Colour guidelines for fabric sofas

Colour guidelines for sofas’ fabric, how to make a choice which can condition your wellness at home.

Sofas’ fabric, through colours and patterns, gives an important contribution to sofa’s aesthetic  which, in turn, influences the surrounding area. We are surrounded by colours without realizing that they influence our soul and mind. Colours are light manifestation and they silently spread visual sensations and emotions. Each colour transmits energy thanks to its infinite facets, and there is always a colour which fits into  a room better than another. Above all, it depends on where we decide to use a specific colour.

For example Yellow has an exciting and energizing effect, Green reassures and calm our mind and Orange helps to concentrate. A living room is a very versatile room and that is why we can decide to use whatever colour we want; the most important thing is to obtain a welcoming place, so we can decide to use the yellow colour, dynamic and stimulating, while we suggest not to use it in your bed room where we do suggest to use Green, Pink or Lilac.

Our psychophysical wealth could be influenced by colours!

Indeed sofas’ fabric must be carefully chosen by following two important guidelines: our style and the place it will occupy. It is notable that sofas’ colour influences your living room but also viceversa. Sofas’ covering, walls’ and furniture colours  are real furnishing clothes which contribute to change completely a room spatial sensations: light and colours works together to create dimensional effects.

Sofas’ fabric: colors talk with their surrounding space

  •  Light colours use to broaden spatial perception while dark ones use to make spaces smaller. A blue sofa in a small room with dark walls will not be the protagonist as the same sofa in a lighter colour. Choose a light colour if you want to improve your living room and make it bigger and brighter.


  • A light colour matched with a dark colour seems lighter than in reality, in the same way a dark colour next to a light colour seems darker.

  • Faint colours give freshness to a room. They are the right choice for intimate rooms as bed room and cabinet.

  • Vibrant colours are not a good choice for big spaces because they could give a feeling of tightness. Better use them to furnish open spaces as terraces or gardens.


  • Different colours shades give continuity and openness to a room. By using different walls colours the result will not be monotonous.

  • Conflicting colours create nice and pleasing effects. To re-create nice contrasts use different colours for furniture and decor.

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This is what chromotherapy, that is the study of colours reaction to body and soul, says. This could be the beginning for healing conflicting states of mind. One of the advantages of Doimo Salotti covering is that they are completely removable. In this way you can also choose to easily change colours and patterns of your sofa whenever you want, moreover Doimo Salotti samples have more than 450 fabrics, you just have the spoilt of choice!

Are you moving home? Did you just change your mind in fact of colours? Does your new wall colour clash with your sofa? Choose Doimo Salotti and it will be easier to change your covering.

June 2018
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