Our fave is brown leather sofa for the family room, and now we have a home with soft gray walls. Maybe no need to paint . . . this is a good example of using colorful pillows and accents to bring some life to the room.
Perfect grayish walls and cute curtains to go with my chocolate brown couch. Wall color - Cotswald AF-150 by BM, Curtains - stripes painted onto white panels from IKEA via Dear Lillie: Jamie and Josh's New Den