Cream is neutral and naturally pleasant to the eye. Therefore, a cream couch in your living room is a great way to liven up the space. You’ll not only bring in a feeling of freshness but also make a statement with your couch.
But you might want to bring in other colors to disrupt the monotony.
So, what goes with a cream couch?
The cream combines well with other light-neutral color schemes, thanks to its innate nature. The light neutral colors maintain the cream’s clean feel and liveliness. You can also couple it with earthy tones like brown for a natural feel.
Neutral colors like cream are easy to accessorize because they blend well with most color schemes. Therefore, your choice while decorating a cream couch depends on the overall look you want for your living room.
This article suggests a few color choices and designs you can use when decorating your cream couch.
A cream couch gives you the flexibility to choose a color you want, depending on your preference. You might also need to consider the room’s function where the cream couch is so that you can use a color that amplifies its purpose.
For example, if the couch is in your office, your color choice must enhance calmness and composure so as to boost your brain’s focus on your work.
This may call for neutral colors like gray, beige, tan, or brown (sand). To balance the look, you can paint the wood areas with white or cream.
If you put the couch in your bedroom, you might need to use colors that bring a feeling of relaxation so that you can easily relax and get rest. Neutral colors work best for this purpose—also other solid colors like blue, green, and different undertones.
You can choose one that resonates well with you and other accessories in the bedroom.
However, if the room is for entertainment purposes, you may need to use showy and colorful colors to enhance the mood of the room. They should also be inviting and warm. Some of these colors include orange, red, and yellow.
They bring a bright, colorful, warm, and inviting feeling to the room to enhance the room’s purpose.
The living room will also look great with the bright colors, especially because most families use the space for socializing and other family gatherings. However, if you prefer a much toned-down appearance for the couch, you can go for neutral colors.
How would you want your cream couch to appear? If you want your couch to stand out and be the center of attention, your color choice must contrast the color of the couch.
Since cream is neutral and can accommodate any color scheme, you should choose a vibrant and showy color.
These colors include red (though it an overpowering and draw attention to itself), orange, blue, and green. You don’t want to overdo it, so you can choose moderate shades of these colors.
Also, cream is quite bright, and so you can contrast it with darker shades of these colors.
However, if you want to slightly neutralize the cream color and make your couch less showy, you can paint the walls in a similar cream color or white.
With these wall color choices, your room might be overly bright, but you can still neutralize it a little by adding other accessories.
Another consideration you can make when you are choosing a color for the walls is the floor. The colors you make on the floor will have an impact on the overall outlook of the room.
The next section explains how you can choose a suitable floor color to go with a cream couch.
The color of the floor in a room determines how the colors in the room culminate.
When you have a cream couch for your living room or your bedroom, you might want to choose a dark color shade for the floor.
This will give the room a sophisticated feel and also make the cream couch stand out.
A great choice would be a taupe carpet or pale wood for the flooring, and then top it with a dark-colored rug that complements your flooring choice. The choice for the flooring is perfect for almost all wall color choices.
However, if you have the floor decorated with white tiles, you might want a darker theme for the walls to neutralize them.
A rug for a white floor can also be dark to allow the cream couch to stand out.
If you don’t decorate your cream couch with accessories, it will look boring and quite distasteful.
Therefore, choose a few accessories to pair it with and add more color to your living room; after all, the cream is fairly acceptable for all colors.
Some accessories you can use include:
1. Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are great for every couch because of their decorative style. Cream allows you to choose any other color that you prefer for your throw pillow. However, the cream does better when you bring in different patterns with different colors.
For example, you can have a throw pillow with a floral pattern that incorporates different bright colors like yellow, green, red, etc. These bright colors amplify a lively mood in the room while still maintaining a clean and fresh feel associated with cream.
Ensure that you bring in throw pillows of different sizes and shapes, as well as different patterns for a complete look.
Cream resonates well with nature, and therefore, it’s able to blend in when nature colors are coupled with it. Plants have a way of adding life to the room without being too overpowering. So, they will do a good job balancing the space.
You only need a few of them so you can have them in different strategic places within the room. Whether you prefer live plants or artificial plants, some green in the room will be great for the cream couch.
3. Art Work
You can never go wrong with the right piece of art on the wall. It doesn’t have to be paintings or pictures only. You can have some sculptures or figurines arranged in interesting designs and different layers to give the room a traditional touch.
If you choose to use wall paintings or pictures, you can ensure that they have the same color tone as the couch or have one that contrasts with it. Either way, it will blend in with the couch or help it to stand out in the room.
4. Window Curtains
Windows are the main entrance for natural light, so you might want to have light-colored curtains, which will allow more light and color into the room.
You can have white curtains for cream couches to complete the look, especially if you have a black table.
You can also choose a contrasting color that can add some color to the room. Cream is simple, and so you can add some pomp to it. Some examples are yellow gold, beige, cherry red, sage green, and purple.
Other than a cream couch, you may want to bring in more furniture like armchairs to increase the sitting space in the room. The furniture can be made of wood or metal since cream goes well with all of them.
You can choose the same cream color on the couch or go for a different tone for the colors. This will depend on the level of impact you want your couch to have on the overall room outlook.
You can also have a table where you can place some of these accessories. A cream couch goes best with a black table. You can also have one which is white or cream.
Another good option would be to have a mirrored or glass table. Glass tables boost elegance in the room and can be coupled with couches of any color.
6. Other Accessories
There are some accessories like lighting fixtures that a room can not do without.
So as you are decorating your room, it’s important to consider your lighting preferences and how much light you need in it.
The lighting fixtures can be wall lamps, floor lamps, or spotlights.
Other accessories you can have include vases, souvenirs from different travel locations, family memorabilia, or other things you hold dear. These accents help to increase a feeling of warmth and cohesion in the room.
Since cream goes well with all colors, you can bring in any of these accessories without worrying about messing up the décor in the room.
Cream couches are friendly in an environment where there’s little dirt and spills because they require a great deal of maintenance. No wonder some people stay away from them.
Don’t be stuck on the decoration part if your taste drives you to get a cream couch. You can borrow some of these ideas discussed in this article and bring your room to life with a cream couch.