What Your Sofa Color Says About You (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

PHOTOS: What Your Sofa Color Says About You

Is your couch red? Then you're probably confident. Yellow? You like to have fun. We wade through the sofa rainbow to find out what your sofa color says about you.

The sofa is the star of most living spaces. But it can be particularly hard to pick since it often speaks to our individual style -- and personality.

But even after you find a style sofa you like, you have to choose a color. What does your sofa color say about you? We consulted the color gurus at Sensational Color to find out what each shade represents, and what the color choice says about you and your home.

YellowYellow is said to be the happiest color, since it represents optimism and energy. Give your room a burst of sunshine by decorating with a yellow sofa, a surefire way to keep you shining.

It also encourages conversation -- Yellow encourages communication and stimulates mental thought.

And if your living room is dark, yellow will instantly brighten it up. One caveat: You might find it difficult to unwind on a glowing sofa.

OrangeOrange is a controversial color in the living room. People tend to love it or hate it. If you love it, you probably appreciate decor that is warm, energetic and fun. If you don't, it may be just a bit too commanding. An orange sofa will conquer the room, so you have to be sure to keep everything else neutral.

RedRed makes a statement in the living room, but it doesn't feel as overwhelming as orange. The color encourages action and confidence and sets a bold, bright tone. Red is also directly related to energy. If you want a fire-y, vibrant room, then red is for you.

PurplePurple is uplifting and calming, and it invokes spirituality and creativity. While choosing a purple couch is a risk, it can also add just the right touch if chosen in the right hue.

There are many shades of purple -- from lavenders to plums -- that you can tailor the color to fit your living room decor. It can be styled as warm and cozy or cool and soothing. So while it is an out of the box color choice, it's more versatile than you might think. PinkPink is a fun, playful color, and a pink sofa will bring an element of whimsy into your home. If used sparingly, in an accent chair or settee, pink can be especially pretty. It can soften up heavy browns, or provide a boho-chic contrast with royal blue or lime greens.

Be careful not to use too much pink, however. The lighthearted, happy color can come across as too playful and girly (or even grandma-ish) if you overdose. And make sure your husband is on board with your pink sofa choice; some men would feel emasculated watching a football game on a pink couch!

BlueBlue is hugely popular in home decor. If you're drawn to blue sofas, it's because the color is known to calm. It also feels more classic, less of a design risk, so traditionalists probably love it most. Men and women are both drawn to blue, so the choice may also create harmony in your home.

Be careful not to use too much blue. It can feel cold. Incorporate several shades -- maybe some patterned throw pillows -- to create a comfortable living space.

GreenDue to its overarching presence in nature, green appeals to those with an appreciation of the natural world, making it an ideal color to bring into your home. Not only is it soothing, but it also promotes harmony.

Try decorating a living room with a green sofa with natural elements, bring in bamboo and wood tones. Just be aware of the overall style you're aiming for -- green can easily turn your room into an earthy hang-out or a 70s Brady Bunch-style family room.

WhiteWhite evokes feelings of cleanliness and purity. If you're drawn to a white sofa, you may be ready for a fresh start, since a white couch is all about new beginnings.

While some may avoid white due to staining, it's easier to clean than you think -- You can bleach out stains without worrying about discoloration! Use white as a decor neutral and throw in any accent colors you wish. Then you won't have to worry about clashing.

BlackThe power and command of black is undeniable. If you like black, you are probably drawn to elegance and tradition. In the living room, a black sofa can anchor a room, giving it a strong, classic impression.

Too much black in your space, and you'll feel like you fell into a hole. Be sure to infuse the room with brights and patterns to balance the black.

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Check out the video below on how to choose colors for your home.

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