What paint colour goes with a red couch?

Written by lori blair | 13/05/2017
What paint colour goes with a red couch?
A red couch makes a statement (Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

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

What paint colour goes with a red couch?
Light colours will calm a red couch (Elizabeth Hachem/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

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

What paint colour goes with a red couch?
Colours drawn from nature can compliment red (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

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

What paint colour goes with a red couch?
Some colours can create a relaxing atmosphere (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

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

What paint colour goes with a red couch?
Some colours can create a masculine theme (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

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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