A piece of conventional wisdom that many, many people observe is this: Purchase a neutral sofa so that it can go across any style whims you might have, and last the years. I know that this is good, sage advice. Advice that makes it easier for the color adverse and those intimidated by design.
When looking at a beautiful space, the sofa is often the centerpiece, though. And a centerpiece begs for drama. But what color? Well, I took my design inspiration from Sherwin Williams' new Chip It! tool. I have lost hours to this tool, which works much like Pinterest. Anyone can create a customized palette from any image from the "Chip It!" button you save to your toolbar.
My palette is inspired by a recent trip to Paris I took with my husband (Paris in April).
I love how all of these colors create a soft and sophisticated, yet modern palette. And I found some sofas that fit the bill...
Sofas clockwise from top left: 1. Pierre Sofa, zgallerie.com 2. Chester Tufted Sofa, westelm.com 3. Emma Tufted Sofa, homedecorators.com 4. The Descartes, sofa.com 5. Pierre Sofa, zgallerie.com 6. The Dandy, maisonsdumonde.com