What paint colour goes with a red couch?

Updated July 19, 2017

A red couch will always make a statement in a room. Wall colour is an essential consideration when defining space and creating ambience. Different colours interact with a red couch in various ways creating many pleasing combinations.

Cool and Contemporary

A single silver wall behind a red couch is ethereal. Adjoining walls could be painted grey, black or winter white. A rich, dramatic look can be obtained with deep, medium blue. A soft, gentle blue will calm the passion of a red couch.

Welcoming and Warm

Colours drawn from nature, such as olive green, mossy taupe and autumnal gold, will complement red and create an inviting space. A mustard yellow-orange adds a spicy flavour when paired with a red couch.

Beautiful Blends

Exhilarating, soft turquoise is satisfying and bright against a red couch, especially if there is some orange in the red fabric. Using lime green is a fresh, fun spin on the classic red and green combination. Lavender is an unexpected, relaxing choice.

Never-fail Neutrals

Chestnut brown will meld with red and give the room a monochromatic feel. Crisp white creates a spotless background for a red couch. Warm ivory will be peaceful. A masculine or Asian theme can be obtained with a red couch and black walls.

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Lori Blair started writing for community newspapers in 2007. Her work has been published in "Arthur Enterprise News" and "Mount Forest Confederate." She holds an early childhood education diploma and is pursuing creative writing and writing-to-publish certificates from Conestoga College. She is director for a local horticultural society, member of a local Historical Society and the leader of a local photography society.