When it comes to furniture, its color is the last thing that is given any thought. Agreed, that quality trumps everything else, but let’s not forget that the color of your sofa is the first thing people are going to notice about your furniture. So it’s important to make an impression. In addition, the right choice of colors helps you play sneaky, but clever visual tricks on your guests, when it comes to whether you want to make the room look big or round. You’re in absolute luck that leather furniture these days come in more colors than you can count on your fingertips. But, how do you know which is the right color for your home and lifestyle? Through five simple ways we help you arrive at a decision, you won’t ever regret.
How you live and where you live, play a very important role in the color you choose. You can’t quite expect your white leather couch to stay pristine white if you live in a dusty area, with windows wide open. The same goes for households with kids who can’t seem to love anything more than jumping up and down the couch, or dogs that seem to adore the couch more than their humans. If you’re the kind of household that eats everything from fish ‘n’ chips to pizzas to gourmet meals on the couch, and don’t mind being a little clumsy about it, black, dark brown or midnight blue are the ideal colors for you.
2) Placement in the room
How much attention you want to draw to your furniture also decides which color you choose. If you want furniture that just quietly blends in with the rest of the room, go for colors like beige, cream or off-white, or any neutral shade. For those looking to create a statement or to set trends, there are loud, attention-grabbing colors, like bold red, turquoise blue, neon yellow, teal, you get the idea. As an alternative, to make matters simpler, you can pick classic colored furniture and accessorize with little pillows, cushions and covers in vibrant and bold colors.
3) Use a swatch
When all else fails, there’s swatch. Why leave anything to doubt, imagination and experimentation, when a furniture store can simply give you a bunch of swatches? A swatch helps you get a glimpse into what color’s best for your sofa. In addition, it helps you to not only decide if the color will match the rest of the interiors, but also where the furniture will look its best.
4) Size of the room
Quite obviously, you can’t have an oversized piece of furniture in a matchbox sized home. Proportionality is important. So is intelligent choice of colors. If you intend to give your living area the illusion of spaciousness, opt for colors that conceal. For instance, a sleek black or classic piece of dark brown leather sofa looks sharp and defined, thus, when merged together with other space-saving tricks, makes the room appear larger. On the other hand, if you want to minimize the room or bring every element of the room closer together, white, pastels and reds serve the purpose to perfection.
5) Theme of the home
Is there a specific theme around which your home is decorated? Say, for instance, a specific country or an era long forgotten. And you still want to incorporate your leather furniture into the theme, resort to play of colors and designs. If the home is more towards the vintage, go for a sleek wood seating, with accents of dark leather. For those inclined towards art deco, a red or sea green leather banquette is just perfect.
This post was contributed by guest blogger Sophia Easton from Leather Creations, a leading custom crafted leather furniture company.
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