Interior Painting Guide: How to Match Furniture to Wall Paint


March 1, 2024
Green couch and brown wall of interior home

Whether your interior walls are looking a bit drab and bland or too bright and vibrant — or if they don’t match your furnishings — a fresh coat of quality paint can make a major difference. While repainting your home will give it an immediate refresh, you’ll want to ensure your furniture matches your new paint for ultimate success.

Check out these tips for matching furniture to wall paint, or vice versa, to breathe new life into your home.

What Color Furniture Goes With Blue Walls?

Blue, in all its many brilliant tints, tones and shades, is a calming and relaxing color. It can be subtle and subdued or bright and bold, so you have lots of options when it comes to designs. Blue provides a peaceful and passive backdrop, allowing furniture colors like mustard and green to stand out.

Blue is an excellent choice if you’re after a charming yet relaxing atmosphere in your home. Midcentury modern home styles often incorporate royal blue walls with light neutral furniture. Blue walls can also complement silver appliances, furniture with silver or gold finishes, and white or hardwood floors. Dark leather and wood furniture also work well alongside royal blue walls.

Country-style home interiors also often use a blue palette. However, softer and lighter shades of blue paired with light wood furnishings are more optimal than bold royal blue walls.

What Color Furniture Goes With White Walls?

White walls go well with any color of furniture, making it the most effortless choice. You can choose plain white paint or explore different shades, such as eggshell and ivory. You can also add a touch of grey for contrast.

If you choose a plain, pure white palette with a hint of the lightest grey, matching furniture will prove effortless. Just about any furniture color goes with white walls, including shades of grey, light and dark blue, green and orange. If you choose off-white or eggshell paint, luxury and classic furniture designs are top-tier choices.

What Color Furniture Goes With Grey Walls?

Color combinations for grey walls

Grey paint is exceptionally enchanting when paired with the right furniture styles. A grey palette can add a hint of luxury to your home, and any color of furniture goes well with grey walls. Even the boldest red-colored furniture will blend with grey walls, as do these colors:

  • Beige
  • Blue
  • Pale pink
  • Cream
  • Green

Grey provides an excellent neutral base for interior design, and when paired with modern contemporary furniture, this color can transform your home into a sophisticated space. Grey interior walls also work well in industrial and rustic home interiors that showcase wood, leather and metal furniture. These interior designs typically incorporate dark grey paint. Modern minimalist homes prefer lighter grey palettes with touches of white.

Even though grey is portrayed as a depressive color in color psychology, this palette is an exceptional choice for luxury homes. Interior designers recommend adding subtle pops of color in decor to offset and contrast the grey palette. For example, using royal blue scatter cushions or a sage green area rug can amplify the effects of a sophisticated grey palette.

What Color Furniture Goes With Beige Walls?

Neutral beige walls are undeniably soothing and welcoming. When paired with white trim and light ceilings, a beige palette can soften any home. However, beige walls call for specific furniture designs and decor. Beige paint often has yellow undertones, making it more difficult to find complementary furniture colors. While beige interiors can be incredibly luxurious, this palette is the most restrictive option on this list when it comes to pairing furniture.

When working with a beige palette for your walls, it’s best to keep things neutral and stick to shades of grey or white. Cream fabric sofas, natural wood tables, gold finishes and orangey-brown fabrics like tawny or russet will work well with this palette.

What Color Furniture Goes With Green Walls?

Like blue, green is a soothing color that’s easy on the eyes. It promotes relaxation and can offset patterned furniture nicely. Green also looks lovely when behind pink or red furniture — even in small doses, these bright colors can really enhance a green room. You can also paint your walls green when your existing floors have warm wood undertones. While green is a great choice for kitchens and living rooms, it’s also an optimal choice for bedrooms and can make your room feel like a comforting oasis.

What Color Furniture Goes Well With Orange Walls?

Looking for a bold color to paint your walls? You can’t get much brighter and bolder than orange! Orange nicely highlights shades of teal and turquoise, so if you want to make a splash, you can’t go wrong with this pairing. Create excitement and energy with an orange living room or kitchen.

Create Visual Flow Throughout Your Home

Whether you settle on brilliant blue, sophisticated grey, modern white or a soothing beige for your interior walls, you have lots of options for furniture paintings. Matching your furniture to your walls can help you create visual flow in your home, unifying your interiors.

If you want to extend the color palette you choose for one room throughout the rest of your home, you can stretch the limits of a single color by taking advantage of its countless shades, tints and tones. For example, if you love your new light blue living room walls and want to extend the blue theme throughout your home, you could paint your kitchen a saturated royal blue while opting for cream paint with blue accents in bathrooms. You can also use bold colors to create accent walls that draw attention. Even when choosing a single color, the endless variants of colors can help add texture and depth to your home.

Match Your Interiors Perfectly With Shoreline Painting

Brown couch and green wall

Repainting interior walls requires careful attention to detail and meticulous skill. After all, you’re in your home every day, which means you’re looking at your walls every day. It’s always best to enlist a professional service when you’re looking to repaint. Shoreline Painting is a Fine Paints of Europe Master Certified Painter — with us, you can expect superior, long-lasting results.

Shoreline Painting also offers professional color consulting services to help you find the perfect paint color according to your existing furniture and the feelings you want to create. Visit our site to learn about our interior painting services in Fairfield County and Westchester County, or fill out an online contact form to schedule a consultation.

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