What Color Furniture Goes with Tan Walls?

6 Best furniture color that goes with tan walls to help make your room doesn't look dull and boring. Written by : Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : August 30th, 2021

Some people maybe think that tan is outdated, but the truth is, it is not. In fact, most interior and paint experts believe that earthy colors will rise in popularity from 2020 onwards.

This beautiful shade can create a natural and calming ambiance into your home, and it also can be a perfect choice for you who want to create a relaxing room.

But one big problem with this color is that this can look a little bit boring especially without the help of other shades.

There are various ways to add other shades or accent colors to any room with tan walls, but one of the best ways is by using any furniture or decoration items to bring those colors.

Unfortunately, finding the best furniture color that will match perfectly with this color can be another painful job. Choosing the wrong color combinations not only will make your entire space looks bad, but will also ruin the natural and relaxing vibe that the walls bring.

To avoid this disaster, we will try to help you by creating an experiment to find out what is the best furniture color that goes with tan walls, and here are the results :

1. White Furniture

Tan living room with white furniture
White furniture

Most people may be said that this tan and white combination won’t go well. But this design proves that those two neutral colors can be mixed well to create a crisp, clean, and modern look while at the same time still feels warm and relaxing.

This color combination is perfect for you who want to create a modern, contemporary, or minimalist style decor. Those two colors blend seamlessly without creating too much contrast.

You can also use some glossy white furniture or elements to add some elegant and luxurious looks to your space.


2. Cream / Beige Furniture

Tan living room with cream/beige furniture
Cream furniture

Cream or beige had a similar shade and undertone with tan, and you can use it as your furniture’s main color palette if you want to create a stylish monochromatic look.

The most important thing when using cream is to make sure that there is a perfect contrast ratio between the walls and the furniture.

Where too much contrast will make them doesn’t look flawless, while lack of contrast can make the furniture and the wall hard to distinguish.


3. Blue Furniture

Tan walls with blue furniture in living room
Blue furniture

Using the color wheels concept, blue is the most perfect contrasting color for tan. And that’s the main reason why we choose this color to be used in this living room.

And as you can see from the image above, the result is quite amazing where those two colors blend perfectly to create an elegant and sophisticated living room.

Of course, not any shades of blue can blend perfectly. Thus, to get the best outcome, you can use blue with some gray undertone such as dusty blue, grayish-blue, or navy blue.


4. Gray Furniture

Tan walls and gray couch in living room
Gray couch

As you already know, tan had some gray undertone, and that’s why you can easily combine this color with gray. Using both colors side-by-side can create flawless looks and at the same time will complement each other.

But the main problem with this approach is that it will create a bit of boring and monotonous looks. To avoid this, you can add a few other accent colors.


5. Black Furniture

Tan walls and black couch in living room
Black furniture

If you want to create a calm and relaxing room that looks stylish and elegant then you can easily achieve it by using black furniture. As you can see in our design above, where our black leather couch integrates perfectly with the wall behind it.

With the high amount of contrast produce between the black furniture against the walls will help make the furniture stand out. To make it perfect, you can add a few white elements to help balance out the spaces and avoid it looks too dark.

Another important thing to consider if you want to use black is to make sure you had enough lighting, both natural and artificial. This is important to avoid the entire room looks too dark.


6. Dark Brown Furniture

Tan walls with dark brown furniture
Dark brown furniture

In the previous design, we use cream or beige to create a monochromatic look. Another color that you can use to create a similar effect in a more bold and rich way is dark brown.

Using dark brown against the tan wall will create enough contrast to make the furniture stand out while at the same time still looks flawless. Using this combination also can create dramatic and sophisticated looks.