What color scheme should I choose for sofa, curtains and rugs in my living room?


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Reader’s question
"I would like some advice on the color choices in my living room. What color sofa, rug and curtains should I buy?
My favorite colors are white, gray and purple but I do not know whether they can be combined harmoniously. Eg what color throws would match a white couch? Thank you in advance."

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White is the color of purity, freedom, transparency.
Purple is the color of spirituality, creativity, mystery, elegance.
Gray is neutral, often conservative, perhaps monotonous, however elegant and formal.
By choosing to combine these three colors in a space, the atmosphere created each time depends on the style of furniture and the dominant color, as well.
The predominance of white color gives brightness, spaciousness and a contemporary style to the living space.

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The light purple/lilac gives more intimate, relaxed style to a space. Deep purple signifies modern Baroque style.


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When gray is used in the space, color pops are required to spice up the monotonous, neutral color and avoid impersonal feelings that the space emits.

You can throw on the sofa pillows purple, lilac, gray, black, charcoal, blue.
You can choose rugs in light shades of gray for minimal decorating style or rich purple for a more sophisticated style.
Regarding the curtains you can choose in white, pale lilac or silver gray, depending on your preferences.


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