What Color Throw Pillow Goes with White Couch?

Best throw pillow color to embrace and enliven any white couch. Written by : Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : March 21st, 2021

A white couch is one of the most versatile choices that can easily blend in any decor style. whether you go with a vintage or a trendy modern style, this couch can look beautiful in simple, crisp, and stylish ways.

However, this choice comes with potential risks. A white sofa can easily become boring and stark, especially if you don’t add any decoration items to it.

One of the best ways to overcome this and at the same time upgrade the entire look of your couch is by using decorative pillows.

These small decorative pieces can bring an impactful effect to any couches. Furthermore, you can have a lot of freedom to choose what kind of vibe that you want, whether it’s a pop of contrast or a more complementary feel.

So, what are some best pillow colors for a white couch? Based on our experiences, any neutral shade such as beige or gray can be the best choice if you want to keep your space simple and sleek. But if you want to add some pop, blue or green pillow can work really well. Another interesting choice that we love is a pillow with a touch of gold accent that can be an amazing glamorous addition.

To give you more clear ideas, here are the more detailed lists :

Best Pillow Color for White Couch

Light Gray

White couch with light gray decorative pillow
Pillow by Mernette | Rug by nuLoom | Artwork by Giant Art

If your main purpose when buying a white sofa is to bring simplicity and elegance to your living room, then make sure to keep those approaches when choosing the decorative pillow for it. And the best choice to keep you on the right track is the light gray pillow.

To emphasize more charm to the couch, we love to use any light gray pillow with velvet looks such as this velvet corduroy gray pillow. With a simple yet elegant stripe that makes this pillow looks amazing, this pillow becomes our first choice for any living room project that using a white couch.


Beige

White couch with beige cushions
Pillow by Mernette | Rug by nuLoom | Artwork by Giant Art

Beige is a great choice to keep your space neutral but at the same time add a bit of a cozy warmth vibe. This soft, subtle finish pillow also can add a beautiful earthy highlight that blends nicely with the couch.


Blue

White sofa with navy blue throw pillow
Pillow by Home Brilliant | Rug by Well Woven | Artwork by Fox Art

If you want a decorative pillow that can stand out and bring a touch of a bold statement to your space, then a dark blue pillow is the perfect choice for you. Combining a simple couch with this kind of bold pillow also can create a beautiful well-balanced spaces where the elegance of the blue meets the simplicity of the white.

Any dark blue pillow can work really well with white, but we tend to choose the ones that come with a simple velvet style, such as the blue velvet corduroy pillow that we used in the picture above.

To get even better results, add a more blue accent around your couch, but don’t overdo it. Just a piece or two small decorative items such as navy wall art or a blue throw blanket can work perfectly.


Light Green

White sofa with light green pop
Pillow by Mernette | Rug by Safavieh | Artwork by Tar Tar Studio

Light green is a great choice if you want to boost the freshness of your seating area in soft and subtle ways. Using this beautiful accent can also make the entire space feel a bit more comfy and cozy but still keep the couch as the inviting main focal point for your living room.


White and Gold

Elegant white sofa with gold accent
Pillow by NordEco | Rug by Safavieh | Artwork by Pi Art

Using white on white surely not a good idea. However, things can be quite different if you are choosing a white pillow that comes with a glamorous gold accent such as this gorgeous pillow by NordEco.

Although the pillow had a dominant white finish, the sparkling gold-look element will make it stand out and bring a beautiful contrast to avoid the space feel monotonous.


Black and Gold

White sofa with black and gold decorative pillow
Pillow by NordEco | Rug by nuLoom | Wall Art by Bellaa Store

If you think that a white pillow still not a good idea, then this one can be a great alternative. A black and gold pillow like this can really become a game-changer for any cold and unattractive couches.

The perfect combination of the black and gold element producing a beautiful effect that makes this decorative pillow not only look glamorous but also feel bold and elegant.


Gray and White

Gray and white pillow in white couch
Pillow by Amhoo Store | Rug by Artistic Weavers | Artwork by Lampig Store

There are no better ways to creating harmonious looks for your couch and pillow rather than using a gray and white pillow. While the white element of the pillow will keep it look seamless with the couch, the light gray element can bring a bit of contrast that is enough to differentiate but still look blend nicely.

You can choose any pattern for this kind of pillow that will match your current visual decor style. However, if we had to choose, our choice goes to this chic gray and white striped pillow. Although this pillow had a more vintage direction, it still can be used in a more modern decor style. In fact, it can be a great addition to add a bit of artistic bohemian touch that can make your space richer and more flavourful.


Black and White Pillow

Black and white decorative throw pillow
Pillow by Eggishorn | Rug by Safavieh | Artwork by Signford

Black and white are simple, timeless combinations. This mix will produce a beautiful contrast that can fit into whatever decor style that you are using, whether you are leaning toward a modern approach or go into a more classical direction.


White and Blue

White and blue plaid buffalo check throw pillow
Pillow by Volcanics | Rug by nuLoom | Artwork by Wall26

If you want a decorative pillow that can bring a splash of vibrant pop but at the same time will blend flawlessly with the couch, then this pillow can be an interesting choice for you. With a beautiful striking light blue shade that not only look fresh and fun but also add will add more layer of richness to your couch, this pillow can be a great attention-grabbing item for any living room.


White and Brown

Brown pillow in white couch
Pillow by Volcanics | Rug by nuLoom | Artwork by Renditions Gallery

In most cases, we avoid using a brown pillow for a white couch. But it can be different if the pillow had some white element such as the one that we used in the image above. The white element of the pillow not only can help make the pillow blend flawlessly with the couch but also highlight the beautiful earthy brown tone to make it look softer.