How to add colour with cushions?

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Some people can be a little wary about choosing colour for their home – and with valid reason. As well as having a visual impact, colour can also subliminally affect your mind, and consequently, your emotional response in that space.

Blue, for example, is thought to bring confidence and a feeling of security, whereas orange is seen as being an uplifting and adventurous colour. In every room, the colour ratio should be split between walls (60%), upholstery (30%) and accessories (10%), so when introducing a new or different colour, start small with luxury cushions: they’re a quick, easy and affordable way to bring colour to any space.

So let’s get down to selecting your colour palette. The best way to do this is to sit in the middle of your room with your laptop in hand. Have a good look around and try to identify 2 – 3 colours that meet this criteria:

  1. The colour should exist in some other element in your room – it could be your curtains, a painting on the wall or a vase on a coffee table;
  2. They must complement each other – this is the most important criteria. Don’t choose three really loud and bright cushions. They must look really good together, all on their own.

Take some time over your decision because these colours will inform your cushion selection and will ultimately be the glue that pulls your living room colours together.

To help you with your colour selection, and later your cushion selection, use an online colour swatch to help you identify your exact colours. The easiest way to do this is to use an online colour swatch (just do a quick google search).

# Cushions for a Red Sofa

A red sofa adds a lovely bright pop of colour to any living room. If your sofa is dark red, try dark blue cushions for a regal look. A modish scarlet couch will look better with patterned grey cushions.

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Red sofa

# Cushions for a Beige Sofa

A beige sofa is the easiest sofa to transition to a new palette. Choosing cushions for a beige sofa really depends on the colours you have chosen for the rest of your living room.

If you have a mixture of colours, look for an underrepresented colour to feature in your cushions. Keep the colour scheme light and airy, and avoid black cushions unless you’re going monochromatic throughout.

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Beige sofa

# Cushions for a Green Sofa

A green sofa will freshen up your living space. Because of this, natural colours like taupe look nice next to a green sofa. You can also use floral-inspired colours. Use pink floral cushions for a fresh look, and analogous colours like yellow and blue.

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Green sofa

# Cushions for a Blue Sofa

A blue sofa can have a cool and calming effect on your living room. When choosing cushions for your blue sofa look for colours that are next to blue on the colour wheel, including different shades of blue and green.

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Blue sofa

# Cushions for a Black Sofa

Your black sofa will go with almost any colour, but there are a few colours you may want to avoid. Browns rarely pair well with black, while navy blue is too similar in shade. Patterned and textured cushions can create a nice contrast with a black couch, especially if it is a black leather sofa.

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Black leather sofa

# Cushions for a Grey Sofa

Liven up your grey sofa by using colours that are light and coordinate with the other colours in your living room. Grey pairs well with colours that have a similar tone, include similar shades of pinks or blues.

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Grey sofa

# Cushions for a Brown Sofa

When choosing cushions to go with your brown leather sofa, look for rich, jewel-toned colours. Teals, blues, deep reds and golds look chic on a brown sofa. Depending on the style of your leather couch, neutrals and pinks can also look stylish. Once again, avoid black!

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Brown sofa

You can change your patterns and textures according to the season. Choose floral patterns for summer and cosy, woollen textures for winter. Artistic cushions can also easily add style to the space. A throw blanket also adds warmth and comfort to your living room.

We hope that those informations can help you when you are in a mood of creating something new in your home.

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