Yeah, blue is a great color for a sofa. Depending on the room, any shade of blue will work including dark, rich, light, turquoise and grey-blue.
One type of blue I’m not wild about is bright blue. I suppose in a glam-style room it works but for the most part, not for me.
Before I showcase examples, a blue sofa typically does not make for a blue living room; it would be rare to place a blue sofa in a blue-walled living room. For most other living room colors, blue sofas work well.
A. Examples of blue sofas I DON’T care for (let’s get them out of the way first)
Since I mentioned the one type of blue I don’t like (bright), I’ll kick off with that example.
Bright sofa (great style but too bright)
Turquoise Blue Sofa
I’m also not a fan of bright turquoise sofa such as following. I can’t imagine it being a good fit in many rooms.
B. Examples of Blue Sofas I LIKE
Now to the fun part… blue sofas I like.
Teal sofa works amazingly well
Royal blue is stunning
Isn’t that sofa amazing? It made our best affordable sofas list. It’s the Sven by Article. Article is definitely one our favorite sofa brands.
Grey-blue is always a winner
Twilight blue – not too bright, not too dark, not too light… just perfect for the right space
Source: Article Furniture
Let’s compare apples to apples with different blues to look at this analysis a little differently.
Below is the James Sofa by Interior Define. It’s a striking design with not legs and contrasting seams. Here it is in a variety of blues:
It’s a tough call but I cast my vote for Royal blue.
You can’t judge a blue sofa by the color given it
For example, navy blue by one sofa manufacturer may look very different color-wise compared to a navy blue by another. To add more confusion, sometimes the color online doesn’t accurately depict the actual shade of the color. I believe that’s less likely with higher-end furniture but we’ve ordering stuff expecting a particular color and it’s not that close when it arrives. Something to keep in mind.