What Color Ottoman Goes with a Black Couch?

Lift up the visual appearance of your black couch using these awesome ottoman colors. Written by : Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : August 30th, 2022

We just love puffy things, and the age-old ottoman is on the top of our list, which is of course, functional too!

From the classic cocktail ottoman to the contemporary tufted version, the overstuffed footstool remains a favorite making it a staple element in living room spaces.

Are you planning to pair up that gorgeous black couch with a sensible ottoman, but don’t know where to start?

We’ve gathered the most universal and modern color combinations to give you a head start on your quest for that perfect black couch and ottoman combo.

Best Ottoman Colors for Black Couch

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Ultra Sleek Looks with Velvet Black

Black ottoman and black couch
Black ottoman

Black on black may be old-school jazz but it remains a timeless sheer, as it echoes sophistication and drama that no other color scheme can match. A black couch with a black ottoman is the perfect manly man of the metro scene.

Match it with dark wood surround such floors and walls, and you get that 1950s Midcentury feel. To up it a notch and give it a modern twist add silver elements and translucent pieces such as a piece of straight-edged furniture.

As pure black is not for everyone, a chicer approach is to add classic white to your décor. Add white area rugs, white chiffon pillows and sprinkled with silver figurines, or a pop of silver wall clock.

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Rust Orange

Black sofa with orange ottoman
Orange ottoman

Rust orange ottomans and pillows are not hard to find. You can either go for the classic button tufted version or go with a more playful geometric-shaped ottoman with gold legs.

Pair these eye-catching ottoman designs with pillows in the tangerine hue, and you’ll definitely have a zesty look off your living space.

Rust orange is a darker kind of orange and loves velvet and other cushiony fabrics, but you can tone down it a bit for a casual look with ottoman and pillow fabrics with white patterns.

Floral and peacock designs on your ottoman or throw pillow is a visually stimulating addition to the orangey treat. 

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Pop of Colors with Vibrant Yellow

Black couch with yellow ottoman
Yellow ottoman

Yellow with the midnight backdrop is undeniably a perfect combination, and your black couch will love the tint as it adds a cozy yet playful color tone.

Another eye-popping color on a black couch is a yellow-green ottoman and throw pillow.

It’s a refreshing and friendly color that subdues the overwhelming black hue. You can also combine the exciting yellow color with the cheerful yellow-green color.

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Create Strong Contrast using Pure White

Black couch with white ottoman
White ottoman

When you already have a black sofa or couch, chances are you’ll have other overwhelming elements such as dark wood or other heavy elements in the scene.

Add a pure white ottoman and a glass center table with a white area rug or carpet with a minimal pattern where the eyes can rest.

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Bold Combos with Red

Living room with red ottoman and black couch
Red ottoman

If you want to pump up some energy into your interior, red is your go-to color.

However, it’s a hard sell to most people and a challenge to mix and match to other color schemes, but when paired with black you got a harmonious combo with a powerful take.

A red ottoman with a black couch paired with light gray or white throw pillows further softens the look.

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Colorful Mix (Blue, Red, and Yellow)

Colorful ottoman around black couch
Colorful ottoman set

Do you plan to get more than one ottoman? Why don’t you throw in a mix of the primary colors, where you add one blue, one red, and one yellow ottoman paired with your black sofa or couch.

You get a modern-looking ensemble. Try to have solid colors and the classic drum profile to match your midnight hue to create a clean yet playful scene.

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Nordic Touch with Light Beige

Beige ottoman with black couch
Light beige ottoman

Beige is a great alternative to white when you are concerned with your kids or pets ruining your sparkly white sheets.

You can either go with the leather ottoman with full grain to enjoy that marble-like pattern or stay with a more organic feel, such as a beige-colored wicker ottoman.

Either way, it’s a great match with your black sofa as the lighter neutral brightens up the look.

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Peach, a Lady’s Dream

Peach ottoman with black couch
Peach ottoman

Another popular ottoman color for black sofa is peach, which is like femme fetal meets high street-chic look where it works both for Italian modernism and Haute Boho styles.

Add a gold chandelier and white or emerald green throw pillows to add visual impact to the interior space.


Choosing a black couch is by itself a brave move, as the dark color can connote a negative or dreary impression for most.

Though unconventional at the onset, black is actually a practical choice (especially if you’re not exactly the clean freak), but it doesn’t need to be all boring as you can take advantage of the plethora of colors available.

Utilizing the color spectrum thru the decorative footstool, you’ll be surprised by the endless design possibilities to bring out that personality, mood, or ambiance that you’re aiming for.