Summary: Blending your furniture’s color patterns with the surrounding walls can create an intriguing look that can change the atmosphere of your home.

Your wall color and furniture color can complement each other and create a stunning appearance that seamlessly blends both aesthetic appeal and functionality. Best of all, it isn’t as tricky as you might think.

Take a Look at Your Furniture

Whatever piece of furniture that you’re working with, isolate it and use it as a starting point for the color scheme of the room. If it needs a cushion replacement for example, use the colors of the fabric as an underlying color so the room blends two separate colors and prevents it from looking monotone and boring.


There’s an old interior design room floating around that talk about how small rooms work best with light colors while darker colors compliment larger rooms. It’s a nice rule of thumb that you should essentially stick to, but a single accent of a certain color can add a bold appearance to any room. If you own furniture that’s dark, decide whether you want to imitate that specific shade on your walls or look to use a more neutral color palette instead. This helps the colors contrast with the walls effectively.


Once you’ve painted your walls, you’ll want to stage your room with various furniture pieces, soft furnishings, and even art pieces that utilize the color tone you’ve decided on. Feel free to mix patterns and textures appropriately, but try not sacrifice comfort during the process. For instance, find the perfect sofa or couch that takes on your preferred color and look to swap out the cushions if they feel uncomfortable. Manufacturers like The Foam Factory or any other foam supplier can provide you with an abundance of options, you just need to search for the right one. It’s all about experimentation in the end.