21 Colorful Reasons to Break From the Neutral Sofa

Updated 05/02/19
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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 21 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. 

Grace Home Collection Teal Blue Velvet Liza Sofa
Grace Home Collection Teal Blue Velvet Liza Sofa $3998
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In a room with a tight color story, anchor the space with a dramatic, shapely sofa. 

Urban Outfitters Chamberlin Green Velvet Sofa
Urban Outfitters Chamberlin Green Velvet Sofa $999
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Proof a colorful sofa doesn’t have to read as wild. 

Vintage Mid-Century Sofa
Vintage Mid-Century Blue Velvet Sofa $5200
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If you’re a devoted fan of white, minimal spaces, a colored couch can inject some personality and verve.

Urban Outfitters Cecilia Ruched Velvet Sectional Sofa
Urban Outfitters Cecilia Ruched Velvet Sectional Sofa $2699
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Roomy, spacious, and sleek, this sectional is perfect for someone looking for a bubbly, fun piece that's also livable. 

Urban Outfitters Lavender Milly Velvet Sofa
Urban Outfitters Lavender Milly Velvet Sofa $999
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We love how this tufted lilac beauty manages to ack some punch without being too saturated. 

West Elm Bardot Sofa
West Elm Bardot Sofa $1599
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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
Gubi Beetle Sofa $2978
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More like a work of art than just a little sofa, if you ask us. 

Bolia Between Sofa
Bolia Between Sofa $1346
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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.

CB2 Curvo Pink Velvet Sofa
CB2 Curvo Pink Velvet Sofa $1999
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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.

Urban Outfitters Graham Velvet Sofa
Urban Outfitters Graham Velvet Sofa $1399
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Have you ever seen anything prettier than this shimmery lavender velvet sofa?

West Elm Carlo Mid-Century Sofa
West Elm Carlo Mid-Century Sofa $1199
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This teal sofa is gorgeous. Pair it with a dash of metallics and all-white everything for an utterly showstopping combo. 

DimoreStudio Divano 082
DimoreStudio Divano 082 $28150
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If you’re after a luxe-bohemian vibe, we suggest you consider a saturated velvet. The effect is pure Belle Epoch intrigue.

CB2 Avec Emerald Green Sofa
CB2 Avec Emerald Green Sofa $1599
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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 Yellow Bradford Sofa
Vintage Yellow Bradford Sofa $1099
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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
Vintage Monaco Sofa in Mauve Velvet $3495
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This linear pink showstopper is the perfect match for the abstract wall art and a delicate color palette.

Piero Lisson Bubble Rock Bean Sofa
Piero Lisson Bubble Rock Bean Sofa $3595
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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
Jonathan Adler Mrs. Godfrey Sofa $3295
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Now, this is how to give your living space a surge of energy. 

Gubi Stay Sofa
Gubi Stay Sofa $6200
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Elegance in sofa form… Consult the color wheel for complementary pairings, and don’t shy away from mixing hues.

Paradiso Terreste Sofa Mantilla Fiori
Paradiso Terreste Sofa Mantilla Fiori $6508
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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
Vladimir Kagan Curved Kidney Suede Sofas $10750
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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
Philippe Malouin Formal Group Sofa $5860
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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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