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    Besides being a spot for relaxation and gathering, a sofa tends to be the centerpiece of any room. Due to it’s size and placement, it’s likely to stand out regardless of color or style. However, choosing the right color for your sofa can not only bring a room together, but make a proclamation about who you are. All you need to do is decide if you want to take the sensible, yet versatile route, or go all in with a bright, bold statement piece.
    Choosing the Perfect Shade
    1st. Search for inspiration. Pick up a few interior design magazines like Home Decor and Country Living to help get you started. These magazines will not only give you some helpful hints on choosing colors but will also be full of pictures of professionally designed rooms that can give you a clear idea of what you want. You can also search online on sites like HGTV or Pinterest for some insight and inspiration.
    2nd. Use complementary colors. An easy way to choose a color for a sofa is to base it off other colors already in the room. Using complementary colors on the color wheel will guarantee a match and take out some of the guesswork in trying to find the perfect sofa shade. For example, if you have a lot of orange in the room via lamps, rugs, or paintings, then a couch which has a blue-ish hue would be a great addition. Or, if you have a large violet colored tapestry, try a chartreuse or other green colored sofa.
    3rd. Make a statement. As a sofa is usually the centerpiece of a room, try making it stand out. Pick bold jewel-tones like jade, ruby, and sapphire or a contrasting color to make the sofa pop. For example, if you have bright white carpet, pick a dark gray sofa or something black. You can also pick large patterns like floral prints or chevron stripes to bring the sofa into the forefront.
    -Be mindful if choosing a particular pattern, though. Different fabrics can cause a sofa to cost more in the long run.
    4th. Coordinate with a few staple pieces. To bring symmetry or balance to a room, match a sofa’s color with prominent pieces already in the room. This can be anything from lamps, tables, and pictures to the floor. For example, if you have light-colored, wood floors, try a tan or beige leather couch. Not only will the color match the flooring, but the leather will also mimic the smooth finish of the wood.
    -You can also match the sofa upholstery to the color of the wall for a more unified look.

    5th.Match the color to outdoor scenery. If you have a lot of windows, try pairing the sofa color with any outside greenery. For example, if you live in a heavily forested area, earthy tones like greens, browns, and tans would be complementary. Or if you have a large outdoor garden, you can match the sofa color to the shades of the flowers or plants.
    -For those that live in a city, bring in some color from surrounding buildings. For example, look at the shades of surrounding brick or the dark gray of sleek metal structures nearby.