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Choosing colors of paint for your walls can be a complicated process, and it’s made even more difficult when you have to coordinate the paint colors with your furniture colors. Finding the right color isn’t an exact science, but it can be made easier by sticking to some coordinating colors and color families.

Here are the paint colors that work best with 5 common furniture colors:


Black is the easiest furniture color to coordinate with. You have pretty much your choice of color options, and the overall vibe you want for your room is what’s going to determine the colors you choose.

If you want a light, fun vibe, go with pastel colors. These hues will help brighten up the room and make your black furniture feel less heavy. Choosing neutrals for your walls and accessories, such as various shades of tan, will give you a monochromatic, earthy feel. Going for a contemporary feel means white or another stark color for your walls.

When coordinating with black furniture, it’s best to think of the furniture as your base and your paint colors and other accessories are what creates the character of your room. Using different patterns and textures will completely change the feel of your space, so experiment and find what you like best.



Another classic for large pieces such as entertainment centers and tables, brown can pose some big challenges because there’s such a wide variety of shades.

Create a homey, warm feel by using colors in the cream and tan families, as they’re enough contrast to the brown to give some visual difference, but not so different that your furniture is going to stand out a great deal. This color palette also lends itself really well to some bold accessories, such as blues and turquoise.

Varying shades of green, such as sage or a brighter leaf green, will give your room an earthy, natural feel without being overwhelming. These color combinations work great in bedrooms and living rooms, where you’ve got a lot of accessory options to play with.



Much like black furniture, white furniture gives you a huge variety of color options without you having to worry about clashing. But because white furniture is light on its own, you have less worry about bright colors making your space feel heavy.

If you’re feeling bold, go for bright shades of green, purple, blue, or even red. Even painting just one wall a bright color gives your space life and personality.

For a more traditional space, more earthy tones work well, such as khaki, sage, or brick. These colors give your room some weight and depth, but your white furniture adds some easy visual contrast and keeps things from feeling overwhelming.



Though you might be afraid of using red on your walls, buying red furniture can give you that bright pop of color you want without a huge commitment. The important thing to remember with coordinating with red is your furniture is providing the boldness, so your walls need to be a little more mellow.

Cream, tan, and gray are all great choices for coordinating with red furniture. If you’re looking to add some extra visual interest, accessories in black, gold, and turquoise coordinate well with red without being overpowering.



Like red, navy blue furniture creates its own visual interest, so sticking to more neutral tones on the walls is best.

Cream, tan, and gray are all great options for navy furniture. Bringing in some extra visual interest with accessories in silver, gold, red, and white ties the room together and keeps things from feeling boring. If you want a more monochromatic look, going with a lighter shade of blue for your walls is a great option.


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