May 28, 2024

By: Zara Sahota | Design Specialist

What Colours Work with Grey, Beige & Brown Sofas? 

How to style the perfect living room

When styling a living room, it is important to start with a good base piece to build the rest of the room around. Consider the color scheme, style, and mood you want to create in the room, and choose furnishings and decor that complement and enhance the base piece. 

The most popular choices are grey, beige or brown sofas. All three tones are versatile and neutral enough to be styled to suit any aesthetic. They allow for endless possibilities when it comes to adding accent colors and accessories. 

Keep reading to find out how to confidently style the perfect living room around your sofa. 

Grey Sofas

When choosing colours to complement a grey sofa, it is important to consider the overall mood and style you want to achieve as this will determine the other furniture pieces you require. 

One option is to go for a monochromatic look by sticking with shades of grey, such as charcoal, black or white for a modern and sophisticated feel. This can create a sleek and cohesive look that is easy on the eyes, tying in with the grey tones of the base piece. 

By using a monochromatic color scheme, the overall aesthetic of the space can be taken to the next level by incorporating a variety of textures in the furniture pieces. We have used a sleek black marble coffee table perfectly counterbalanced by the soft and plush light cream rug that lies underneath, providing a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The combination of black and cream also helps to create a sense of harmony and balance within the space, tying the different elements together seamlessly.

Beige Sofas

When it comes to beige sofas, their warm tones call for timber accents and layering texture to complement the look and feel of the space. You can easily add interest by mixing different materials such as leather, metal or glass. Leather accents can bring warmth and a natural element, while metal accents can add a touch of modernity and sophistication. Glass elements can bring a sense of lightness and transparency to the room. 

For a classic and timeless look, consider pairing your beige sofa with soft and muted tones such as light greys and warm browns like we have done here. By pairing this sofa with a rich leather armchair, these mixed materials elevate the overall feel of the home. To achieve a gorgeous cohesive look, also consider using the same timber collection for your coffee table, side table and dining space. 

Brown Sofas

Styling a brown leather couch can add warmth and sophistication to any room. Brown is a neutral color that pairs well with a wide range of other colors. Consider using earth tones like beige, cream, or olive green to create a cozy and inviting space.  

Leather already has a rich texture, but you can enhance it by adding soft throws, plush pillows, and cozy rugs. Mixing different textures will create visual interest and make the couch feel even more inviting. 

When it comes to furniture placement, consider creating a focal point around the brown leather couch by arranging other pieces of furniture around it. For example, a coffee table with a dark wood finish or rustic reclaimed timber can create a cohesive look, while a soft rug underneath can tie the room together. Finish off the look with a statement lighting fixture to help create a cohesive and balanced room.

Ultimately, by starting with a sofa as a strong base piece, you can create a living room that is both stylish and functional, reflecting your personal taste and aesthetic. Experiment with different colour combinations to find the perfect match for your desired space.


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