With their soft texture and lustrous sheen, velvet couches make a statement, elegant addition to living areas. Of course, every living area needs the perfect foundational layer, so we’re here to help you pick that out and find the ideal rug pairing for your velvet couch. Keep reading to find the right rug for your velvet couch—no matter the color!
The Best Rug for a Green or Teal Velvet Couch
Green velvet couches are all the rage right now, and for good reason! Their earthy tone taps into the nature-loving trend that’s so big this year, plus they are perfect if you really want to make a statement. Play up this vibe by choosing fellow earth-toned hues in the form of beige, tan, or gray. These hues will complement the natural look of the green while adding tons of warmth.
We also love the idea of pairing green with another bold color, like orange or red, which live across from green on the color wheel and therefore make the perfect complementary pick!
The Best Rug for a Dark Gray Velvet Couch
With a dark gray velvet couch, you have the benefit of choosing nearly any rug to pair with it. Take a look at the undertones of your couch’s color to help guide you. Does it have brown tones in it? Pair it with yellow, tan, or beige to bring out some warmth. If it’s a more classic, steel gray, try it with blues or greens to play up those cooler tones. Whatever you land on, we recommend choosing a rug that’s on the lighter side, so your space doesn’t feel so heavy with the dark-on-dark rug-couch combo (unless that’s what you’re going for—then we’re all for it!).
The Best Rug for a Light Gray Velvet Couch
Just as with dark gray, light gray velvet couches pair well with nearly any color of rug. Choose a similarly hued light gray rug with a pattern to create a calming, monochromatic feeling that doesn’t feel boring. Complete a sweet, soft look by pairing your couch with a rug in a palette of pastels. Or go bold with a bright, statement-making rug. Whatever your vibe, you’re certain to find a rug that’ll go with a light gray velvet couch!
The Best Rug for a Blue or Navy Velvet Couch
Blue velvet—so chic and luxurious! Thanks to its rich jewel-toned nature, blue goes with so many different hues and styles—so you’re certain to find a winner for your space. Lean into the boldness with rugs in jewel tones—think magenta, emerald, a rich golden orange—for a truly unforgettable scene. Or, create a sense of calm and balance with a neutrals and styles with texture (shags, jutes) for understated, nature-inspired beauty.
The Best Rug for a Yellow Velvet Couch
Talk about making a statement! Yellow and gold velvet couches are seriously swoon-worthy, providing a beautiful, earthy energy to any space they’re in. Speaking of earthy, we recommend pairing this couch with natural, warm tones, like orange, beige, brown, and rusty-red. Bold jewel tones, like emerald or navy, are also a good bet and will only boost the elegance of that striking yellow-gold.