Sofas and couches are a pretty expensive investment. Naturally, you want to be satisfied by the items you choose. One important aspect to consider is the color and how it will harmonize with the rest of the objects in the room where the new furniture will be placed. Check the following tips on how to choose the best sofa color.
There are two scenarios: you either start a project from scratch or you work around an already decorated and fitted room. In the first case, you should choose the sofa first and the rest on the items should harmonize. In the second case, it is the opposite. The sofa will either have to play support role, by enhancing the already existing color palette or will have to adopt a neutral tone.
In the first case, if the sofa will be the focal point of the room, a vibrant luxury fabric or a colorful print will surely highlight the furniture. If you want the room to look larger, you should complement the color of the wall with the one of the couch. It is a simple, but efficient interior design trick.
One of the toughest decisions in color selection is whether the color will be light or dark. Again, this aspect will depend on the surroundings. You must select a shade that matches the floor. A wooden, dark flooring can make the sofa blend in or totally vanish. Keep in mind that sofas are made of fabrics that absorb the light – they are not shiny lamps.
Adding a sofa to an already darkened room is a bit tricky. You surely want it to be visible, not to disappear. For that, it is recommended to buy sofas with metal or light wood legs. This will enhance the visibility of the space between the floor and furniture. Placing another colored item near the sofa will also enhance this impression and will make the item more visible. You can use colorful rugs, chairs or coffee tables, depending on the purpose of the sofa.
Light-colored sofas present a totally different set of challenges. Besides color matching, they also need to be properly maintained. White, plush sofas can be easily damaged or stained. It is not a good idea to buy a light-material furniture if you have pets or small children around. Take these tips into consideration the next time when you buy a sofa and choose wisely.