10 Combinations of Throw Pillows for a Red Sofa

August 14, 2021

Who doesn’t like to lie down on the sofa to watch a movie, read, have a snack, chat or take a nap?

Functionally, this piece of furniture serves for relaxation, recreation, and socializing. And if we look at it from a decorative point of view, it is the centerpiece of the entire living room.

The other day we saw some combinations, colors, and designs of cushions for a dark blue sofa, and seeing its success, I wanted to prepare another batch of combinations, but this time, for a red sofa.

And is that a red sofa is not like a grey, white or black sofa, which is neutral and is easier to combine. And, although it is not that it is mission impossible, combining throw pillows in a red sofa is something more complex, not just any cushion.

So, if you have a red sofa, take note that I have prepared ten combinations of pillows in 10 different proposals. They are not risky combinations, but on the contrary, safe. You can create many more, but you will see below are a safe bet. Let’s get to it.


This combination of cushions on a red sofa is safe and successful: All grey. Gray gets along great with all other colours, but it seems to have a special relationship with red. You can use pillows in any shade of grey to match the red sofa. These we see are linen, from Amazon and you can see more details or buy them here.


Myrtle Bright Yellow Woven Cushion

For the combination of cushions on a red sofa, you can add a strong contrast using yellow, mustard, beige, vanilla, or any other shade of yellow more or less powerful in the cushions. And combine them with blue striped ones to add a cool colour in this warm combination.


No matter how yellow they are, all yellow cushions will go with a red sofa. The result is an explosion of colour, but if you like it and it fits your style and home, you can add these cushions with no problem.


Pink and navy blue cushions are also a safe bet. They are colours that fit together. If all navy blue seems too intense, add a striped cushion or a navy blue pattern that is not as powerful as a plain navy blue cushion, like the cross cushion we see above these lines.

As for pink, it comes from red, so it will always go well together, and with navy blue cushions, it also goes well, as you can see in the red sofa above these lines.

Artistic Weavers Jillayne Bright Blue Solid Hand Woven Textured Cushion


All red cushion is a safe bet. Also, if you put them in the same tone as the sofa, you will make the sofa acquire more presence, more volume, and body.


You can also combine black and grey cushions in any scale of greys and blacks that will work on the red sofa. It is one of the most elegant and sober combinations.


If plain black cushions seem too much, try striped or patterned black cushions that are more subtle and work well together. Then add some in plain grey to create harmony and balance, and you’ll have a well-matched sofa.

A CLASSIC Combination

You can also use another combination of cushions to decorate your red sofa that works very well is grey and yellow cushions. Whether they are put on a red, blue, or any other color sofa, grey and yellow go very well together.


Add a dramatic print and pair it with a soft grey to soften the contrast. It’s a slightly riskier bet to combine with a red sofa but equally successful. If you like them, you can find these prints at Kave Home.


In light grey, which always works well, and a dose of color, in this case, yellow and blue striped, again in the Fall cushion. The colors go very well with red. It’s a sober mix but with a pop of color.

As you can see, using cushions in colors that combine with red, you will surely succeed to decorate the sofa, so I advise you, if you do not like any of these proposals, take a look at this article, where I tell you the colors that combine with red.

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