Good Questions: Color Scheme to Compliment This Sofa?

Good Questions: Color Scheme to Compliment This Sofa?

Gregory Han
Jan 26, 2009

Vanessa writes:
I have a decorating dilemma that revolves around my living room sofa. As you can see it is a traditional tufted leather camel back sofa. For the life of me I cannot seem to come up with a color scheme that would work well with the sofa color. Should I even work with the existing color? If so, what colors do you thing would work with it? Or should I do a tailored slipcover in a different color so I don't have to design around the existing sofa color? Oh...and disregard the hideous pillows! Thanks, Vanessa

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What do you think, readers? Personally, we think the golden and neutral hues in her not-hideous pillows give her a hint of which colours possibly compliment the traditionally shaped sofa. At the same time, one shouldn't live with a major piece of furniture in a colour that doesn't make you happy each and every day. A slipcover would be a poor short term solution, since the character of the sofa is it's stately tufted details. Has anyone else been in a similar design dilemma, with advice for Vanessa?

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