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
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.