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How Do You Decide on the Best Furniture Colors for You?

There’s almost too much choice when it comes to furniture: style, material, size, and you can customize just about anything. So how do you decide on the best furniture colors for you? You keep asking yourself questions, starting with these.

Do You Want To Play It Safe?

If you’re not feeling strongly toward any particular hue, embrace neutrals. A dominant piece such as a sofa in beige or tan will help warm up a room without drawing the spotlight. It won’t show dirt as obviously as white, and won’t weigh down a room like black does. You can always change things up later by switching out throw pillows, lamps, and art that have a strong accent color.

Are You Creating a Calm Mood, or an Energetic One?

Neon yellow might seem like a fun choice, but usually not in your bedroom. If you’re decorating a room where you’ll want to relax, stick with blues that remind you of soothing natural elements such as the ocean and the sky. If it’s a room where you want to convey energy—such as an entertainment area—you can experiment more with pure, bold colors.

Do You Have Kids, Pets, or a Clumsy Roommate?

If kids or pets are even a vague possibility in the back of your mind, don’t have any white. Not even a coaster. The darker the furniture, the better, and something in a resilient material you can easily clean when accidents happen.

Do You Want a Timeless, Classic Look?

Brown can look luxe in any shade, and it complements wood with easy elegance. It’s an effective base color if you want to add smaller touches with prints or accents with rich jewel tones. Depending on how bright you want the room to be, you can go from tan to deep chocolate.

Do You Want an Sleek Urban Vibe?

Black is essential with modern décor. It’s a dramatic background for polished metal, bold details, and intense color. It always looks crisp and it wears like a dream, so you won’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon. Black coordinates with anything, and you can soften it any number of ways. Paint the walls Mango Madness if you feel the urge; your black furniture will ground the rest of the room in sanity.

Do You Like Distressed Furniture?

Lighter colors—even white—are an ideal contrast for weathered wood, and you can always add soft florals and patterns to the mix with pillows. If you need something more practical, stick with gray. It’s been the most popular wall color for the last few years, and with so many tones you can find the right one for the atmosphere you want.

Did this help you decide on the best furniture colors for you? If not, keep asking questions until the answer becomes clear. Or, stop by one of Midwest Clearance Center’s six showrooms with living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture in St. Louis. You might just know the perfect piece when you see it.