23 Colorful Reasons to Break From the Neutral Sofa

Updated 05/02/19
Colorful Sofas

With the power to make any space more exciting while effortlessly anchoring a room, brightly hued sofas shouldn't be reserved for only the most fearless decorators and seasoned pros. Despite their big-impact appeal, a colorful couch can be just as chic and timeless as your typical neutral version. But we understand that it can be intimidating to decorate with bold colors if you haven't experimented beyond the more subdued tones at home.

So in case you need proof or guidance, we're spotlighting 23 stunning colorful sofas along with styling tips for reach. Keep scrolling to see the beautifully bright sofas we're loving right now, and then breathe new life into your own living space with your favorite colorful sofa below. Get ready for some serious seating inspiration. 

Vintage Art Deco Asymmetrical Channel Back Sofa $3577

In a room with a tight color story, anchor the space with a dramatic, shapely sofa. 

Sage Green Helena Sofa - Fabric by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Sage Green Helena Sofa $750

Proof a colorful sofa doesn’t have to read as wild. 

Minna Velvet Sofa - Lilac One Size at Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters Minna Velvet Sofa $849

If you’re a devoted fan of white, minimal spaces, a colored couch can inject some personality and verve.

Cecilia Ruched Velvet Sectional Sofa
Urban Outfitters Cecilia Ruched Velvet Sectional Sofa $2699

Roomy, spacious, and sleek, this sectional is perfect for someone looking for a bubbly, fun piece that's also livable. 

Milly Velvet Sofa
Urban Outfitters Milly Velvet Sofa $899

We love how this tufted lilac beauty manages to ack some punch without being too saturated. 

West Elm Bardot Sofa $1000

You don’t have to go crazy with your colorful sofa in order to make an impression. Pair it with neutrals and you can still make a statement.

Gubi Beetle Sofa $3037

More like a work of art than just a little sofa, if you ask us. 

Bolia Between Sofa $1768

This is what we would call advanced color experimentation! Treat your dazzling blush pink, coral, and wine-hued color-blocking loveseat as you might a piece of art.

Curvo Pink Velvet Sofa
CB2 Curvo Pink Velvet Sofa $1999

Feeling a little uncertain about your choice? Opt for a pastel, like this soft pink, or a pale yellow or blue. It will read as a more interesting update to a neutral.

Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa $5500

Have you ever seen anything prettier than this pastel lilac sofa? The chrome frame adds the perfect edge

Carlo Italian Mid-Century Sofa
West Elm Carlo Italian Mid-Century Sofa $1399

This teal sofa is gorgeous. Pair it with a dash of metallics and all-white everything for an utterly showstopping combo. 

Harvey Probber Loveseat $3300

With pale but energetic green velvet upholstery, rattan frame, and metallic base, this is a sofa that knows how to have a good time. 

Vintage 1980s Sofa $12

If you want to experiment with a touch color but feel pretty dead set on sticking to subdued hues, try a fun print with more neutral tones. 

DimoreStudio Divano 082 $1475

If you’re after a luxe-bohemian vibe, we suggest you consider a saturated velvet. The effect is pure Belle Epoch intrigue.

Project 62 Calais Sofa with Channel Tufting $500

Another color-for-beginners choice, a green hue somehow functions as a go-with-everything, not-so-neutral neutral. The tonal pillows ensure the look is cohesive.

Vintage Mid-Century Boucle Sofa $1100

Have you ever seen a more upbeat sofa? Opt for yellow when the goal is to have 100% cheerful fun.

Vintage Monaco Sofa in Mauve Velvet $3495

This linear pink showstopper is the perfect match for the abstract wall art and a delicate color palette.

Piero Lisson Bubble Rock Bean Sofa $3595

An Yves Klein Blue couch is bold yet classic. Paired with gold and animal-print accents, the result is full-on glam.

Jonathan Adler Mrs. Godfrey Sofa $3295

Now this is how to give your living space a surge of energy. 

Gubi Stay Sofa $6200

Elegance in sofa form… Consult the color wheel for complementary pairings, and don’t shy away from mixing hues.

Paradiso Terreste Sofa Mantilla Fiori $6508

Love a graphic look? Pair your bright sofa with black and white accents and no one will be able to keep their eyes off of the combination, promise.

Vladimir Kagan Curved Kidney Suede Sofas $10750

This duo is made for a collector's home who wants to make a serious splash in the living room. 

Philippe Malouin Formal Group Sofa $5860

This sofa in saturated burnt orange (another neutral-ish choice!) makes an approachable, homey space feel a bit bolder and bohemian.

This was originally published on February 10, 2015, and has since been updated.

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