How To Design With And Around A Yellow Living Room Sofa

Every color has a certain impact on an existing décor and we’re not talking here about color psychology. It’s simply a matter of style and looks. A color such as yellow, for example, is bright and eye-catching and it would be a cheerful addition to a space such as the living room. A yellow couch or sofa can be the centerpiece of the room. The question that remains is “how will you decorate the space around it?”

Prints and patterns around yellow couchView in gallery

Well, the options are numerous. One idea would be to use prints and patterns to integrate the yellow sofa into the living room without making it seem out of place. The accent pillows are quirky and fun and they combine well with the yellow on the sofa.

Bright yellow couchView in gallery

Another idea is to use a bright shade of yellow in combination with other neon shades such as pink or blue or orange. This way no color will stand out individually. Instead they’ll all be eye-catching as a whole.

White washed bricks wall and yellow pale sofaView in gallery

But not all yellows have to be that bright and flashy. Mellow tones can be very beautiful as well and they combine well with light wooden surfaces and with other soft colors. A sofa such as this one can be the unexpected touch of color in a neutral décor.

Yellow Cleveland SofaView in gallery

If you don’t want the yellow sofa to be the only colorful piece in the living room, you can add a few other fresh and cheerful elements such as a green plant, a quirky coffee table or a set of fun accent pillows.{found on abeautifulmess}.

Yello and Grey Sofa with Black WallView in gallery

We’ve said this numerous times: yellow and gray are two colors that work beautifully together. They complement each other nicely. One is fun and vibrant and the other one is dark and neutral. Together they create the perfect balance.{found on kimgray}.

High ceiling living room with yellow count and pictures on ledgeView in gallery

Isn’t it beautiful the way this yellow couch grounds the space? The living room has a high ceiling and the shelves fill the empty void in a simple and casual manner. The couch maintains a lightweight look and keeps the décor from becoming cluttered and uncomfortable.

Swedish design with colorful yellow couchView in gallery

What we enjoy most about this seating area is the way the colors on the abstract paintings are reiterated throughout the space in various forms. And although the mustard yellow on the sofa is not one of them, it blends in nicely.

industrial cage pendant inspiration - love the mustard yellow couchView in gallery

You can complement a yellow sofa with a series of other elements and accessories featuring the same color but different shades. This way they’ll communicate with each other on some level but they’ll also stand out individually.

L shapped yellow sofaView in gallery

Another good idea is to stick to the basics and to use two contrasting colors that complement each other in a natural and elegant way. Blue and yellow seems to be one such example. But don’t only use these two shades. You can also experiment with some green and maybe even some red or orange. Just make sure the rest are only accent colors.

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If you prefer a décor that’s warm, welcoming and elegant without standing out in a bright or opulent way, this tone of yellow seems like a perfect choice, especially in combination with the golden wood finish and the surrounding neutrals.

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If you want the couch or the sofa to be the main attraction in the living room, then choosing a vibrant color is a good idea. The design, however, should be simple. This way the focus will be on the color and the piece as a whole and not on a series of small details.

Brown dark furniture yellow sofaView in gallery

Sometimes when all the furniture is dark and the flooring has a similar stain as well, even if the walls are white something else is needed to establish the balance. A yellow sofa with a light and pleasant color can be this missing element.

Perfect nook yellow sofaView in gallery

Don’t you feel like this small sofa is perfect for that nook? The fact it’s yellow helps the décor stay fresh and airy and also draws attention to that particular spot. It’s a welcomed touch of color in an otherwise plain setting.{found on jhinteriordesign}.

Low ceiling living room with bright yellow sofaView in gallery

Combine multiple pastel shades to obtain a diverse but cohesive décor. For example, the walls can be light blue, the sofa can be yellow, the armchairs can be gray and you can also add an abstract painting that puts all these colors in one place.{found on sallywheatinteriors}.

Modern yellow sofaView in gallery

A brightly-colored sofa can completely change the ambiance in the living room. Imagine how the space would look like if the sofa were black instead of yellow. Isn’t this option a lot of cheerful and chic? A pink sofa would have had a similar effect.

velvet pillows and chocolate brown shelvingView in gallery

The way everything in this room interacts in terms of color is really harmonious and inspiring. In addition, the textures seem to play an important role as well. The rug, the sofa, the velvet pillows, the chocolate brown shelving and the walls are all in perfect sync and the result is a warm and welcoming ambiance.{found on redmondaldrich}.

exposed-bricks-wall-corner-yellow-sofaView in gallery

Because of the exposed brick wall, a lighter and more vibrant shade of yellow would have seemed out of place. This one, however, is a beautiful choice. In addition, the orange chair in the background takes on the role of a focal point for the room.

Masculine decor with a yellow pop sofaView in gallery

Use prints and patterns to make a brightly-colored piece of furniture feel like a natural part of the décor. It will stand out for sure but it will also blend in. the result will be an eclectic design dominated by eye-catching details.{found on elainemusiwa}.

Minimalist clean design with yellow sofaView in gallery

Using light colors in small spaces is a smart idea. Usually white is the main color but it’s a cold shade that lacks character. It’s why you also need to add something else to the mix. Try light pastels and small hints of contrasting colors.{found on avenuelifestyle}.

leather yellow tufted sofaView in gallery

Tufted sofas have a particularly glamorous and elegant look. They don’t always combine well with all styles but they’re versatile enough to look beautiful in a lot of circumstances. You can use color to make things easier.

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Two distinct accent colors, each defining a separate portion of the living room. At the center, a coffee table that balances out the décor and an abstract wall painting that somehow combines the two in an artistic manner.

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Bring some of the tropical flair inside the house and let the indoor and outdoor spaces communicate freely through glass walls and large windows. Don’t be afraid to use vibrant colors. In fact, they won’t stand out that much in such a setting.

Interior design of a loft featuring two yellow couchesView in gallery

Sometimes a bit of symmetry makes things harmonious and easier to work with. It’s why two yellow sofas are better than one if you want to make them seem like they really belong there. Keep the rest of the décor simple and neutral.

Traditional carpet with yellow couchView in gallery

If you don’t want your yellow couch to be the center of attention, try adding some other eye-catching elements in the décor. For example, a patterned rug with a busy pattern can be just what you need.{found on remickassociates}.