Blue, in all its many shades, has long been a popular choice for stylish sofas. Eye-catching, versatile and practical, a teal, navy or deep blue sofa could make the perfect addition to your living room.
Accenting your blue or teal sofa with specially selected cushions, furnishings and accessories can help you to enhance your living room and get the most from your interior design. Here, we’re taking a closer look at some great living room décor ideas that will really help your blue sofa stand out from the crowd.
What to consider when buying a blue sofa
There are certain things you need to consider when buying a sofa of any colour. From its size to its style, it’s important to ensure the piece works perfectly with your interior.
When buying a blue sofa, you should first take a look at the rest of the décor in your living room to ensure there are no clashes. If you already have brightly coloured walls or soft furnishings, order a fabric swatch to check your new blue sofa will complement your interior. If your walls are white, you shouldn’t have a problem fitting your new modular, contemporary or mid-century modern sofa into your living room.
What colours go with blue sofas
One of the great things about blue is that it works with a large number of different colours. From complementary colours like silver and grey to contrasting tones such as orange and yellow, blue sofas can work well with almost any shade you like.
Yellow and Blue - The Complementary Colour Wheel
When selecting your décor, the first thing you need to think about is what colours go with the blue sofa in your living room. According to modern colour theory, blue and yellow are complementary colours. This means that they work particularly well together. Placing bright, bold yellow or mustard cushions on your teal or navy sofa will look fantastic and make both colours really pop.
Alternatively, you could place a yellow throw on your sofa or invest in a rug or other furnishings and accessories with a strong yellow hue. If the idea of pairing yellow with blue is a little too colourful for you, you could opt for gold, bronze or copper instead. These metallics also work really well with all shades of blue and can easily be incorporated into coffee tables, ornaments and accessories.
Accent with Orange
If you have a navy sofa in your living room, orange is the perfect choice for an accent colour; Orange sits just next to yellow on the colour wheel and so also works very well with blue. You can match orange colours with all shades of blue, but it works particularly well with navy as the bright tones of the orange make the dark blue appear even deeper.
Again, you can bring orange tones into your living room using cushions, rugs, throws and furnishings. If you can find an orange footstool or armchair that matches the style of your navy sofa, this can also be a good way to add a colourful accent to the room.
Add a Shimmer of Silver
If you want to keep your living room colour palette clean and simple, you can enhance your blue sofa using silver tones instead. Silver can work especially well when paired with bright teal sofas, like our modular Model 03 designs. Silver brings out the cool notes of teal and doesn’t fight with this bold tone for the spotlight. This makes it a great choice for stylish interiors and teal sofas in living rooms with limited floor space.
As silver is used in a lot of furnishings and accessories, it’s easy to incorporate a few metallic touches into your living room décor. Look out for a silver coffee table, silver lamps, silver mirrors and silver picture frames. Silver, or grey, is also a great choice for your cushions, throws or matching chairs.
Blue Velvet Sofa Living Room Ideas – Add Luxury
If you’ve opted for a sofa upholstered in sumptuous blue velvet, like the Swyft Model 01, you can accent the piece, and enhance your living room look, by adding a choice of luxurious accessories. Velvet is an incredibly tactile and inviting material, so try to select cushions, throws and accessories that are soft to touch and bursting with rich, vibrant colour.
The deep, welcoming tones of blue velvet work very well with metallic elements.
A glimmer of silver, bronze, gold or copper will bring out the opulent tones of the velvet and help to catch the light, adding even more visual interest to the space.
How to Decorate a Living Room with a Blue Sofa?
One of the things that makes blue a great choice for your sofa is its versatility. The colour works well with a wide range of other tones and allows you to add personality to a space without dominating or overwhelming your décor.
This makes decorating around a teal or navy blue sofa very easy. If you want to make the sofa stand out and create a focal point in your living room, go for light grey or white walls. You can then dress the room using colourful accessories and soft furnishings. By painting your walls white or light grey, you’ll ensure your sofa is the first thing people see when they walk into the space. The bright background will also help to enhance the rich, deep tones of the teal or navy fabric.
Alternatively, if you want a strong, bold look for your living space, opt for a dark, sultry wall colour. Blue sofas work well with dark grey and dark green tones. You can also choose a blue hue that either matches or contrasts with your sofa fabric. This will really emphasise your colour and make a style statement.
Alternatively, if you’ve set your heart on a bright blue sofa, explore our beautiful collection of contemporary blue sofa designs to find the perfect piece for your home.