What paint color goes with my couch?
by Staff
Couches are major players in home habitats -- often, they're the largest piece of furniture in a room. As such, they're definitely worth considering when you start revamping interior paint schemes. But how can you tell if you're on the right track in picking out the best shades of paint to accent your couch? Try this quiz to find out if you can trust your inner designer.

When considering couch and wall color combinations, what should you use to guide your initial approach?

  • The desired mood for the room.
  • Other furniture in the room.
  • The overall size of the space.
  • The texture of the walls in the room.

TRUE OR FALSE: A neutral colored sofa goes great with any paint color on the walls.

  • TRUE

If using a traditional color wheel to narrow down couch and paint color combinations, which of the following methods is best?

  • Pick a paint color on the wheel that's opposite from your couch color.
  • Pick a paint color on the wheel adjacent to your couch color.
  • Choose three colors that live an equal distance apart from each other on the wheel to use for couch, wall and accents.
  • All of the above.

Patterned couches should be set against a wall that's painted what color?

  • White
  • Beige
  • One of the colors found within the pattern
  • Any color NOT found within the pattern

Couches in cool tones, such as light blue or silver, can give a room an airy feeling if paired with which of the following wall colors?

  • White
  • Cream
  • Pale Gray
  • All of the above

Which of the following is typically NOT a good match for a sofa made from a textured material, such as leather?

  • Dark paint tones
  • Medium paint tones
  • Light paint tones
  • Neutral paint tones

TRUE OR FALSE: Red sofas should be avoided, because they are difficult to integrate into any room, regardless of the paint scheme.

  • TRUE

Which of the following pairs are NOT complementary colors?

  • Red and green
  • Orange and purple
  • Blue and orange
  • Yellow and purple

Painting just one wall of a room -- such as the wall behind your couch -- in a certain color creates which of the following?

  • A distraction
  • A rustic look
  • A focal point for the room
  • A modern look

TRUE OR FALSE: A good approach to picking a paint color is looking for the closest match to your couch color on a paint chip that comes in a strip, then choosing one of the tones above or below it as your wall color.

  • TRUE