The pillows are done. I really appreciate everyone's input and I agreed with the majority of the votes in favour of charcoal. I was two seconds away from sewing them on and I decided to ask the hubs, just to be sure.
Hubs: "Bone. I like the lighter one."
Me: "WHAT? WHY? NOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
Hubs: "I think it looks better!"
Me: "OMG no! But I like the charcoaaaaaaaaaaal!"
Hubs: "Fine, do whatever you want. I chose the wrong colour because I am the biggest butt in the world.*"
* Okay, that last bit was what I was pretending he was saying...
So I went in to work yesterday and decided to just pull fabrics from the Moda Boutique line that I'd used for the fronts of the pillows.
I. Am. A. Genius.
Problem solved. Peace has been restored. Stains and cat hair can just bite me.
Nice to have some colour on the sofa :)