What does your sofa’s colour say about you?

22nd November 2021

We’ve always associated very deep and sometimes complex meanings to certain colours, some of them embedded deep into our psyche over countless years of evolution. It’s one of the main reasons why colours are such a brilliant form of self-expression too, and by extension, exactly why so many of us give some serious consideration to the colour of our sofa covers. It’s not just about how they look to visitors, but how they make us feel, too. Here are five of the most popular sofa covers in 2021, and what they say about you.


A purple sofa cover tells others that you’re highly style-conscious, and that you like the finer things in life. For centuries it’s been associated with royalty and nobility, mostly because purple dye was so prohibitively expensive that only the richest people could afford it. Thankfully that’s not the case today, and it’s a big reason why our Luxury Velvet – Violet is so popular! Purple is also an excellent accent colour in darker and richer colour-schemes, and a beautifully crafted interior design can indicate to guests that you’re a style connoisseur who knows exactly how to dress to impress.

Red or orange

Both red and orange are bright, vibrant colours that convey energy and passion. Red in particular is scientifically proven to catch our eye more easily than any other colour (which is why it’s used for stop signs and safety notices all over the world). A red sofa cover can give the impression of someone who’s single-minded and fiercely driven. It’s a bold, confident colour which never fails to draws everyone’s attention, no matter what room it’s in. You can shop our collection of red sofa covers right here.


A notable change of pace from the energy exuded by the warmer colours we’ve covered above, blue is the colour of the sky and sea, and so it’s traditionally been a colour of thoughtfulness, intelligence and peace. It’s a classic colour for a sofa, and it’s an excellent way to establish a calm, gentle atmosphere for you to relax in after coming back in from the stresses of another day. Blue sofa covers like our Everyday Velvet – Royal work particularly well when paired with white or cream furnishings, for a touch of extra serenity.


Green sofa covers share many of the same peaceful, calming qualities as blue, but with an added dimension of strong associations with the natural world, too. A green sofa cover tells visitors that you’re probably particularly eco-conscious, with a passion for the environment and the world around us. Green sofas are popular for more minimalist interiors, and they’re often surrounded by at least one or two plants – not least because plant life can do a fantastic job of absorbing our worries and anxiety, helping us to feel more at peace with the world around us.

If you like the idea of your living room as a natural oasis, green sofa covers are probably the ones for you. Deeper shades of green, such as our Everyday Velvet – Emerald, go nicely with brown furnishings and accessories, to give them an even earthier tone.

Yellow and grey

Yellow and grey each have their own individual meanings and personalities, but for 2021 they’ve been combined to take on a new significance, which makes them one of the best on-trend styles for 2021. Yellow is associated with happiness, optimism and energy, while grey is typically seen as sophisticated and contemporary. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, they were married into Pantone’s Colour of the Year, one of the few times two colours have shared the top spot.

So, why another break from tradition from Pantone? Well, basically these colours were both carefully chosen to epitomise the world’s reaction to the emergence of Covid-19. Grey, the colour of stone, was selected to symbolise a solid, stoic perseverance, whereas the happy colour of yellow was picked for its essentially cheerful tones – signifying hope, the light at the end of the tunnel. They’re timeless, daily reminders of a better tomorrow, and that alone continues to make them an excellent choice for your sofa long after 2021’s trends fade.

These are just a few of our top suggestions of course, humbly submitted by the Cover My Furniture team. You might have one or two of your own! Whatever colour you’re in the mood for, you can be sure we’ll have something to suit your tastes. We take care to provide a comprehensive range of sofa covers, chair covers and more in a wide variety of colours to choose from – if you’re having trouble making a decision, or you’re looking for something in particular, don’t hesitate to let one of us know.

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