10 Feb 2016

Modern interior colors and color schemes are wonderful tools for giving your room a fresh, stylish look. If you have furniture that features fabric in an outdated color or pattern but is in otherwise great condition, consider a new upholstery job in a stylish color to restore your couches or chairs and add a conversation piece to your home. Check out these four hot colors that will ensure your furniture makes a statement.

Shades of Purple

When used properly, these sometimes-girly or childlike colors can add a feel of luxury and sophistication to a room. A dusky violet color can act almost as a neutral and would make for an eye-catching sofa. Or, be a little bolder and use a bright amethyst shade on an accent chair or pillows. Pair purples with a cool neutral like gray for an engaging and elegant room.

Serene Blues

One of Pantone’s colors of the year for 2016 is a beautiful milky blue shade called Serenity, and we’re not surprised this beautiful color is on top. You’ll feel like you’re in an old European home with this color on your side chairs, and it would help soften up a sofa with more modern lines. Black and white accents would make it pop, and it’s a great color for a room that could use some calmness. You could even use navy blue as a neutral in a room that gets a lot of natural light.

Dark Teal

Dark teal is a versatile color that can work with a number of different styles. Use it on the chair cushions of an elegant and traditional dining room set to play off of the rich woods. It looks excellent with gold accents, too. Cushions on seagrass furniture would look great in dark teal, adding pops of white for a more relaxed and casual look. If you’re feeling extra bold, throw in some pillows or cushions in animal prints like leopard or zebra for an unexpected twist.


You can’t go wrong with a neutral, and it will give your furniture some longevity style-wise that some of the bolder colors may not. Instead of basic beiges or chocolate browns, go with an updated neutral like gray or camel. Grays are a great neutral to use for furniture upholstery. The wide range of shades and hues means that you’re sure to find something to match with your existing decor and style while still getting an updated look.

If your furniture is needing a facelift, consider one of the top colors for 2016 to give your pieces a stylish upgrade.