Lots of people are opting for colorful sofas lately, and I love it! This look can be super modern or whimsically retro.
But if you do go for a huge pop of color sofa—say, orange—how should you style it? Which styles of throw pillows look best on an orange sofa?
I got my orange couch reupholstered this year, and I’ve been testing out modern throw pillow combos. Check out the pics below to find pillow colors and styles for your colorful mid-century sofa.
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Light and Bright Starburst Pillows
Using lighter, neutral colored pillows can balance out a vibrant sofa. I love how the creamy off white looks against the orange.
Scandi Black and White Pillows
Using all black and white pillows can modernize the look of your mid-century sofa, giving it a simple Scandinavian vibe.
Groovy ‘70s Brown Throw Pillows
You could also lean into the retro look and channel the 1970s with an orange and brown color combo. Layer a few brown linen pillows, and throw in a fun accent pillow.
Hip Kitty Throw Pillows
Every room needs cats! If you don’t want to tone down the orange but instead want to add even more color and whimsy, pile on the kitty throw pillows.
Mod Orla Kiely Throw Pillows
This is the pillow combo I chose for my couch. You can check out more photos in my sofa reupholstery article.
I knew I wanted to use this Orla Kiely stem pillow. I LOVE Orla. The colors on this pillow help tie in the sofa with the rest of my decor. I also added a pair of soft yellow pillows to keep the look bright, cheerful and fun ’60s mod.
Update Your Mid-Century Sofa
Find more ideas for styling your sofa and living room.
- Coziest modern throw blankets
- What to expect when having your sofa reupholstered
- Gorgeous mid-century modern coffee table books