15 Best Throw Pillows for Black Leather Couch (Stylish and Elegant Choices)

What color pillows for black leather couch? Take a look at our designers favorite choices. Written by : Andre A & Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : December 4th, 2023

Many homeowners may think that the black leather furniture is outdated, but we totally disagree with that opinion. This kind of couch can still work well even in today’s up-to-date decor trends such as minimalist or contemporary.

A couch with black leather finishes can also be a perfect choice to create a glam, but simple and sleek interior. Moreover, a leather finishes sofa tends to be more durable and easy to maintain compared with other finishing.

However, using these bold-style couches can bring a complicated task as it’s quite difficult to combine them with other elements. So, you need to be careful when choosing every single piece of item that you want to put on or around the couch, such as a table, rug, or decorative pillow/cushion.

When it comes to pillows, some of the best choices for black leather couches are white leather, black and white, black and gold, gray and silver, navy, and teal pillows. These pillows creates a stunning contrast against the couch, enhance the sleek and sophisticated nature of the black leather, and provide a visual pop that adds depth and interest to the seating area.

Here is the complete list of the 15 best pillows that perfectly match with black leather couch.

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White Leather Pillow by CaliTime

Black leather couch with white leather throw pillow

For a black leather couch, a white decorative pillow is the best choice especially if you want it to stand out and bring a beautiful contrasting effect to lift up the appearance of your seating area.

To make it even better, you can use the ones with similar material to make It feel seamless, and in this case, it’s a white leather pillow.

These combinations not only will make your seating area look stylish, but they can also bring a high-class appearance.


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Modern White with Black Stripe Pillow by Homfiner

Black leather sofa with white and black stripes throw pillow

If you think that the plain white is too boring, then alternatively you can use this gorgeous white throw pillow with a simple black stripe. The white element will provide the contrast needed to make the couch feel more alive, while a bit of its black stripe will keep it integrated nicely.

The black stripe design is quite simple but looks very artistic in a modern touch. So, this item can be a perfect choice if you want to create a modern look and trendy living spaces.


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White and Black Leather Pillow by Dezene

Black leather couch with white and black leather throw pillow

As we already said before, using any throw pillow with the same leather material can be a great way to create a consistent look. But if you don’t like plain white leather, another great option that you can consider is this white and black leather pillow by Dezene.

Combining a simple pattern in fashionable and trendy home decor styles, this item can be a great addition to any black leather couches.

Made using high-quality faux leather materials, this item will perfectly suit any living room decor style, from simple minimalist to glamorous elegant style.


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Velvet White Striped Pillow by Home Brilliant

Black leather couch with velvet white corduroy pillow

Another wonderful decorative item that looks really well with the black leather sofa is this velvet white striped pillow by Home Brilliant. At first sight, this item may seem like other typical white.

But, if you take a closer look, it has a gorgeous velvet-looking stripe that will bring a touch of freshness to a simple and sleek look.

If you want a white pillow that won’t easily look boring like any other typical white, then this one can be a perfect choice for you.


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Black and Gold Pillow by NordECO

Black leather sofa with black and gold pillow

If you want to keep your couch stand out and elegant without the addition of any colors that can potentially disrupt its looks, then this option should be on your shopping cart immediately.

With the majority of the black elements, this decorative item can look perfectly seamless with the couch, while a bit of gold accent can add a more luxurious and glamorous feel that can help make your couch stand out more.

We love to use this choice in any living room setting where we use some other gold furniture or decorative accent.


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White and Gold Pillow by NordEco

Black sofa with white and gold pillow

This option had the same design as the previous one but with a different color.

If you are afraid of using the black ones as it can risk your space looking boring and monotonous, then you can try using this white and gold variant.


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Gray and Silver Geometric Pillow by CaliTime

Gray silver geometric throw pillow with black leather couch

Another color that can work nicely with black is gray. A gray can blend well with black, while still bringing enough contrast to easily distinguish them.

For a gray pillow, our favorite choice is this gray and silver geometric choice by CaliTime. This item is a perfect choice if you want to add a simple but beautiful accent to your couch.

What we like most about this item is its silver geometric triangle abstract line brings some glossy effects that make it look modern, trendy, and futuristic.


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Navy Pillow

Black couch with navy throw pillow

While some people may think that navy and black wouldn’t work, we believe that this can be an interesting combo. Since both shades share a similar dark, bold appearance, they will look perfectly flawless to evoke a huge amount of elegance in any living space.

Moreover, the intense blue hues from the navy create enough contrast to make any black leather couch come back to life.


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Teal Pillow

Living room with black couch and teal pillow

If you need to add a bit of freshness to your black-themed living room, then green shades are surely the best option.

However, not all green can work well with black, except some that have a bit of a modern look like teal. This teal pillow makes the black sofa feel alive with its vibrant color.

It also becomes a great choice if you need something striking to accentuate and enrich the dark couches.


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Gray Pillow by Miulee

Gray embossed throw pillow with black leather sofa

Using a plain gray pillow on the black leather couch is quite boring and unattractive.

Thus, if you still want to go with gray, we highly recommend you choose one that comes with some texture or pattern such as this elegant choice by Miulee that comes with a beautiful velvet-style grid pattern.

The gorgeous grid pattern not only makes this item bring a classy taste to your living spaces, but it can also add a touch of life to your couch.


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Dark Brown Leather Pillow

Black leather couch with dark brown leather pillow

This is another great bold option for a black leather couch. These two bold neutral looks amazing together to create glam and luxurious interior design. With plenty of similarities between them, they go along flawlessly and boost each other’s appearance.

To get an even better result, you can add some gold accents around the couch.


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Cream Velvet Corduroy Pillow by Mernette

Cream velvet throw pillow with black couch

The black sofa had a very deep and bold appearance, and if you want to warm it up a bit, then you can use this beautiful cream corduroy velvet pillow by Mernette.

As you can see in the picture above, using this beautiful item alone can help bring some warm ambiance that can make the couch feel comfier and more inviting.

From many similar choices that are available on the market, we chose this one because it had a beautiful corduroy style texture with clean simple lines that make it look fresh compared with other typical items.


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Dark Red Pillow

Black couch with dark red throw pillow

If you are looking for an accessories that can stand out strong against black, then you can use dark red. The dark red pillow will easily boost the glam of any space, and make the entire space look luxurious.

This combo can work even better in the modern-contemporary or luxury classical interiors.


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Yellow Mustard Pillow by Home Brilliant

Velvet yellow mustard throw pillow with black leather couch

Using any cushions with colorful shades seems not to be the right choice when it comes to a black leather couch.

However, if you still want to bring a pop of color to brighten up the appearance of your couch, then we highly recommend this velvet corduroy yellow mustard cushion by Home Brilliant.

The yellow mustard finish looks gorgeous as it’s not as bright as any typical yellow but still can look amazing to cheer up your spaces.

The velvet corduroy texture will ensure it is still in line with the elegance and classy style of the couch.


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Beige Pillow

Living room with black sofa and beige pillow

Another great option that can help tone down the dark, bold couches is beige. The neutrality of the beige calming down and softens the black leather couch beautifully, without interrupting its elegance.

This also becomes a perfect choice if you are using plenty of neutral elements inside your living room.