Throw Pillows for Brown Couch

What color pillows go with brown couch?

This is a common question when decorating . . . but the good news is that there are SO many pillows that go well with a brown couch. The first question you need to ask is if your couch is either

  • dark brown or
  • light brown

This light brown couch from Amazon is GORGEOUS! It is the perfect neutral color that would go well in almost any house, and with different color combinations for pillows on a brown couch, you can change up your style by simply replacing the pillows.


brown couch


This dark brown couch  is also so perfect for a neutral home. We have couches exactly this chestnut brown shade, and they provide a calm and balanced color scheme. 

dark brown couch

So – what compliments a brown sofa? says “Colors like olive green, watery blue, terra-cotta, and rusty red all work well with brown because they’re often seen together in nature. So choose an earthy wall color and decorate your brown sofa with neutral pillows or throws for a warm, inviting living room.”


Here are some different color combinations you can try on your brown couch.

  1. Calm your space with all cream pillows with different textures and shapes. (This is personally my favorite look!)
  2. Add a color burst with soft orange and mustard.
  3. Keep things classy with touches of leather.
  4. Introduce a cool green or blue to your living room.
  5. Warm your space with pink and tan pillows.
  6. Simplify by using a few solid color blue pillows.


Now for the fun part . . . let’s look at what pillows work best for brown couches, and where we can find them!


Calm your space with all cream pillows with different textures and shapes. (This is personally my favorite look!)

Cream pillows provide a neutral landscape that gives a light and airy feeling to your room. This style is especially helpful for a home with dark walls, if you are trying to brighten up your home. This is the pillow combination that I use for our brown couches, and there is nothing like sitting in my calm and airy living room in the afternoon for my coffee break and our favorite Banana Zucchini Bread. 🙂


Add a color burst with soft orange and mustard.

This look is just sooo fun! If you want to liven up your area and make it bright and inviting, try this color combination. These sunshiny colors go well with every season too!


Keep things classy with touches of leather.

Want a more “masculine” or industrial look in your living room? You can’t go wrong with stripes and leather.


Introduce a cool green or blue to your living room.

This soft sea foam green color works really well with either dark OR light couches. It adds a pop of color, but at the same time isn’t too strong if you prefer more of a soft ambience in your living room.


Warm your space with pink and tan pillows.

Want your space to be pretty? These pillows work very well on a dark brown couch. Kind of like the sea foam color . . . these pinks and tans will soften up your space. This color combination of pillows for a brown couch definitely lends a more feminine feel.

Simplify by using a few ombre solid color blue pillows.

Sometimes simplistic is best! This ombre look is so classic and will never go out of style. It also will last through every season without ever looking off.


How many pillows should you have on a sofa?

Rapport Furniture says that “There is no specific formula, though it’s best to leave ample space to sit. Generally, three to five pillows will suffice for your living room sofa, though different numbers will be needed for large sectionals and chairs.”


How do I arrange my sofa pillows?

Well – if you have kids, you know that the pillows will never stay arranged for very long! 😛
Joking aside, this video shows you some easy ideas.


Do throw pillows have to match curtains?

Home Decor Bliss says that “Pillows and curtains do not always have to match, but it’s always best to coordinate them with either material or color. If you want to add some drama to a room’s appearance, choose contrasting colors of the same fabric as your curtains.”


Can you put gray pillows on brown couch?

Since they are both neutral colors, then yes it is ok to put gray pillows on a brown couch! Just try to add some color or creams with the gray, to help everything blend correctly.


Now that I have my throw pillows for a brown couch figured out, I’m ready to organize my bedroom with these tips and hacks!

Bedroom Organization Ideas | How to Organize a Small Bedroom | Small Bedroom Organization


Last update on 2022-08-12 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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