Choosing a sofa for your room, especially your living room, can be quite a challenging decision. It isn’t just about choosing the most comfortable one (which definitely matters, of course) or picking your favourite colour; instead, it’s a full-blown home decor decision.
Since your sofa relatively occupies the largest space in your room and can be considered the largest furniture piece around, it’ll naturally affect your future home decor choices. From wall colour to throw pillows, their colours need to be paired with your sofa to give your home both a soul and an identity.
So, how do you go about pairing colours with your sofa? Out of our love for furniture, we’re here to present you with the five best colour combinations that make for elegant yet cosy rooms!
1. Tan and Brown
The tan and brown tone combination is a timeless one that has been around for ages, and it likely won’t go anywhere soon. If you have a tan sofa and a brown armchair, for instance, you’d go for a mix of tan and brown for the rest of the room to accentuate your furniture.
Ideally, you can pair your sofa with a brown or wooden centre table, beige curtains, brown throw pillows for the sofa and brown for the armchair, a striped brown-tan carpet, and a golden-coloured torchère.
When it comes to the wall colour, you’d choose the lightest shade of brown so that the room doesn’t get too dark, and it’ll naturally settle down with the rest of the room since it’s in similar shades. Not to mention, if you have wooden flooring, this might very well be the ideal combination to go with your sofa!
On a side note, reddish hues (especially darker ones) also go very well with the tan and brown colour combination, especially if your room is mostly tan or gold instead of direct brown, so you can give it a shot!
2. Dark Brown and Plum
Do you have the iconic Chesterfield sofa? Well, you’ll need an equally unique living space to match that sophistication. But, since chocolate-brown is the most common colour for Chesterfield sofas, we’re going to assume it’s also your colour.
To make sure the rest of the surroundings complement your sofa, plum and cream would be the optimal choices to go for, and for the best results, it’d be best if they’re patterned to take away from the formality of the couch slightly.
To portray, you can go for houndstooth-upholstered chairs in plum and cream and keep the rest of the room solid-toned. Go for plum throw pillows, and the walls would stand out if they’re in slightly darker plums than that the pillows and the chairs. As for the curtains, you can blend plum and gold for a flawless, stunning look!
3. Blue and Mustard Yellow
Elegant, bold, fresh, and modern – that’s the result you get with the harmonious shades of blue and mustard yellow. If you’ve gone for a yellow or blue sofa, complement those with cushions of the opposite colour if you haven’t (yellow if the sofa is blue and vice versa), and then let’s get to the rest of the room.
To lift the sofa’s look and appeal and not let anything take away from it, it’s best to stick to a solid-coloured wall in a sky blue shade lighter than that of the sofa if it’s blue. But, to not make it too plain, you could use wall hanging boho art incorporating both the mustard yellow and blue shades.
On the other hand, if the sofa is mustard yellow, don’t think twice before going for dark blue wall paint, you’ll be stunned with the result!
You’re free to choose what appeals to you for the carpet but to match the overall style, it should be contemporary, just like the colours. And for any tables, beige, gold, or brown would be your best bet.
4. Pink and Purple
Went for pink or purple for your sofa? Super trendy and statement-worthy!
To keep the theme going and continue making the pink and purple colours pop, you’ll want to keep the rest of the home decor very neutral. In other words, keep the bold colours for the sofa and possibly the armchairs, but for the rest of the room, stick to black, white, brown, and grey.
If you want your space to feel cosier and streamlined, go for the darker neutrals, like a dark grey wall colour. In contrast, for a breezy look, go for the brighter neutrals, like shades of white or beige.
5. Taupe and Grey
Practical and classic – those are the associated features with grey and taupe, and for the right reasons. They sort of make you feel like you want to sit and watch a Netflix movie while having some popcorn, don’t they?
Practically, if you decided to go for a grey sofa, everyone would tell you that it’s time to complement it with a cooler-toned colour scheme, but we’d beg to differ. The subtle shades of brown included in taupe make for the ultimate warm environment, so we’d definitely recommend taupe for any side tables, chairs, and others. Why not check out our 5 inspiring ideas for grey living room furniture.
Also, the same would work if you went for a taupe sofa instead! That’s just how well these two colours blend together. But for the walls, curtains, and throw pillows or cushions, plain white would be your go-to!
Keep Relaxation in Mind!
As a final word, we’d just like to remind you that your room needs to be calming enough for some relaxation time yet equally vibrant for some fun. Hopefully, the colour combinations we’ve provided you with to go with your sofa have helped you find that balance! And always take your lifestyle into account when choosing colours.