Whenever you need an item that can bring instant glamorous and luxurious looks to your living room, then a dark brown leather couch or sofa can be a solution. These timeless pieces of furniture never get old, they had been worked well in 80’s decor, while still looking great in the current home decor style.
But sometimes, as too many homeowners use these kinds of couches, you need to add a bit of personality to it to distinguish yours from the others. And one of the simplest, easiest, and most affordable things that you can do to make your couch have slightly different looks to the others is by using the throw pillow.
You can use any pillow colors that represent your characters and personality, as this kind of couch is versatile enough to pair with almost any color. Furthermore, adding some pillow can also refresh and bring new pattern to any old brown couches, thus you don’t need to spend a fortune to buy a new one.
That’s said, even though any pillow colors work well, some tend to works better than others. Thus, if you need a perfect blend between the pillow and the couch, here are some great choices curated by our interior design expert :
Throw Pillow Color Ideas for Brown Leather Couch
In case your couch feels too strong and overly dominated your living space, you can tone it down by using the white throw pillow.
These pillow will help make the couch less intense and becomes more eye-pleasing. It can also be a great option if you need to modernize the sofa to make it fit perfectly into modern-themed living spaces.
If you prefer a seamless look between the couch and the pillow above it, then beige can be the perfect option for you. Even though it had a much lighter and brighter appearance, beige can still have some brown-hue in it, and this is what makes this shade can blend flawlessly with the couch.
Additionally, thank’s to its bright and vibrant looks, the beige pillow can help tone down the bold couch and make it looks softer without taking off its classical glam looks.
This is another great alternative for a flawless look. Since most brown leathers had a bit of orange tone, combining them with an orange pillow will bring a lot of benefits.
Not only the similar tone will flows beautifully between the couch and the pillow, but the orange pillow can also help make the couch stand out even more and strengthen its position as the main centerpiece for the entire living space.
Any orange shades can work well, thus you can easily choose which ones will suit your character best. For example, if you want more vibrant looks, go with light orange, or if you want a bolder appearance, you can try dark orange.
Yellow Mustard Pillow
Sometimes, the couch may feel too formal. But don’t worry, you can solve this instantly using a yellow pillow.
This kind of pillow can spread a lot of fun and joyful vibe and help make the brown couch feel more friendly and homey, thus your guests, friends, or relatives won’t be afraid to sit there.
Sage Green Pillow
Brown and green will always works well together. This earthy duo bring a fresh and natural vibe to your living space. Although almost all green can be paired with brown, one of our favorite shade is sage.
Sage green can soften the looks of any brown leather sofa, without taking away it’s glam and classical looks. And finally, they will stand out together to becomes interesting focal point of any space.
Muted Blue Pillow
Combining blue and brown can be quite risky, but if done properly, it can provide great results. And the key factor to get success using these combinations is by choosing the perfect blue shades. Most blue shades won’t work well with a strong, bold couch as the cool-blue toned will conflict against the warmth of the brown.
Thus, you need to go with the softest, and the most subtle blue shade to make them work, like pale blue or muted blue.
These kind of blue pillow looks a lot more neutral compared to any other blue shades, and that’s what make them can still looks great above the couch, but at the same time still had a calm and tranquil vibe as any typical blue that can help to make the couch feel more cozy and comfy.
Navy Blue Pillow
Another blue shade that can still work relatively well with brown is navy. These bold combos can make the entire seating area looks even stronger and intensify the dominance of the couch as the main focal point for the entire living space.
The navy pillow can also be a great addition to enrich the looks of the couch in stylish ways.
Emerald Green Pillow
Emerald green is another great bold choices for you who want to create a bold combo. This jewel-tone pair creates a luxurious and glam visual appearance. For an even better results, add in some metallic, brass, or even gold-finishes accessories around them.
This is a great way to modernize the looks of any couch that feels outdated. The elegance of a gray pillow can instantly transform the looks of a brown couch into a new modern and stylish visual appearance.
For softer looks, you can go with the light gray pillow, but if you want a stronger and bolder appearance, dark gray or charcoal can be the best option for you.
Black Leather Pillow
Black and brown are bold duo that looks pretty strong and intense, but still down to earth. You can use this choice to create a simple modern-mid century or a contemporary living space. For a better result, use black leather pillow rather than fabric ones.
Green and Cream Pillows
If you are planning to use multiple colors for your pillows, we highly recommend this green and cream combinations.
Both kind of pillow had it’s own benefits to enhance the visual looks of the dark brown sofa. The green add some freshness and natural vibe, while the cream bring a beautiful contrast to the sofa.
Blue and Gray Pillows
The blue and gray pillows can easily boost the elegance of any brown sofa, creating a sophisticated modern looks. And that’s why, this pair will works best to upgrade and modernize your old sofa.
Brown and White Pillows
Using pillow similar color and material to the sofa can still works, as long as you add another pillow to avoid your seating space feel boring and monotonous. For this particular task, we highly recommend you to add white leather pillow.
This pillow bring a dozen amount of brightness and contrast against the sofa and the brown pillow, while still keeping the brown becomes the centerpiece of your living room.
Charcoal and Orange Pillows
The charcoal and orange pillow bring a totally different character that can makes any dark brown leather sofa looks much more interesting. The orange add a vibrant accent to liven up the space, while the neutral charcoal or dark gray pillow keep everything under control.
Black and White Pillows
Black and white are timeless combination that never goes wrong. You can also use this pair to neutralize the brown sofa to make it looks much more neutral without taking away it’s beauty.
Last but not least, you can use this option to spread plenty of modern ambiance to the living space.