For some, a red sofa or couch may seem a bit too vibrant, bold, and overwhelming. However, for those who want their couch to be the statement piece of their living space, this stunning piece can be a perfect option.
The red couch has the ability to transform any dull, monotonous space into a more captivating one. Unlike other vibrant and eye-catching options like yellow or orange, a red couch can also impart a bold touch while keeping the entire space looking elegant and glamorous.
However, the challenge with any red furniture is that it can be difficult to harmonize with other colors. Inappropriately pairing this striking piece with the wrong items can make the couch look out of place and diminish its charm and beauty, especially for any items with a direct connection with the couch, such as throw pillows or cushions.
So, what color throw pillow goes with red couch?
If you need to add some pillows to your red couch, we highly recommend you go with neutrals such as white, light gray, blue-gray, or black throw pillows. Those pillows can tone down your vibrant couch, making it feel calmer while still keeping its position as the main centerpiece of the living space. You can also try incorporating contrasting colors like navy, dark green, or teal to infuse some richness and make the red couch feel more alive.
You can browse all the gorgeous pillow color options below.
1. White Pillow
Sometimes, your red couch may look a bit overwhelming, especially in smaller or minimally decorated spaces.
In such situations, using light and neutral-colored pillows, like white, can be an excellent choice. These pillows can help soften the intensity of the couch, giving it a more subdued appearance.
Since white is completely neutral, there’s no need to worry that the pillows will detract from the beauty of the couch. Instead, they can enhance its appeal by creating a sleek and clean contrast. This interplay of colors not only tones down the boldness of the red but also adds an interesting visual dynamic to the space.
2. Light Gray Pillow
Alternatively, you can go with light gray. The gray pillow can produce a similar result to white in terms of neutralizing and balance up the couch, but it comes with an elegant twist to further enhance the glam touch of your couch.
And since the gray and red combination in interior design is becoming more and more popular, this is surely one of our favorite options if you want to keep up with the newest decoration trends.
3. Black Pillow
Red and black never go wrong. In fact, black is one of the best color options that can complement red perfectly.
And even though in some cases those two strong colors may feel too dark, things go a bit different when it comes to the red sofa, as the vibrancy and striking looks of the red sofa help make the black pillow visually feel a bit lighter than it actually is.
4. Muted Blue Pillow
Usually, red is used as an accent color to blue base. But now, we flip it out by using the blue as an accent for our red couch.
And you can see the result in the picture above, where the muted blue throw pillow sits beautifully above the striking couch. This will make the couch look a bit softer and tranquil, without clashing with the beauty of the red.
5. Navy Pillow
For you who have a couch with a dark red finish, navy can be the perfect pair to unleash the boldness and elegance of your couch.
Furthermore, putting the navy pillow on the red couch will make the couch stand out even more and easily attract everyone’s attention immediately.
6. Dark Green Pillow
Another awesome bold pillow that you can consider using to enhance the looks of your red couch is dark green.
Whether it’s the dark emerald, dark olive, or even dark teal can works beautifully not only to make the couch look more appealing but also to refresh its look in a serene, natural vibe without taking away its vibrant and vivid appearance.
7. Teal Pillow
Teal can be a perfect complementary color to red. This modern blue-green tones enhance the couch beautifully, while also adding fresh and natural looks.
If you need a completely glam look, you can choose any decorative dark teal pillow, but if you opt for a softer and smoother appearance, you can go with light teal.
8. Cream Pillow
For any red couch that has some warmth tone in it, then combining it with another warm pillow can be a great way to keep the comfy feels spread out from your home.
Additionally, the cream pillow will provide a stunning neutral touch to neutralize and make the red sofa feel softer, calmer, and cozy.
9. Mint Green Pillow
Another gorgeous green shade that can sit perfectly alongside red. This very subtle, light green color can strongly tone down the powerful couch, making it look softer.
Thus, your vibrant couch can be a relaxing and calming place to sit and relax, without taking away its striking looks.
10. Light Brown Pillow
This combo is often underestimated, but actually, the light brown pillow and red couch can look pretty and awesome together.
The striking and vibrant visual appearance of the couch unleashes the warm, earthy tone of the brown pillow and makes it stand out rather than neutral. Thus, they will visually look blended together harmoniously even though share a totally different hue.
11. Pink Pillow
For any homeowners who want to create a totally harmonious, monochromatic interior style, then obviously pink pillow is the perfect choice.
This pale, lighter shade of red blends flawlessly with its darker companion, while still giving enough contrast to avoid a boring look. Last but not least, the pink pillow can bring a fun and cheerful vibe to make the couch less intimidating.
12. Dark Orange Pillow
Red and orange had very similar characters, so why not combine them together? As you can see in the image above, the dark orange pillow intensifies the energetic feel of the red sofa, while also bringing different layers of richness and contrast.
Additionally, the orange pillow adds some pop to accentuate and make the couch feel much more interesting.
13. Purple Pillow
Since red is a unique color, why not combine it with another unique option like purple to create an attractive and enticing outlook?
As you can see in the image above, the purple pillow looks amazing bringing up beautiful contrast against the deep red, and at the same time helps make the couch even more spicy and intense.
14. White and Gold Pillow
There is no better glam addition to a red couch than gold. That’s why you can try combining this couch with any pillow that has some gold accents in it, like this white and gold decorative pillow. Even though the gold stripe or pattern is just an accent, it still creates a big difference in the couch’s appearance.
At the same time, the white elements help create a sleek and crisp visual to let the gold and red shine.
15. Black and Gold Pillow
Alternatively, you can also try this black and gold pillow. This can be a perfect combination if you need a bold pillow that can exude luxury into your home, and make your couch looks expensive.
For an even better result, you can add some other gold elements like gold wall decor or gold table around your couch.