15 Best Throw Pillows for Red Couch (Glam and Luxurious Choices)

Decorate your red couch beautifully using these 15 best pillow colors. Written by : Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : January 11th, 2023

For some people, a red sofa or couch may seem a bit too much. But for other homeowners that needed a couch to be the statement piece of their living space, this kind of couches can be a perfect option. And this is quite true since the red couch can easily elevate and turn any boring, monotonous space into a more interesting one.

And unlike any vibrant, bright, and eye-catching options like yellow or orange, the red couch can also bring a bold touch that keeps the entire space looking elegant and glamorous.

However, the problem with the red couch is that this stunning item can be hard to combine with other colors. And even worse, pairing this couch with the wrong items can make the couch looks awkward and lose all of its charm and beauty – especially when it comes to any items that are placed close to the couch, such as the pillows or cushions.

In this post, we will give you some throw pillow color ideas that you can use to enhance, improve, and makes your couch looks so much better. Without further ado, let’s get started.

What Color Pillow Goes with Red Couch?


Red Couch with white pillow
White throw pillow

When deciding to buy the red couch, you should understand about how intense the couch will look. But sometimes, you may find that the red couch is a bit too much.

For this kind of situation, then using a light and neutral pillow like white may be the best option as these pillows may help reduce the intensity of the couch and make it looks a bit calmer.

Since white is totally neutral, you don’t need to worry that the pillow will ruin the beauty of the couch, but instead, make it looks more interesting thank’s to the sleek and clean contrast that they both produce.

Light Gray

Red couch with light gray pillow
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, then this is surely one of our favorite options if you want to keep up with the newest decoration trends.


Red couch with black pillow
Black throw 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 couch help make the black pillow visually feels a bit lighter than it actually is.

Muted Blue

Red couch with muted blue pillow
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 at the picture above, where the muted blue throw pillow sit beautifully above the striking couch. This will make the couch looks a bit softer and tranquil, without clashing with the beauty of the red.


Red couch with navy pillow
Navy pillow

For you who had a couch with a dark red finishes, then navy can be the perfect pair to unleash the boldness and elegance of your couch.

Furthermore, put in the navy pillow on the red couch will make the couch stand out even more and easily attract everyone’s attention immediately.

Dark Green

Red couch with dark green pillow
Dark green throw pillow

Another awesome bold pillow that you can consider use 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 looks more appealing but also to refresh its look in a serene, natural vibe without taking away its vibrant and vivid appearance.


Red couch with teal pillow
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 looks, you can choose any decorative dark teal pillow, but if you opt for a softer and smooth appearance, you can go with light teal.


Red couch with cream pillow
Cream pillow

For any red couch that had 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 makes the red sofa feel softer, calmer, and cozy.

Mint Green

Red couch with mint green pillow
Mint throw green pillow

Another gorgeous green shades 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 red couch can be a relaxing and calming place to sit and relax, without taking away it’s striking looks.

Light Brown

Red couch with light brown pillow
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.


Red couch with pink pillow
Pink throw 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 blend flawlessly with it’s darker companion, while still gives enough contrast to avoid a boring looks. Last but not least, the pink pillow can bring some fun and cheerful vibe to make the couch less intimidating.

Dark Orange

Red couch with dark orange pillow
Dark orange pillow

Red and orange had a very similar character, so why not combining them together. As you can see in the image above, the dark orange pillow intensify the energetic feels of the red couch, while also bring different layer of richness and contrast.

Additionally, the orange pillow adds some pop to accentuate and make the couch feel much more interesting.


Red couch with purple pillow
Purple throw 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 red couch, and at the same time helps make the couch even more spicy and intense.

White and Gold

Red couch with white and gold pillow
White and gold throw pillow

There are no better glam addition to red couch rather than gold. That’s why you can try combining this couch with any pillow that had 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 appearance.

At the same time, the white elements helps creates sleek and crisp visual to let the gold and red shine.

Black and Gold

Red couch with black and gold pillow
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 to 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.

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