In most living room settings, the couch is set up to become a centerpiece. That’s why a lot of homeowners choosing a couch with vibrant or bold colors. But things will get difficult when it comes to selecting any other decor items to match those kinds of couches, especially a rug.
When choosing a rug for the living room, the most important thing is to make sure the rug will blend perfectly with the couch and the floors. Let’s assume that you are not using any unusual flooring that will hardly match with most rugs, so one thing left to consider is the couch.
For any neutral-colored couch such as white, cream, or gray, it will be much easier as you can easily choose any rug and it will still look great. But when it comes to another color, it will be a much trickier job. This problem also occurs when you had any blue shade of couch – dark blue, navy blue, or even a light blue couch.
Before choosing the perfect rug for your blue couch, here is some question that you should answer to help make this job much easier :
- What is the main goal that you want to achieve using the rug? Do you want to use it to neutralize your living room or do you want it to add more blue accent into your spaces?
- Do you have other blue elements in that room rather than the couch? If you don’t, then you can make use of the rug to help you add other blue elements.
- What is the shade of your blue couch? It’s navy blue, grayish blue, sky blue, or another kind of blue?
- Do you prefer using the rug as contrasting or coordinating elements as the couch?
- Do you have other colors (beyond neutral colors and blue) that you had already used in your living room? And what colors is it? Do you consider using these colors for your rug?
Answering all those questions will surely open up your mind and will give you more clear ideas to help make your rug buying decisions much easier.
Now let us share our thought based on our experience in the interior design and decor field on what is the best rug color for blue couch, and here they are :
White Rug on Blue Couch
Gorilla Grip Original Super Soft Solid White Area Rug
nuLOOM Trellis Cozy Soft White Rug
If you think your couch is too bold and strong then you can neutralize it a bit by using a white rug.
This kind of rug is also perfect if you don’t want your rug to be stand out, and still let the couch became a main focal point for your living spaces.
If you are using a simple, minimalist approach for your room, than you can go with a solid white rug. But for another decor style, it’s better for you to choose any textured/patterned white rug.
Blue Area Rug with Blue Sofa
Unique Loom Moroccan Geometric Modern Navy Blue Area Rug
nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Dark Blue Area Rug
To give a more strong presence of the blue elements, you can use a blue rug. There are two different ways to use this blue rug to incorporate it with your blue sofa. First, you can use the same tone and shade between those two items.
Or, you can use different tones to make a little bit of contrast between them. For example, if you have a dark navy blue couch then you can choose a grayish blue for your rug.
This way, those two items will still complement each other while at the same time won’t make your room looks monotonous.
Having a lot of different blue elements can create a relaxing, cool atmosphere inside that room.
Gray Rug with Blue Couch
Unique Loom Trellis Moroccan Lattice Dark Gray Area Rug
nuLOOM Thigpen Contemporary Gray Area Rug
Ottomanson Shag Trellis Gray Area Rug
Another rug color that works well with blue sofa while also can be used to bring a more natural vibe and help make a great balance between each object of your living room is gray.
In our opinion, gray will works much better than white when used alongside a blue couch, while at the same time will still bring similar effects and results.
Especially when you have a bit of gray undertone on your blue couch.
Purple Rug with Blue Couch
Noahas Super Soft Modern Shag Area Gray-Purple Rugs
Some shade of blue will have some purple tint. If you had this kind of couch then it can be a great option to put a purple rug below it.
But be careful if you go with this option as it will make your spaces looks overpowered.
Furthermore, it’s a good idea to add some other purple decorative items inside the rooms, such as some purple throw pillows or a purple accent chair.
Blue and White Rug with Blue Sofa
nuLOOM Alayna Abstract Blue and White Area Rug
Unique Loom Trellis Geometric Modern Light Blue and White Area Rug
Another great rug option to be placed alongside with blue couch is the combination of the blue and white patterned rug.
This two colors combination will create a nice effect where the blue will keep the rug looks blended with the couch while the white color helps neutralize and balance it to make look a bit softer.
Blue and Gray Rug with Blue Couch
Contemporary Modern Boxes Style Blue and Gray Area Rug
Well Woven Herringbone Chevron Style Geometric Blue Grey Area Rug
Blue Swirls Persian Modern Abstract Rug
This kind of rug is similar to the previous ones, but this works even better if you had a dark blue, navy blue, or any shades of blue with some gray undertone.
There is a different approach when you choose a rug with blue and gray color combinations. First, you can choose a rug with more blue to create a color association with your couch, while goes with gray will bring a more neutral look.
Cream and Blue Area Rug with Blue Couch
Safavieh Cream and Light Blue Trellis Pattern Area Rug
This combination is great to create an earthy look for your spaces while at the same time you still get the integrated feels between the blue sofa and the rug.
If you want to choose this color combination, we highly recommend that you choose any rug with a much more creamy texture and just a bit of blue accent on it.