17 May 18: Grey sofa confessional

Are you sitting down? I have some shocking colour news.

(Fortunately when I heard it I was actually seated and even then I nearly fell off my chair). Sofa supremos DFS have revealed that of all their customers (25 per cent of us buy our sofas from there), HALF of us choose grey. That, my friends, is a shocker – kind of the opposite of music to my ears. In a world packed with delicious colours, many of us still play it safe with grey. However, I have a tiny confession to make: my sofas are grey 😲. In my defence, they were chosen by me and my ex- in another life 17 years ago (apparently we change our sofas every 7 years – by rights these should have been adiosed aeons ago instead of me sheepishly hiding their bleak greyness with bright throws) but we all know what can happen when you choose colours in the spirit of compromise 😏). I ADORE this @dfs @duluxuk room set by @sophierobinsoninteriors (top left and bottom right) because it’s the antithesis of grey and for me it truly sparks joy (the good news is that colourful sofas and chairs are creeping up the ratings. Redemption). Maybe it’s time for my lovelorn grey sofas to go, once and for all. BTW what colour is YOUR sofa?

Martha, The Colour File x

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