example once more shows us how a color that’s not vibrant or bold, a color such as grey, can be the center of attention given the right décor. the grey sectional is the focal point of this family room and the rest of the room is decorated in bright shades, white being the main color.