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Purple sofa - what colour paint for walls?

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FunkyChunk Wed 05-Oct-16 12:55:16

Looking for some advice/inspiration!

We have bought a very purple sofa for the conservatory. I'm in love!

However, it's such a bold statement I'm now wondering what colour to put on the walls.

For context: we have dark wood flooring and the room is mostly wooden windows (will be painted white). There isn't a great deal of wall space and lots of light. I do have some lovely soft gold colour furnishings that I would like to use (rug/cushions/vase).
What would you choose? I'm thinking along the lines of a pale creamy colour, although DP is very beige/magnolia averse! I'm also worried that the sofa will stick out and look odd, should we use other purpley tones to match?

CheerfullyIndifferent Wed 05-Oct-16 13:04:01

I gave a purple sofa, one purple feature wall and the others are grey-ish. I'll tell you the colour names in a moment.

CheerfullyIndifferent Wed 05-Oct-16 13:04:19

*have a purple sofa!

CheerfullyIndifferent Wed 05-Oct-16 13:08:03

Dulux Mulberry Burst and Pebble Shore. grin

SecretlyChartreuse Wed 05-Oct-16 13:09:34

My mum's lounge is very similar. She went for a similar shade of purple wallpaper with a white border.

FrickOnAStick Wed 05-Oct-16 13:10:02

I'd go for a lilac toned grey like Dove Tale by F&B

NapQueen Wed 05-Oct-16 13:12:13

Grey. Goose Down by Dulux.

FrickOnAStick Wed 05-Oct-16 13:13:17

Or Elephant's Breath if you want a paler version

FrickOnAStick Wed 05-Oct-16 13:18:12

Here's an example of purple velvet with grey

mrsclooneytoyou Wed 05-Oct-16 13:19:38


FrickOnAStick Wed 05-Oct-16 13:21:43

We all love grey grin

Joinourclub Wed 05-Oct-16 13:25:08

Olive / moss green.

Joinourclub Wed 05-Oct-16 13:26:36

Grumpyoldblonde Wed 05-Oct-16 13:27:36

Pale olive green. Might surprise you, but it's a great colour combination

Grumpyoldblonde Wed 05-Oct-16 13:28:23

Ooops great minds Joinourclub

YelloDraw Wed 05-Oct-16 13:46:25

Cream or grey. Grey more contemporary.

FunkyChunk Wed 05-Oct-16 14:07:59

Ooh thank you all!

We currently have a lilac-toned grey throughout the living/dining room and hall (open plan) and was considering taking this through to the conservatory. DP wasn't keen!

I'll get some of the suggested in tester pots smile I love green so liking the idea of a pale olive colour, I'll definitely try that!

FunkyChunk Wed 05-Oct-16 14:09:21

Cheerfully I LOVE Mulberry Burst! I think DP may spontanetously combust if I suggested it though grin

CheerfullyIndifferent Wed 05-Oct-16 14:45:46

LOL luckily DH was the one who picked the sofa so he couldn't argue against it. I quite like the olive green suggestion!

DavetheCat2001 Wed 05-Oct-16 17:11:24

I have a very bright sofa and our walls are cream, with a dark red feature wall.

Mind you, my style is known to be a bit, shall we say, eclectic so not sure I'm the best person to advise!

FunkyChunk Wed 05-Oct-16 20:15:00

Love that Dave!

enolagayits0815 Wed 05-Oct-16 20:15:43

Pale green or lilac

Wrinklytights Wed 05-Oct-16 22:58:17

I have F&B Cornforth white (pale grey) with my purple sofa

ChishandFips33 Thu 06-Oct-16 22:09:28

Grey (but I luffs grey!)

HereIAm20 Fri 07-Oct-16 16:36:05

Purple sofa against Dulux Timeless (although kitchen end is pale grey Dulux Hourglass.

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