What Color Sofa Should I Get?

December 19, 2009

Orange SofaI'm decorating a new living room and want the feel to be slightly modern, but still somewhat grownup. What color couch set, other than black will match with brown carpet?


By Shayna from Tampa, FL


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My opinion is it depends on your personal taste. Teal would work, if you want something other than neutral. I have seen yellow couches pictured different places. Myself I prefer colors, but in order to get the style of couch I wanted I had to get brown, no matter what color my carpeting and walls were. Being I live in a rental, I don't worry about whether or not furniture, comforters or anything matches with the floors. When you rent you take what you get and you can't replace furniture just to go with the carpeting.

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Boy are you lucky to have every color to choose from! Everything goes with your brown carpet. Perhaps you'd like to look in magazines for photos of sofas with the same colored carpet or even wood flooring in the same shade.


For me and my personal tastes, I would choose charcoal for the sofa. Its a "serviceable" and forgiving color. If the carpet is a very or medium dark brown rather than tan or beige, I'd go with a lighter grey for the sofa.

This goes under the "rule" that if you have something dark in the room, you have to balance it with something light. For example, if you have something black you should also use something white. If you have something dull, you should add something shiny. If you have something rough in texture, you should add something very smooth like silk.

Best of luck and remember to have fun.

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May 17, 2020

Does anyone know what colour is this curtain and also the sofa? I love how bright the room is, but don't know what the colours are.

NB: The photo is not mine.

What Color Are the Sofa and Curtains in this Photo?


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This is mostly Champagne, with touches of pale pink and pale dusty rose. Very lovely. I to love this look!

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If you enlarge the photo it appears the sofa is slightly off-white.
The curtains appear to be a pink champagne color to me.
You can try contacting her but not sure she answers her messages.


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I think I've see it called "plaster".

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I would consider this beige or taupe. Champagne is another good name for it.

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October 1, 2017

I just bought a combination of Sun Ban chocolate brown and beige curtains. Basically, one curtain is chocolate brown and the other one is beige. I am planning to use in an alternate manner in my living room. I already have a carpet with red as a dominating color with other colors of cream and light grey. I also have a white side table. Which color sofa upholstery should work the best? My wall color is very light yellow. Also, everything is geometric. So should the sofa upholstery be floral or plain?

P.S. - I also have green and red bean bags.


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It should be plain! I'd go for a dark colour like a black or super dark auburn.

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You have a variety of colors in your room.

  • Your sofa should be a solid color and not one with florals or prints on it.
  • Since your carpet is red, gray and cream color you would need a darker sofa to stand out in your room and to blend the colors together.
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  • A ban chocolate brown, very dark brown, or black would be the best choice for your color combination. This would tie the curtains and rug together nicely. Plus, you can add a few red throw pillow to the couch to make it go with your rug.
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Lots of colors! I would go with a plain neutral color sofa upholstery.

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December 19, 2009

We are moving into a house that has a soft turquoise color carpet. It has a few years left. The sofa in the living room now is white.

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