07th May 2018

Colour palettes to complement your brown leather sofa


A timeless classic, the brown leather sofa is a versatile piece of furniture that perfectly accentuates many colour schemes. At Thomas Lloyd, we’ve lovingly crafted stunning brown leather furniture for more than 30 years, so here’s our top tips to make the most of your living room, café or restaurant space.

What colour walls go with a light brown leather sofa?

1. Versatile blue

Whether it’s the elegant tone of a deep blue or a bright coastal wall colour that takes your fancy, a light brown leather sofa will be a handsome showpiece in your living space.

Our Vintage Chesterfield 3 seater leather sofa takes pride of place with an earthy powder blue in the background (see above). Think warm winter evenings snuggling in front of the fireplace or catching the light on bright days in the summer months.

2. Modish neutral

Bring colour to complement immaculate and creamy wall shades with a bold, bright piece of leather furniture such as our Milton Highback Leather Chair.

Or introduce earthy, Moroccan tones with our Wilmington Midi 3 seater Leather Sofa. Perfectly positioned in the light, the addition of greenery freshens this inside space.

3. Shades of Grey

A brown leather sofa, especially in chestnut or honey, would be the focal point of sophistication with a grey wall, whether it’s a peppery, slate or pearly grey that sets the tone of your space.

Think dusky evenings with a book or three in this space housing our Vintage Chesterfield 3 seater leather sofa. Note the stunning cloudy grey wall in the background.

What colour cushions & curtains go with light brown leather sofa?

When it comes to accessorising, the overall colour scheme you’ve chosen for your living room will play a large part in the colour of the curtains and cushions you choose.  Blue walls and leather brown shades complement most colours, so don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour and creative patterns to your cushions and curtains.

A muted grey, on the other hand, presents an opportunity to decorate your brown leather sofa with block coloured cushions in the two primary colours and experiment with more unusual curtain colours. For a neutral colour scheme, soft pastel colours such as light blue, soft collar and sage green for your cushions and curtains will go well with your brown sofa.

What colour walls go with a dark brown leather sofa?

1. Striking browns and off-whites

An off-white shade complements our Aspen 3 Seater Leather Sofa perfectly. Tones of orange and brown sprinkled throughout create a visual feast.

This colour scheme is also suited to incorporating brown sofas into a corporate environment and need to ramp-up the contemporary style of the space. Read our blog on the top places to spot a leather Chesterfield sofa outside the home.

2. Always fashionable black

The chocolate shade of our Burlington Grand Leather sofa perfectly accentuates the monochromatic contrast of the black wall and white accessories, to create a interior that is both spacious and cosy.

3. Exposed brick wall

Shabby meets chic and old meets new in this fresh and trendy combination of the rustic exposed brick wall and our Vintage Chesterfield 3 seater leather sofa. The rosewood coloured leather is the yin to the earthy orange brickwork’s yang.

What colour cushions & curtains go with dark brown leather sofa?

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your dark brown leather sofa. For the more exotic colour palettes, continue the vibe throughout and decorate your brown leather sofa with cushions in rich colours and textures, whether that’s the rich tones of the Peacock blue or Eastern shades of red and black.

If you have opted to create a darker ambience, you can make sure they don’t become overbearing by pairing your dark brown leather sofa with cushions and curtains in lighter whites, off-whites and cream colours.

Whether you’re looking for a dark or light brown leather sofa, we have the perfect range of colours for you:




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