What Color Throw Pillows for a Blue Couch? (13 Elegant Combinations)

13 Best throw pillow colors that go with blue couch (with images) Written by : Andre A & Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : November 13th, 2023

When you go to a furniture store or check out some online furniture marketplace and take a look at some random furniture that had many different colors selection, most of the time, their blue variant becomes the best seller.

We are actually not quite surprised by those facts, as not only this shade have a massive amount of fans, blue is also very versatile and can be used in any different interior and decor style.

Furthermore, this gorgeous shade is relatively easy to blend with any other color. You can easily pair a blue rug with any coffee table or use blue artwork in any wall paint colors.

The same goes with a blue couch or sofa. This kind of couch is relatively easy to decorate compared with other couch colors. You can pair it with a black end table for elegant results, or a white one for a more sleek and crisp look. For the rug, almost any color can work wonders with blue, whether you go for a neutral shade or a fun, vibrant, and colorful one.

Moreover, almost all – if not all – pillow colors can work well with a couch/sofa. However, some tend to work better than others. To figure out the best throw pillow color that will blend perfectly with a blue couch, we did some research by trying a lot of different throw pillows on our blue couch and found out that yellow, cream, white, orange, light blue, white, and blue, and gray bringing the best results. These pillows create a vibrant and lively contrast that infuses energy and personality into the blue couch, while also complementing the calm and soothing qualities of the blue couch.

So, if you want to create a perfect visual appearance around your blue couch, we highly recommend you to use those throw pillow colors.

Below you can find more detailed explanations and images for each throw pillow color:

13 Best Throw Pillows for Blue Couch

Mustard Throw Pillow

Velvet yellow mustard corduroy throw pillow with blue sofa
Velvet yellow corduroy throw pillow

Nothing beats blue with mustard yellow accent combinations. This pair will produce a unique and beautiful look, thanks to the contrasting effects of the yellow accent pillow, making the sofa stand out and instantly attract every visitor’s attention.

As you can see in the image above, our couch blend perfectly with the velvet yellow mustard pillow. Any yellow shade can still work wonders, and it really depends on the effects that you want to achieve.

Cream Pillow

Velvet corduroy cream stripe throw pillow with blue couch
Velvet cream throw pillow

If you prefer a more soft and calming appearance, then a cream pillow can be the best option for you.

As you may already know, blue is a shade with a cold tone, and on the other side, the cream is a much warmer one. Thus, pairing those two different colors can create a perfectly balanced look.

This color combination also works great for homeowners who want to keep their space look simple and minimalist, but still look visually appealing.

White Throw Pillow

Modern white stripe throw pillow with blue sofa
Modern white stripe pillow

For anyone of you who wants to keep the couch to become the centerpiece of the living area, then going with a neutral shade such as white can be a perfect choice.

While a plain white throw may still work great, we highly suggest you choose the ones that had some patterns, such as those we used in the image above.

This can avoid your space looking too plain and can potentially make the entire space feel boring.

Orange Throw Pillow

Orange geometric style throw pillow with blue couch
Orange geometric pillow with blue sofa

Another great contrasting pillow color option for a blue sofa is orange. It can bring a similar effect, such as yellow but in a bit more deep and bold ones. Orange also can be useful if you want to have striking looks in an elegant style.

Using an orange decorative pillow will also elevate the entire space and make it look more fun and vibrant.

Light Blue Throw Pillow

Light blue throw pillow with blue sofa
Light blue pillow

If you want a harmonious and flawless living area, then any throw pillow with a lighter blue shade than your couch can be a perfect choice. Using this similar shade can make the throw pillow and the sofa look flawless and incorporate perfectly.

However, this approach can be quite tricky. Any pillow that is too similar to the couch’s shade can make them hard to distinguish.

Furthermore, the pillow won’t be stand out visually and do its main job as a decorative accent. So, you had to be very careful when choosing a blue pillow for your blue velvet couch.

Make sure to find the sweet spot where there is still enough contrast, but at the same time still looks flawless.


Blue couch with beige pillow
Beige pillow

Beige throw pillow can be another great choice to soften the tone of strong couches like dark blue or navy blue couch. This beautiful accessories will make the couch feel much calmer and comfy.

And since it’s a neutral color, this pillow won’t interrupt the richness and elegance of your couch, and keep it standing as main centerpiece of your living spaces.

Olive Green

Blue sofa with olive green throw pillow
Olive green pillow

Olive green is a unique color that unlike most green shades, had plenty of warmth because of it’s yellow undertones.

And this is what makes this option interesting, as not only the olive green pillow adds plenty of freshness as typical green, it also balance the cool tone of blue, making it feel warmer and inviting.

Hot Pink

Blue couch with pink pillow
Hot pink pillow

Blue and pink is a timeless combination that never goes wrong. Although this combo is not for everyone, but for some homeowners that loves pink, this is surely their dream combinations.

The hot pink pillow bring some sweet touch to the elegant couch, makes the entire seating area feel adorable and lovely.

To inject more beauty, you can choose any pink pillow with some floral texture or pattern in it.

Blue and White Throw Pillow

White and blue stripe throw pillow with blue sofa
White and blue striped pillow

As we said previously, any blue throw pillow can work great with a blue couch, but it comes with a risk that can make your seating space look boring and monotonous.

But don’t worry, there is one easy and simple solution to avoid those risks: using white and blue pillows.

Using a pillow that still had some blue elements in it, you can make those pillows and couch work seamlessly to create a harmonious space.

Moreover, the throw pillow will still stand out from the couch thanks to the white element that works wonders to highlighting the pillow.

Gray Throw Pillow

Gray and white geometric throw pillow with blue sofa
Gray geometric throw pillow

Many homeowners may be afraid of using a gray throw pillow with a blue couch as those two colors had the same cold tone that can potentially make the space look soulless and uninspiring.

But the truth is, as long as you choose the correct gray tones with the perfect pattern, it can instead create a simple yet elegant look.

And one of our favorite kinds of gray throw for a blue couch is this gray and white geometric style pillow. The white elements help make this item look more attractive, while the pattern will bring a stylish modern contemporary touch that is really helpful to elevate the look of our living space.

Pale Yellow

Blue couch with pale yellow pillow
Pale yellow pillow

Another beautiful yellow shades that works wonder with blue. This pale, light yellow pillow is more than enough to accentuate the couch, without making too much noise and distractions.

Without any doubt, this is a perfect complementary color to any shades of blue, from light sky blue to a dark blue ones.

White and Gold

Blue couch with white and gold pillow
White and gold pillow

If you are setting up a glam modern style interior design, then this maybe the best choice for you. The white pillow with gold accents will striking loudly and add luxury twist to complete your living room.

This option works even better if you are using some other gold or metallic elements around the couch.

Black and White

Blue couch with black and white throw pillow
Black and white pillow

Blue couch is obviously already looks strong and elegant, but in case you need to going further, you can use these gorgeous option.

This is also a great upgrade from the plain black pillow, as the white accents or texture can bring some stylish looks to further boost the visual appearance.

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