Which carpet goes with a grey sofa?

When it comes to choosing the right carpet, your vast range of options can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. From textured and rugged to deep and luxurious, carpets come in all different shapes and sizes and deciding on a design which matches the overall colour palette of your room can be tricky. How do you know you’ve chosen the right one?!

The beauty of having a grey sofa is that it’s neutral and therefore easier to decorate around, meaning it can usually be teamed with almost any colour carpet. So, if you find yourself wondering what colours go with grey sofas, the answer is… practically all of them.

From neutral browns to galactic glitter carpets, there really are no boundaries when you’re working with a grey sofa. Your choice of carpet will usually rest upon what you’d like the focal point of your chosen room to be.

If you’re keen for your majestic dark grey sofa to be the main point of focus of the room, then you’ll ideally want to keep your carpet understated so it doesn’t steal the limelight; if you’re more interested in having a showstopper of a carpet, your flooring should be a lot brighter than your couch. Here are some of the best colours that go with a grey sofa.

Blend in with a neutral carpet

If you’re keen to keep your living room cosy and understated, we recommend sticking to beige or grey carpets – these neutral shades will complement the already neutral tones of a grey sofa. Plus, if you’re working with a small space, opting for lighter, neutral tones can also make your room appear larger than it is.


Despite fears of a grey overdose, pairing a grey carpet with a grey sofa is often extremely aesthetically pleasing, especially if you opt for different tones of grey. A light grey sofa would go well with a dark grey carpet, adding contrast and a minimalist style, while a charcoal grey sofa goes nicely with light grey flooring (again for the same reasons).

The same goes for beige carpets too – this neutral shade really comes to life when it is paired with a grey sofa. Opt for a subtle beige, which can be teamed with colourful rugs and accessories to break up the neutrality. (Not to mention this colour doesn’t show up stains as visibly as some of its counterparts!). Also patterned carpets could also bring a bit of spice in your everyday routine and light up the mood of the room.

Go bold with a colourful carpet

But if cosy and understated simply isn’t your cup of tea and you’d rather be a head-turner and a source of inspiration to your neighbours, consider adding a splash of colour to your living room with a colourful carpet.

The beauty of a grey sofa is that you don’t have to worry about colour clash since most bold, out-there patterns will go rather well with it. And with designs ranging from polka dots, to stripes and circles, there’s certainly no shortage to choose from.

If you’re interested in investing in a bold carpet, it’s important to be sure of your decision. Unlike sofas, carpets are a lot trickier to remove and replace, so if you need a hand visualising a certain carpet type, use our nifty carpet flooring visualiser tool to get a taste of how it would look – that way you can chop and change your mind however many times you like without spending a penny.

Another option within the spectrum of brightly coloured carpets are glitter carpets – perfect for those who are keen to transform their living rooms from ordinary to out-of-this-world.

What colour rugs go with a grey couch?

Rugs will complement your carpet further (particularly if you’ve opted for neutral-coloured flooring) and since basic grey furniture never goes out of fashion, you can more or less write your own rules when it comes to choosing an appropriate rug.

The rugs which often work best with a grey colour scheme are bright and bold and oriental or vintage style. If you couldn’t quite muster up the courage to install a colourful carpet, this is the perfect opportunity to still add some colour into your living room floors on a slightly smaller (and less permanent) scale.

Oriental-style rugs are intricate and typically feature symmetrical patterns which create a core focal point for any room. Try adding several oriental-style rugs around the room or one large one which covers the bulk of the floor. Alternatively, invest in a vintage-looking rug with geometric shapes (just remember to keep other patterned accessories to a minimum to avoid colour clash!).

We hope we’ve given you plenty of food for thought when it comes to the colours that go with a grey sofa. But if you’re still unsure which carpet would best suit your room, feel free to consult our carpet buying guide – it’s chock full of nifty tips and tricks for everything carpet-related!

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