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Vibrant Trend: 25 Colorful Sofas to Rejuvenate Your Living Room

There are plenty of different ways to add bright color to the modern living room. The most popular choice is undoubtedly the accent wall, with almost 70 percent of homeowners turning to paint to give their living space a quick makeover. But there are plenty of other things you can do to alter the ambiance of the living room and ensure that it stands out from the crowd. Colorful décor is once again back in fashion, and the days of the plain white and dull beige couch are long gone. For those who love neutrals, it is a plush sofa in gray that is the new ‘go to’ living room décor item. But those with a more vibrant outlook invite home a lot more color!

Deep blue sofa fills the living room with cheer Vibrant Trend: 25 Colorful Sofas to Rejuvenate Your Living Room
Deep blue sofa fills the living room with cheer [Design: Taylor + Taylor]

A colorful sofa or couch can give that old living room a new lease on life and transform a mundane setting into an interesting and breezy space. It can also double as a cool focal point and set the tone for the accent color in the room. Since changing the sofa regularly is not an option (at least for most of us), picking a brightly colored couch is not for those with a fickle love for color. But if you love color, this unique furniture upgrade will not disappoint.

Ravishing in Red!

Buying a sofa is a hard decision at the best of times. The safe choice is often to purchase one in a neutral hue that will adapt to the changing color scheme of the living room over time. The sofa in gray, beige or white allows you to alter the accent hues of the living space far more easily as well. But go a bit bold this fall and think about a brightly colored red sofa, a décor addition that can instantly turn heads and become the showstopper of the space it adorns. The red couch is great for eclectic, Asian and even Scandinavian-style living rooms where both the style and the backdrop allow it to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the room.

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Exquisite dark red sofa brings vivaciousness to the white living room [From: Alex Maguire Photography]
Exquisite dark red sofa brings vivaciousness to the white living room [From: Alex Maguire Photography]
A touch of beach style elegance rejuvenates the gorgeous family room in white and red [Design: Tiffany Eastman Interiors]
A touch of beach style elegance rejuvenates the gorgeous family room in white and red [Design: Tiffany Eastman Interiors]
Ingenious design of the sofa combines the classic chaise lounge form with the comfort of a couch [From: Rikki Snyder]
Ingenious design of the sofa combines the classic chaise lounge form with the comfort of a couch [From: Rikki Snyder]
Rustic living room with red couch and spacious interior [Design: Callaway Architects]
Rustic living room with red couch and spacious interior [Design: Callaway Architects]
Stunning modern Asian living room with a Ralph Lauren red sofa and a gorgeous screen [Design: TSD Global Designs]
Stunning modern Asian living room with a Ralph Lauren red sofa and a gorgeous screen [Design: TSD Global Designs]
Chic eclectic living room with bright red sofa [Design: Sarah Phipps Design]
Chic eclectic living room with bright red sofa [Design: Sarah Phipps Design]

Sunny Radiance of Yellow

A smart couch in yellow can offer that perfect balance between colorful zest and understated elegance in a living room that needs a bit of both. This is usually ushered in by sofas in shades like mellow yellow and light lemon, which seem both bright and neutral at the same time. Those seeking ‘sunnier’ options can consider sofas in shades like mango yellow, mustard, sunflower, honey and gold! The yellow sofa seems even more alluring in rooms with a predominantly white backdrop and gives the impression of a sun-kissed living space that is simply timeless.

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Bright yellow sofa for the living room in neutral hues [Design: luck stone center1]
Bright yellow sofa for the living room in neutral hues [Design: luck stone center1]
Mellow yellow sofa for the cool living room and library [Design: Chloe Warner]
Mellow yellow sofa for the cool living room and library [Design: Chloe Warner]
Skirted sofa in yellow for the traditional living room [Design: Isler Homes]
Skirted sofa in yellow for the traditional living room [Design: Isler Homes]
Midcentury living room with a yellow couch and lounger [Design: Foursquare Builders]
Midcentury living room with a yellow couch and lounger [Design: Foursquare Builders]
Scandinavian style living room lets the yellow couch become the star of the show [Design: Jan Skacelik]
Scandinavian style living room lets the yellow couch become the star of the show [Design: Jan Skacelik]
Yellow couch becomes the focal point of this contemporary living room [Design: Sally Wheat Interiors]
Yellow couch becomes the focal point of this contemporary living room [Design: Sally Wheat Interiors]

Classic Allure of Blue

Even more popular than the sofa in lighter hues of yellow is the couch in light blue. For many, this is the perfect couch that balances excitement and brightness with an ability to blend in with a wide range of color schemes and styles. If you are buying a sofa in bright cobalt blue, velvety navy blue or dashing indigo, there are two distinct routes you can take with the style of the living area. Those in love with a traditional-style interior can consider styles like Victorian by combining the sofa with accents of gold. But if you still want a modern living room, then coastal, beach, Scandinavian, eclectic and even contemporary styles can easily accommodate the beautiful blue sofa.

Beach style living room in yellow and turquoise with a couch that also adds pattern [Design: Scott Sanders / Photography by Nick Johnson]
Beach style living room in yellow and turquoise with a couch that also adds pattern [Design: Scott Sanders / Photography by Nick Johnson]
Midcentury family room with striking couch in turquoise and a cool coffee table [Design: Apt2B / HOMEPOLISH]
Midcentury family room with striking couch in turquoise and a cool coffee table [Design: Apt2B / HOMEPOLISH]
Repeating the color of the couch elsewhere gives the room a more curated look [From: Gary Quigg Photography]
Repeating the color of the couch elsewhere gives the room a more curated look [From: Gary Quigg Photography]
Classic midcentury living room with couch in velvety blue and gold [Design: Jino Design]
Classic midcentury living room with couch in velvety blue and gold [Design: Jino Design]
Large sectional in light blue is perfect for the cool contemporary living room [Design: HomeSmiths]
Large sectional in light blue is perfect for the cool contemporary living room [Design: HomeSmiths]
Smart combination of yellow and blue in the family room [Design: Kendall Wilkinson Design]
Smart combination of yellow and blue in the family room [Design: Kendall Wilkinson Design]

Gorgeous Green!

Unlike the red, blue and yellow sofas, one in green is a rarity that most homeowners tend to stay away from. Part of the reason is the complicated nature of the color that does not allow you to experiment with too many styles and themes. Add to this the fact that a brightly colored green sofa forces you to keep the rest of the room as neutral as possible, and future changes in color schemes seem limited. But if you still absolutely love the hue, then by all means go for it! Inspirations below showcase how even the most dramatic green sofa feels at home in a curated contemporary living room.

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Snazzy contemporary living room with geo style and bold green couch [Design: OPaL]
Snazzy contemporary living room with geo style and bold green couch [Design: OPaL]
Light lime green is a cool color for the living room sofa! [Design: RLH Studio]
Light lime green is a cool color for the living room sofa! [Design: RLH Studio]
Green in the rug complements that of the couch perfectly [Design: Brendan Wong Design]
Green in the rug complements that of the couch perfectly [Design: Brendan Wong Design]

Fun Use of Color

Are you not one to settle for those basic hues on the color wheel? That is definitely not an issue when it comes to brightly colored sofas, as you can pretty much order a custom piece in a color of your choice. Hot pinks and fuchsia seem to be a popular, offbeat choice among homeowners who wish to give the living room a hint of femininity, while orange is for those who seek spunk and flamboyant flair. And if all this still does not satisfy your demand for color, then turn to a few gorgeous throw pillows to fill the living room with even more vibrancy!

Fabulous sofa in bright fuchsia adds color and cheerful glam to the living room in gray [Design: Valorize Hart]
Fabulous sofa in bright fuchsia adds color and cheerful glam to the living room in gray [Design: Valorize Hart]
Stylish sofa brings color to the eclectic living room [Design: Katie Leede & Company Studio]
Stylish sofa brings color to the eclectic living room [Design: Katie Leede & Company Studio]
Rug adds subtle pattern to the living room with bold orange couch [Design: A. Peltier Interiors]
Rug adds subtle pattern to the living room with bold orange couch [Design: A. Peltier Interiors]

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