Good Questions: Black Couch with Navy Rug?

Good Questions: Black Couch with Navy Rug?

Colleen Quinn
Feb 24, 2009

ATDC reader Josh needs help finding the right couch for his navy rug: "ATDC, I have a question: Can this black couch live in harmony with my navy wool rug? Right now I have a khaki colored couch and although it looks fine, it's very blah. Please help! Josh"

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Josh, Although we do think you can combine black and blue in a room, the navy in the picture looks very dark to combine with a black couch. Also, a black fabric couch can be hard to keep pristine looking, and frequent washing of the slipcover will lead to a faded gray couch instead.

We would recommend looking for a different color slipcover for your couch- maybe a bright white to match the circles or a lighter shade of green? We understand wanting to replace the blah of the khaki, but think that this black and navy combo won't give you the pop you want. Depending on the color of your walls, a white couch with some bright throw pillows (maybe in an orange) could provide the contrast you need to compliment your high impact rug...

Readers, any suggestions for Josh in his quest for the perfect couch for this fabulous rug?

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