How to combine a dove gray sofa

The idea of ​​choosing a dove gray sofa is undoubtedly a winner when you want to bring brightness to the living room, without however letting the sofa become the absolute protagonist, as happens for example when you opt for a fabric mustard.

Playing on wall tintdifferent effects can be obtained on contrasting textile details and on the same tone of the upholstery and push towards a more industrial and minimal style, veer towards the North or embrace a more classic and reassuring mood.

Perhaps it is precisely its nature of “liquid” and unidentifiable nuance that makes the color tortora so popular. Describable as a shade between gray and brownborrows its name from the delicate bird, just like its plumage embraces nuance calde tending towards beige, neutral close to cream and more cold if they veer towards slate.

Usable in every room at home and able to give an elegant touch anywhere, taupe is unobtrusive and very versatile.


Since it is a color with a thousand shades, it is difficult to frame, but in general, dove gray can be considered a nuance that goes towards Pantone Greige is Warm Taupenames that – not surprisingly – are considered synonyms.

In the context of the RAL, a code commonly taken as a reference is 1019, but the soft 1013, the more intense 1035 and the greyish 9002 are also to be considered “valid”. It is evident that the delicate chromatic note of the dove gray “does not bind” , on the contrary, can help to characterize environments with discretion.


Perfect for any furnishing style, the taupe-colored sofa loves the palette soft but also i strong contrasts. In this apartment in Paris the noa* team opted for a neutral palette, where light greige matches the natural wood of the floor and the total white of the walls.

The ensemble created by Studio AIM and Laura Mosca in one is also delicate panoramic apartment in Milan; gray is chosen as the base for the walls in shades of blue and for the maxi padded taupe. Same concept but brutalist effect instead in this one Marche villawhere the structured corner with a warm touch stands out on the burgundy floor and dialogues with the exposed raw concrete.

For a vitamin effect, the advice is to place the dove gray sofa in front of a colorful wall, painted or in furniture. The architects suggest a warm mustard or, conversely, an enveloping teal, as Atelierzero did with Tommaso Giunchi in this modern living room.

Photo Ivo Tavares Studio


Playing with i textile complements allows you to define the character of the sofa and, given the light and economic nature of the cushions, allows you to renew the style with a simple change of cover. The dove-grey sofa becomes cheerful if moved with colorful lumbar cushions, as in this one house in Parioli where the finesse was to take up the colors of the artwork hanging on the wall.

The choice of cushions with prints and graphics (including designer ones) is modern, as in the maxi corner piece of this one house in the Portuguese countryside. Opting for dark monochromatic cushions instead leads the living room towards a more serious and intimate style, as in the dark and masculine house by DJ Stephan Jolk.

Modern dove gray sofa
Foto Michael Sinclair


Choose a hot or cold greige it’s a personal matter, the important thing is to find one stylistic and chromatic coherence between the sofa and the other furnishings. The mini sofa of this one is at the two opposite extremes studio of only 25 square meters in Milan, with a bright coating that almost touches brown, and the tortora point chosen by the architect Antonio Di Maro for the renovation of a stately apartment in Naples. Both living rooms are classic, but the taupe singled out for the upholstery is very different, demonstrating that there is no always applicable rule.


The versatility of the dove is seen above all in its adaptation to more different sofa models and also to the choice of a coating Leather. The upholstered items are equally successful essential positioned on the sides of a Persian carpet in the house of a diplomat in Rome and the chester which dominates in front of the fireplace in the Parisian residence signed by the designer Emilie Bonaventure.


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