Good Questions: What Color Sofa should we get for the Living Room?

Good Questions: What Color Sofa should we get for the Living Room?

Maxwell Ryan
Aug 31, 2007

Hello AT,

We just moved to a new apartment in Philly and are in desperate need of some color expertise in our living room. After saying goodbye to the television, we were able to accommodate our grand piano, dining room furniture, and future sofa. The only problem is we can't decide on a color for the sofa...

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My boyfriend initially vetoed my idea of a red sofa, and now I am not so sure I want to commit to a bold color. The walls are painted a yellowish-beige with tonal stripes running along the back wall. An ebony piano and granite table with black chairs add up to a lot of black in the room.

I think we are leaning towards purchasing the Room and Board "Metro" sofa. We found out that the stock fabrics are going to change in about a month from the Desmond micro-suedes to the View velvets. The sales associate thought we should hold out for the velvet in walnut, but we are concerned about having another large dark (almost black) piece of furniture in the room. Any ideas?

Thanks! Hale


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