Colour Palette Matching – How to Pick Furniture that Suits Your Home Aesthetic?

From the living room interior design to your washroom fixtures, your home decor can be elevated only if the furniture you pick is in line with the colour palettes of your house.

While the internet is teeming with ideas, here’s a handy guide to help you navigate your home decor process.

Following are a few things to remember when you are going furniture shopping for your home.

Decide on a Wall Colour Scheme before Furniture Shopping

We recommend that you have a set colour scheme for every room before you start exploring any further home decor ideas.

For example, if you have decided on a blue and white colour palette for your living room, then you can have a white coffee table with a blue couch, preferably in a darker shade than the wall, for contrast.

For rugs and other upholstery, pick complementary colours like grey, which works incredibly well with the blue-and-white palette. For example, you can opt for a muted grey carpet for your living room interior design.

Pluck Colours from a Statement Piece

Let’s say you are undecided about your colour palette but have existing furniture that you want to recycle.

Pick a statement piece, maybe an artwork or a massive Persian rug, and pluck the colours from that statement piece for the rest of the room.

For example, if you have a carpet with warm colours like red, orange, and yellow, then make sure that your other furniture is in different shades of those colours.

You can go for rust coloured sofa, with a white centre table to balance the warm colours and the neutral coloured upholstery.

Remember that you must let your statement piece shine, and don’t overcrowd the room with too much furniture of contrasting colours.

Vertical Dark-Medium-Light Coloured Decor Always Works

This is a tried and tested rule that expert designers swear by. If you are confused about what the shade of your furniture needs to be, this is an especially handy rule for you.

Start with your floors, which need to be dark-coloured. Wooden flooring or dark-coloured marble are a few options to consider.

The next step is choosing a colour for the furniture in the room, which has to be medium-coloured so that it complements the floor and the ceiling. For example, if your bedroom colour palette is white-and-purple, you could go for a mauve bed panel with a white bedding set.

Finally, the hanging fixtures on your ceiling and the ceiling itself should be light-coloured, which offers the added benefit of making your room look spacious, airy, and well-lit.


We hope that the tips we shared were helpful and that they can make the home design interior process easier for you.

With Pepperfry, you can find a rich stock of furniture options in one place, with different patterns, designs, colours, and functionalities.

So head over to the website and start decorating your dream home right away!

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Colour Palette Matching – How to Pick Furniture that Suits Your Home Aesthetic?