Navy blue sofa styling ideas

So you’re thinking about buying a brand new navy blue sofa, but what colours will it work well with? Don’t worry we’ve got plenty of styling tips to share with you.

Plus, we’ve enlisted the help of our Interior Stylist, Vicki Foster so you’ll have all of the inspiration you’ll need to create a colour scheme of dreams.

How to make blue work for your home

Making blue work for you and your home is simple. Renowned for its versatility and popularity, you won’t be short on room inspiration when it comes to revamping your lounge. There are however a couple of dos and donts to bear in mind to make sure you colour match perfectly. 


Do layer up different textures and patterns

Go more neutral to achieve a Parisian Style with abstract wall art and sophisticated ornate style rugs

Do think about the position of your furniture, to ensure the room isn’t overcrowded

Do add in some metallic shades and textures to make the room feel more luxurious


Don’t go overboard on themes such as mixing anchor prints with stripes, this style is more suited to a bathroom or children’s bedrooms

Don’t be scared of painting your room dark shades

Don’t over style – not every solid surface in your home needs to be adorned with ornaments or arrangements, and not every item of furniture needs to be styled or every wall filled

What colours work well with navy blue? 

Working your room around your navy blue colour scheme doesn’t have to be daunting. In fact, having a piece of furniture or focal colour to base your scheme around really helps when it comes to style and décor choices. 

Navy blue is a popular, dynamic trend, but how do we make it work in our homes and more importantly what accent colours can we use with it? Let’s take a look…

Navy blue

Why not go all out with the navy blue? Vicki suggests, “For a full-on navy explosion match your furniture with contrasting navy blue walls, this is ultimate drama! But make sure you have enough natural light so your room isn’t overwhelmed. Even in a small room navy can be the perfect backdrop to create a cosy interior, think about adding a mirror as this will add more light to your room and enhance the feeling of space.”

A top tip if you have a smaller living room that you’re looking to decorate - consider painting the walls and ceilings the same blue shade as this will naturally draw the eye up and create the illusion of space. Throw in a matching navy blue sofa and that colour continuity will travel from the bottom of the room to the top. 


Pale pink and navy blue have been a classic pairing for many years and it’s easy to see why. With the romantic nature of pink married with the boldness of navy blue, they complement each other so effortlessly. “Creating a softer more feminine style. Mix in a geometric rug and some faux fur cushions for the ultimate gorgeous space,” recommends Vicki. 

Bold colours

Whilst navy blue offers a gorgeous pop of colour to any room, it equally acts as a neutral thanks to its incredible versatility.

Making it the perfect candidate for pairing with brighter colours, as Vicki can attest to. “Navy blends well with bold colours such as red and orange, ideally, these would be accent colours and can easily be achieved by adding cushions or throwing a rug down. If you want to tone it down a little mix some white into your décor by having white walls and maybe a navy accent wall.”

Another reason why navy blue sofas are so popular, they do work well in all homes, no matter your personal style and colour palette. 


Go glam with metal accents and you’ll be amazed at how wonderfully it works with your navy blue sofa.

From subtle yellow-gold through to contrasting silver, there’s plenty for you to play with. You could even opt for a mix of metals for added interest. It’s completely up to you how adventurous you want to be, be rest assured it’ll tie in effortlessly. 

Navy is a bold choice that screams elegance and sophistication. When teamed with metallic accents it accentuates glamour. The current appetite for gold and brass hardware, velvet and classic blue are all strong indicators for the Art Deco trend. Think feathers, chevrons and an eclectic mix of colours and patterns,” says Vicki.

Metallics are easy to incorporate into your living room, look out for coffee tables or side tables with metal legs or interchangeable accessories such as mirrors with gold or silver accents as they’ll certainly do the job. Look out for wallpapers with metallic embossing too for texture and depth. 

Floral prints

Mustard and navy blue? Yes, yes, yes!

Mustard yellow is the perfect match with navy, offering a vivid balance of dark and light. This pairing will add energy and warmth to your room. For a more on-trend, tropical look choose green or turquoise shades. Botanical prints are massive and work really well with velvet. Geometric patterns achieve a more modern look as well as tropical prints – think palm tree prints in varying sizes and colours.” 

Be bang-on-trend and shop our show-stopping Botanicals range, showcase both statement floral and botanicals prints, plus the scatter cushions feature hints of mustard yellow, which as we know go beautifully with navy blue. 


Mixing a plush navy blue sofa with natural materials, such as wood, rattan and woven fabrics are a match made in living room heaven. 

“If you’re not ready for the total navy overhaul then neutral shades work really well when teamed with blue. This will create a more peaceful, calming colour scheme, add nature-inspired elements like dark wood and rattan. As navy is a very classic colour, you can also pair it with white creating that classic coastal trend. For added interest, opt for a patterned rug.” We totally agree Vicki, by bringing the outside in, you’re able to create a place of sanctuary in your home. 

Our favourite blue sofas 

Below are a selection of our favourite blue sofas, all with their own special features that are sure to add something special to your living room.

Available in a beautiful, velvet dark blue, our Tetrad Savanna Midi Sofa has a look and feel of luxury you won’t want to miss.

The padded foam seat inserts create comfort as soon as you sit, married with grand scroll arms that’ll have you feeling like royalty.  

Combining contemporary designs, our Avanti 3 Seater in Bella Ink is a wonderfully, rich navy blue sofa.

Treat your living room to this wonderfully modern addition, you can also pair it with its coordinating three-seater sofa, chair or footstool to complete your sofa set.

All of the Avanti range comes with high backed seats for ultimate comfort, diamond quilting detail and slim, tapered legs.

Our Amalfi 2 Seater Sofa in Tevere Cerulean is a beautiful blue sumptuous fabric that offers a classic appeal.

If you fancy something a bit different it’s also available in an array of fabric and leather colourways, each featuring luxury high backed designs.


The Amalfi range includes a 3 and 4 seater sofas, corner sofas with a storage chaise, stroage footstools, arm chairs, as well as chair beds and large sofa beds.

Go bold and bright with our Ferndale 2 Corner Chaise Sofa available in a stunning navy blue.

With complementing leafy print scatter cushions that sit proudly on the sleek crushed velvet cover to add something special to your living room.

An environmentally-conscious choice, as the entire Ferndale range is crafted with sustainable fabrics used across the cushions and footstools.

Inject some vibrancy into your living room with our Hoxton 3 Seater Sofa in Malia Marine.

Featuring timeless pin-tuck detailing, and slim tapered legs for a classic aesthetic.

A two-seater sofa is also available in the Hoxton collection if you need something a little smaller, or you’d like to pair it with the three-seater. 

Snuggle up on this dark blue loveseat in Indulgence Collection Blue and unwind at the end of a long day.

Enjoy added support and comfort with the fibre-filled seats that come as standard, or if you fancy upgrading to foam that’s also an option.

This love chair is designed to suit all living spaces so you can be sure it’ll work perfectly in your home. 

Styling your navy blue sofa is incredibly simple and works with a whole host of stunning colourways. From bright pinks to light greys, navy blue is incredibly versatile so you won’t be short on inspiration.

For now, it’s time to browse all of our blue sofas and find your favourite.

Published: 3rd February 2022