Face Bold Color Fears: 10 Racy Red Sofas

Face Bold Color Fears: 10 Racy Red Sofas

Adrienne Breaux
Jun 20, 2011

Sofas that come in colors other than black, brown or neutral aren't a new invention – couch upholstery has sported nearly every color of the rainbow since there have been couches. But of all the hues, there's just something so darn intimidating about a red couch.

Or is it just us? You can't hide from a red sofa; it's not going to blend in with your other furnishings and it's most certainly going to call as much attention to itself as you'll let it. Being a warm color, it'll get your blood pumping at just a glance (as well as the blood of your guests) and it'll force you to consider your other color choices carefully when finishing out the décor of the rest of your space. And you had better really love red or have the budget to upgrade if you ever tire of such a bold choice.

On the other hand, you'll never be accused of having a boring room if you have a red couch. Guests will probably marvel at your decorating guts if you go this route, especially a really bold crimson or cherry red hue. You'll have a focal point in your living room that won't be television, and you'll no doubt love the fun feel it brings to your space day after day. We rounded up ten red sofas that got our hearts racing:

Top Row:
1) Crate&Barrel Hennessy Sofa $999
2) West Elm Armless Upholstered Sofa $799 – $959
3) World Market Rust Luxe Sofa Slipcover Collection $230
4) Room&Board Encore Sofa $899
5) IKEA Karlstad $848

Bottom Row:
6) DWR Eames® Sofa Compact $3,579
7) Room&Board Brisbane Sofa $3,600
8) IKEA Ektorp $499
9) IKEA Karlstad $499
10) DWR Florence Knoll Sofa $12,737.00

Do red couches make you a tad apprehensive? Or does your living room sport a red couch with pride? Does red not bother you – but another color make you too nervous to incorporate it?

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