Was anyone else as charmed by Rory's home (and his house tour answers) as I was? Bursting with bold color, quirky art and a whole lot of personality, there's one thing he said in particular that really stood out to me: "Logic and boring people advise buying a couch in a neutral color because it’s more versatile and will 'go with everything'. Logic sometimes sucks. I subscribe to accent couches, not accent pillows." Take a peek at the GIFS in this post; if you like the images with the gray version of the couch more, go in a neutral direction for your large furniture. If the colorful versions of these sofas make your heart sing, then go bold next time you're out shopping.
→ In this post, I've turned colorful couches into gray—a common, neutral color that shows up in homes today very often (full disclosure, even MY couch is gray). But with these GIFs below, you can see that though a nice, safe, neutral gray couch will go with just about any style of decor—a colorful couch sure makes a statement.
See below how the rooms look just dandy with a gray couch, but then comes alive when color is added back in? This visual proof of the power of a colorful couch may be just the inspiration you need to go for the accent couch next time.
→ Bold blue in Joyce's Modern & Personalized West Oakland Loft.
→ Showstopping aqua in A Vibrant Urban Jungle Paradise in Downtown LA
→ Cheery yellow in Jag & Agata's Colorful Canadian Townhouse
→ Moss green in Amanda's California-Inspired New York Apartment
→ Electric orange in Eric's White & Technicolor Baltimore Loft