Whether you're trying to match a brown carpet to a couch, or a couch to a brown carpet, you want to know which colors work best. We've researched and found fantastic color combinations to work with your couch and carpet. Let's take a look at the best colors.
Great colors for couches that will work with your brown carpet include:
We've gathered examples for you of these color combinations to help you with your own design decisions. In addition to showing you these, we'll explore whether your furniture needs to match, if brown is a good color for the living room, and if your throw pillows need to match your rug. So please keep reading to learn more.
Eight Great Couch Colors To Match Your Brown Carpet Or Rug
If you have carpet or rugs in shades of brown or beige, you want to think about keeping your couch in a similar warm tone. Some cool colors, like grays or blues, can also work with browns and beiges as they're pretty neutral. So let's look at each of these colors and see exactly how they look in an interior setting.
White Sofas With Brown Carpet
White and brown are a perfect color combination. They work beautifully in today's neutral palettes. They invoke the colors of the beach, wheat fields, and serene spa interiors. Whether you choose a stark white sofa or something that is subtly cream in tone, either will go fantastic with any shade of brown carpet. The only downfall to a light-colored sofa is the tendency to stain. This, of course, can be worse if you have kids and pets, so it's something to keep in mind.
Tan Sofas With Carpets In Shades of Brown
If you love the idea of white and brown but are worried about stains on a white sofa, a tan couch may be your next best choice. Tan sofas can range from the subtlest beige to darker camel-toned leathers like in the photograph above. By choosing a neutral color sofa to go with your neutral carpet, it's then possible to bring in loud pops of color through your artwork and accessories.
This modern leather sofa in a soft camel color would be a perfect match with brown carpet.
Brown Couches and Brown Rugs
Monochromatic looks are beautifully dramatic. Whatever your carpet color, if you choose a couch of the same color you'll be making a statement. In this case, a dark brown leather sofa pairs with a deep pile brown shag rug. A similar-toned coffee table and darker accessories give this living room a modern, masculine appeal.
Grey Sofas Can Work With Brown Carpeting
Though grey is often considered a cool tone and brown a warm tone, they are both neutrals. And within that, sometimes the boundaries blur a bit. There are greys that are warmer and browns that are cooler and if you can pair your sofa and rug in such a way, it's a gorgeous neutral combination.
In this room, warm grey sofas are paired with a very light beige rug. Soft greige curtains really tie things together. This post may help if you choose a grey sofa: What Wall Paint Colors Go With Grey Furniture?
Orange Couches Add A Pop Of Color
If you love color and want to really add some pizazz to your brown carpeting, why not consider a sofa in a shade of orange? Both are warm colors and they are a natural combination. In fact, you can make the color brown by mixing orange and blue. So it's clear they are related. In the above room, a cute orange fabric sofa looks spot on with a small brown area rug and matching brown throw pillows.
This cute orange loveseat would look fantastic on a brown carpet and add some bright color to the room.
Red Couches And Brown Carpets Feel So Cozy
Red is similar to orange when you think about styling a brown carpet. It can provide real warmth and coziness in the combination. In this casual living room, a red sofa pairs extremely well with beige carpet and walls and slightly darker brown accent furniture.
Burgundy Sofas And Brown Carpet Give Old World Elegance
Burgundy is a combination of red and black or red and brown. In essence, it's a deepened, richer shade of red. When combined with a brown carpet or rug, it exudes old-world elegance. Think of old-fashioned men's clubs with their deep upholstered burgundy leather chairs and brown-toned patterned rugs. If you want a rich, masculine combination, this one may be for you.
Blue Goes With Everything
Blue is such a popular color and goes with so many things. And even though blue is considered a cool tone, it works great with browns. (See our post here: Brown and Blue Kitchen Ideas) In this room, a lovely light blue chaise pairs perfectly with a soft tan rug.
Green And Brown Are The Colors Of The Natural World
Green and brown are a color combination found throughout nature. Think of your beautiful house plants or the gorgeous trees in your yard. It's no wonder that a green sofa pairs so beautifully with a rug or carpet in shades of brown. Here an olive green sofa and ottoman are paired with a soft tan throw rug and a perfect house plant completes the look.
A sofa like this gives you the same kind of styling as the one in our image above. This one has the added bonus of converting to a bed for visitors.
Should Your Furniture Match?
The decision to match furniture is entirely up to you. If you want a uniform room with a specific color palette, you might purchase a suite of pieces for one room. But you could also buy a sofa, then find a couple of patterned chairs to go with it that pick up the colors of your rug or sofa.
Designers tend to like to have one or two pieces that match but then add some sort of bold accent.
For instance, in this living room, the furniture pieces are unique but what they have in common is a similarity in style. Look at the legs of the furniture and how they relate. In addition, the deep navy armchair breaks up the neutrals in the room and gives a place for your eye to land as it travels around the room.
See our link here: Should The Couch And Chairs Match?
Is Brown A Good Color For Living Room?
Good is a subjective word. What might be good for one person is horrible to another. But in the case of brown living rooms, we think you're okay. The brown living room above sticks to the medium tones and as a result, gives off a pretty calming vibe. If you like this sort of chill interior, then it's good for you.
This brown-toned living room with its dark bookshelves and dramatic lighting might not work for someone who likes light and bright spaces. But if you're into masculine and dare we say, cozy, spaces, then this one's all good.
In this brown-based living room, the windows are king. Huge light-filled windows provide such glow that the dark leather sofas are a natural fit. The room feels both modern and comfortable.
Do Throw Pillows Have To Match Rug?
Now that you've seen all of these rug and sofa combinations, what about the throw pillows? Do throw pillows need to match your rug? As we're sure you're figuring out, room design is pretty personal. And though matching throw pillows to your rug is a great look (like in the room above), it's not the only look. You can match pillows to your sofa. Or you can match your throw pillows to another chair in your room. Or you can simply buy the throw pillows that you love, like in the room below.
So Many Options
Now that you've seen all of these color combinations, it's apparent that you don't need to be limited by brown carpet. There are so many great color sofas that will work out perfectly. Have fun designing your space and be sure to check out some of the other posts on our site that may inspire you: