Interior Design Tips & Tricks  

Jan 22

Using a Color Palette to Choose Furniture Colors that Match the Room

Posted by Kristin Hibler on Monday, January 22, 2018

The best way to personalize your home is to choose furnishings and decor in a color palette that you love. For ideas, go to your closet and observe what colors and patterns you gravitate toward. You can also find inspiration from a multi-colored fabric swatch where all the colors work together. We have hundreds in stock to get you started!


Furniture Color Considerations

A great design with a mix of furniture colors considers the whole room and adjacent spaces. When selecting the palette for your furniture and room, consider the following:

  • Newer homes with open floor plans look better with a neutral wall color unifying the space plus large color accents in each room. 
  • The architectural details and separate spaces of traditional homes transition different color schemes smoothly. 
  • Where the colors reside on the color wheel tells you how to use them together, so they “ground,” pop, or coordinate with each other. 

Go Big 

Choose a color or pattern you love for the biggest space in the room first, be it a rug, sofa, bed or table. Let it dictate color to the rest of the room. Apply a coordinating color to drapes or accent chairs. If mixing patterns, use significantly different scales.     



Style It

Accent your room with window coverings and accessories in the colors of your chosen palette to bring the look together. Include different textures and elements of wood, metal, and glass to achieve your design goals. Don’t forget personal details, like family photos, displayed in coordinating frames. 


Bring it Together 

It can be tricky to pull off a great furniture color scheme. The key is balance with the surrounding area and furnishings - it’s both science and art. 

At Design Resource & Fabrics, our expert designers help homeowners and professionals select the upholstery and drapery fabrics that fit your needs and style. If you’re considering updating your furniture or are ready to choose a color palette for your space, visit our showroom today!