Many people fall for the same sofa colours over and over again, precisely because they are afraid of making colour and compositional mistakes with the other elements.
However, this composition can be easier than you might think. Just follow the tips we give you below.
Sofa colours: how to choose the ideal one?
A colour palette of the environment. The first thing to consider before choosing the colour of the sofa is the other colours that already belong or will belong to the environment.
The sofa, whether you like it or not, is the most eye-catching element in the living room. That is why it ends up attracting a lot of attention.
But that doesn’t mean that the sofa should be neutral precisely because it attracts attention. On the other hand. It can be orange, green, blue and even purple.
It is important to match the colour of the sofa in a harmonious and balanced way. And for that, the best thing you can do in life is to learn how to use the colour wheel in decoration. We’ll tell you next.
Use the colour wheel
The colour wheel brings together all the colours of the visible spectrum. That is, in it are the primary colours (blue, red and yellow), the secondary colours (orange, green and purple) in addition to the tertiary colours (pink, orange, teal, and brown).
The circle still collects the different shades of each of these colours, from the lightest to the darkest nuances. The only colours outside the circle are neutral ones (white, black, and grey). With the circle in hand, you can trace the best colour combinations for your project and the style you want.
There are several ways to combine colours using the colour wheel, but we’ll focus on the three main ones: monochromatic composition, analogue composition, and complementary composition.
Monochromatic colour composition
This type of composition is based on the choice of a single colour that is combined with its different tones.
For example, you can choose the colour yellow and start with the lightest shade like pastel, go through a medium shade like canary yellow, get to an earthy yellow like mustard, and end with a more closed and darker yellow, almost in the brown palette.
In practice, imagine something like a beige floor, a golden yellow sofa and dark yellow decorative items.
Similar colour composition
The composition of analogous colours, on the other hand, is based on the use of colours that have the same colour matrix, that is, they are next to each other on the colour wheel and are combined by similarity. This is the case, for example, with blue and green or yellow and orange.
One idea is to paint the wall green and use a blue sofa right in front of it. This composition gives an elegant look, but nothing obvious for decoration.