Good Questions: Color to Tone Down the Blue in Sofa?

Penelope sent in a good question: What wall color will bring out the gray (and tone down the blue) of this couch? I thought this couch was more gray when I bought it. I took it home to my rental with blue walls and blue carpet... yikes! Now I'm buying my first house and want to bring out the gray...

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The new living room has lots of light (for the Pacific Northwest) and has moulding about a foot below the ceiling (I'd like to paint the majority of the walls one color and the foot above the moulding and the ceiling a lighter tone). Thanks!

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.