Living room ideas for chocolate brown sofas

Updated November 21, 2016

The deep rich colour of chocolate brown sofas blends with several types of living rooms that include a wide spectrum of colour. Pair your sofa with a matching love seat and recliner and choose paint colours that blend well with existing decor. Avoid bright citrus colours because this look doesn't go well with dark sofas.

Neutral Shades

Neutral shades such as beige, tan and cream work well when used in a living room with chocolate brown sofas. The lighter walls slightly contrast against, but complement the colour of the sofa. Paint all the walls in the living room and leave the ceiling white. Place beige and cream-coloured pillows on your sofa to tie the sofa together with the walls. Place lamps with white or beige lamp shades on dark wooden end tables. Hang framed photos or art with dark wooden frames to tie everything together.

Forest Green Accent Wall

Dark colours can also blend well in a room with a chocolate brown sofa as long as you create balance by using lighter shades also. Paint one large accent wall in your living room forest green and leave the remaining walls white. Bring in large potted plants to put in two areas of the living room. Place the sofa up against the green accent wall and hang lighter decorations or framed pictures on that wall so that they contrast against the dark colours.

Off-White Walls with Flower Decor

If you want your chocolate brown sofa to stand out, then paint the walls in your living room a textured off-white shade. Feature other darker colours as well to create contrast in the room. Mount a wooden wall hanging, framed picture of burgundy flowers or a quilted wall hanging. Pair your sofa with other chocolate brown or dark furniture and end tables with beige or cream lamps to blend everything together.

Pastel Shades

The right pastel shades can also blend well with a chocolate brown sectional sofa. Lavender and chocolate brown complement each other. However, other pastel shades such as mint green or baby blue can work as well. Neon shades like orange, pink, bright green and yellow won't work though. Paint the walls a light pastel shade and leave the ceiling white. Hang up decor pieces that are slightly darker than the walls to create contrast on the wall and complement the brown sofa. Place light purple and baby blue pillows on your sofa to tie it all together.

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