Sunday, October 6, 2013


Yes, I know. The "safest" upholstery colors for a sofa are neutrals like gray, beige or white. Sometimes  it's not the best choice. For example, if everything else in the room is fairly neutral (sisal rug, gray/white walls, etc.), choosing a colorful sofa may be just "it" if you want to bring some color into the room.
So which color is best? it depends on your preferred color palette (greens/blues or reds/golds/oranges), but some colors are better simply because they blend well with many different colors. One such example is aquamarine. It works well with so many other colors:
orange, yellow, apple green, blues, white, cream, beige, gray etc.

I've noticed this because two of my recent clients have purchased aquamarine sofa's and they look fantastic. For a bolder look, you can pick out a deeper hue, like teal, and for a softer look, pick out a lighter, grayer hue.

Portfolio eclectic living room
Bold teal sofa complements greens and blues (Katie Rosenfeld)

Aqua Sofa Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel, and Decor - page 7
softer hues of aqua complement neutrals (Tobi Fairly)

Aqua blue sofa completes this room...

Aquamarine color combinations

Aquamarine work well with: orange, apple green, yellow, pink, cream, gray, beige, white and other blues. Below you can see the same sofa with different pillows: greens/blues/white vs. orange/white
                               Queen and Prince Philip at Ascot... blue aqua combination hat that accompanies the outfit.

contemporary family room, Newton MA - contemporary - family room - boston - Vered Rosen Design
aqua can work with greens and blues

  Love, love, LOVE the orange and aqua combination
orange and aqua or turquoise go well together
contemporary family room, Newton MA - contemporary - family room - boston - Vered Rosen Design
aquamarine and orange/cream pillows

Millie Sofa in Aqua Blue

Living Room | aqua sofa, pops of yellow & orange

Mixing with neutrals:

                                                  Cape Cod Fun
Even pick can be accented with aquamarine

                                      The fresh pink and aqua combination in this living room is really quite lovely (from House Beautiful)

So? what's your take on this? please share below.  , Newton, MA

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