Houzz.com is a great resource for ideas! We love this article on color and pattern."Solid White, beige or gray upholstery feeling a bit tired? Dip your toe into the world of colorful, patterned upholstery — or dive in — with this mini-guide to a dozen styles. As we work our way from the options that are easiest to live with (a colorful breakfast nook, contrast piping) to those that require true commitment (a peacock velvet sofa), see if one of these 12 ideas strikes a chord."