Green spells out confidence, luxury, and character while maintaining a decorative appeal to your home. However, you might be at a loss if you don’t know what to pair your green couch with so that it can come alive. You don’t want crashing colors all over your living room.
So, what goes with a green couch?
Green blends well with neutral colors like beige, white, and gray, especially because it’s bold. If you want it more colorful, you can use it together with other colorful colors like yellow, blue, or other bright shades of green.
When it comes to decorating a room with a green couch, you have to consider how other items in the room affect its overall outlook.
This includes the color of the walls, throw pillows, floor rugs, and other accessories in the room. This article outlines some of the considerations to make when you have a green couch and suggests complementary accessories.
Your wall color choice will determine whether your green couch will stand out or become less distinct in the room. Different colors have a way to either make the green color appear bolder or neutralize it.
Your choice here depends on how you want it to appear.
If you’re looking for a bold look that makes the green couch stand out in the room, you may want to use a contrasting color shade. In that case, a light green shade, yellow-green, yellow, blue, and blue-green shade will do well.
At times it’s hard to choose which one will work best. A quick solution is to find a color wheel and spot the color directly opposite to the green shade you have on your couch. It will strike a contrast and keep your couch standing out.
Other color suggestions for this would be red (brick red or wine red) and orange (rust or pumpkin).
If your intention is to make a statement (green is perfect for that), let the shade of the wall color be almost similar to the shade of your sofa. For example, if you have a deep forest green couch, you may want to have a dark shade on the wall so that they can complement each other well.
If your couch is a sage green shade, your best bet will be to choose a bright color for the walls.
The floor is key in complementing couch colors, and so you must carefully consider the colors you choose. The colors should go well with the wall color and the couch.
A neutral flooring choice that complements almost every couch color is hardwood flooring. It’s a great choice for a family room or a living room as it gives the room a warm homely feel. However, you’ll need a rug on the floor for the sitting area.
To choose a rug color, you must consider your wall color and the presentation you’d want it to portray for your living room. A rug gives you more options as you can choose different patterns to match the couch color.
For block-colored rugs will require you to apply the same principles as when choosing a color for the walls. It all depends on what statement you want your couch to make. However, you can choose one with colors similar to the couch or neutral colors when choosing patterns—this helps to culminate the room’s colors.
Patterns like leopard spots or other drawings are great for the floor. No matter the patterns you choose, it will do great in complementing your couch. Remember that this couch sits on the floor, so your choice should not diminish its look.
It’s possible you bought your couch as a single piece, and now you want to bring other furniture like armchairs to complement it. The best thing to do is choose a color that blends in well with the couch without so much contrast.
This is because you may not find the exact shade of your couch as a standalone in the market. So, instead of mixing different shades of green in your room, you can find color tones that resonate with what you already have.
Different colors will give your room a colorful feel and intensify the bold look of the green couch. Selecting colors that blend with green will bring out the underlying brightness of the green couch and improve the room’s overall outlook.
For example, a sage green couch will do well with a deep blue (like navy blue or blue-gray) armchair, while a forest green sofa will fit in with a brown armchair. Such pairing will sufficiently complement your room. In making your choice, you may want to consider how the wall color blends with them.
The living room is not complete without a few decorations to improve its feel. The accessories complete the room as they have a way of bringing the design together. The green couch is not complete without a few throw pillows, so you incorporate these ones first.
Different color shades will go well with your green couch, so you shouldn’t fear making bold choices. You can choose shades that match the green or those that contrast. You can also have a mixture of all of them, including some neutral colors. This includes colors like blue, tan, peach, red, etc.
Another great option would be to choose a patterned throw pillow with some patterns having the same shade as the one on the couch. This boosts its cohesiveness and helps the couch to stand out in the room.
Other than throw pillows, some people want to incorporate throw blankets into the design to give it a fuller outlook. The best throw blanket would be one that contrasts the green couch. This calls for a bold color like red. However, it doesn’t have to be a single color. You can choose one that has a distinct pattern to complement it.
Another accessory you may need to pay attention to is the window curtains and coverings. They play an important role in how your green couch will appear in the room. Brighter colors will help the couch to stand out more than dull ones. But, you can consider blending them with the wall color for a better cohesiveness.
One of the most preferred colors for a window curtain when having a green sofa is brown. This is because it brings in a feel of nature and an earthly ambiance, just like the outdoors, where the brown earth complements the green vegetation really well.
Other accessories like wall paintings and artwork can help complete the room and enhance your green couch. The first thing is to ensure that they carry the same shade of green as that on the couch. This way, the color will not diminish in the room. The goal is to ensure that everything works out just like you want it.
The most popular artwork that goes well with a green couch is that of plants and other green vegetation. Picture frames match the wood on the couch, and the vegetation matches the color of the couch. Your creativity will help you position them in a way that blends in well.
Ensure that the lamps have a neutral color like white or gold so as to keep the room looking neat and organized. This works for other small accessories like flower pots.
Finally, keep the room well-spaced out to maintain a bold look. A congested room will dim the green color and will not be great, especially if you wanted it to stand out. Some people may choose to add an ottoman to go with the green couch other than bringing in several armchairs. It all works well since the room appears less congested and breathable.
Examples of Green Shades & Possible Matches
- Minty green combines wonderfully with red because of its less bold look. The bold red gives the room a commanding feel and amplifies the minty green’s visibility.
- The earthy green tone is great when put together with brown and other rust colors. To complete the look, add a rug that has several related colors.
- The bright green color is quite loud, so you must combine it with dark accents to tone it down. If you have a bright green couch, consider including dark throw pillows.
A green couch can be a delight or dismay to your room. It all depends on how you arrange it, matching it with the right colors, and letting the bold green color stand out.
Whatever your approach is, it’s important to keep in mind what you want the design to say about you.