Cool Down Your Design With Blue Velvet Furniture

Take cues from these designs on how to add a touch of regal sophistication to any space with blue velvet furniture.

If you’re a person who tends to shop for neutral, versatile pieces like me, seeing the words “blue” and “velvet” before "couch" may make you automatically write it off as too bold for your style. Think again.

The editors at HGTV have seen the trend of blue velvet furniture everywhere in the design world recently – and for good reason.

Eclectic living room

Eclectic Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa

Clean white walls and a vaulted ceiling give this living room a spacious and airy look. On either side of the fireplace, two woven chairs with faux-fur throws become stylish seats for guests. The real star of the space, though, is the blue velvet sofa, which ties the eclectic design together.

Photo by: JWT Associates

JWT Associates

Blue velvet furniture is reminiscent of so many beautiful things – serene mountain landscapes, the deep blue sea and Kate Middleton's royal sapphire ring, just to name a few. The color blue is welcoming and calming, and it pairs well with pretty much any other color you can name – black, white, gray, orange, pink, green, yellow, tan and more. It goes with so many colors that it might as well be called a neutral. Blues also pop well against wood materials and metallic finishes. Combine the versatility of this color with the sumptuous quality of velvet, which quickly gives any space a touch of regal sophistication, and you have a pretty irresistible piece of furniture.

In spaces of different styles and velvet furniture of varying hues, check out rooms that do this design trend justice.

White Eclectic Living Room With Blue Sofa & Armchair

Navy and White Living Room With Tufted Sofa

This eclectic living room pairs together traditional furniture, like the navy tufted velvet sofa, with fresh, modern touches. White and yellow throw pillows add flair, while a vintage gold frame showcases the letter "D" for the homeowner's last name. A small white desk sits to the right of the sofa, offering a cozy home office space.

Photo by: Christy Dunbar

Christy Dunbar

Vibrant Contemporary Living Room with Blue Sofa and Mismatched Chairs

Vibrant Contemporary Living Room

This cool contemporary living room is perfect for lounging around, relaxing or even entertaining guests. The vibrant colors give it a lively feel no matter the occasion.

Photo by: Sarah Stacey

Sarah Stacey

Neutral Midcentury Living Area With Dark Blue Velvet Sofa

Navy Blue Velvet Sofa & Minimalist Art

Brian Paquette Interiors

Photo by: Belathee Photography

Belathee Photography

Brian Paquette Interiors
White Coffee Table and Blue Sofa in Eclectic Living Room

Eclectic Living Room With Blue Sofa

A bright blue sofa is the centerpiece of this eclectic living room. It is adorned with round white throw pillows. A white round coffee table is topped with fresh flowers.

Photo by: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Caitlin McCarthy Design

White Eclectic Living Room

White Eclectic Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa

Bright white walls lighten this living room and serve as the perfect foil for the eclectic mix of furnishings. The designer has chosen a compelling blend of textures for the space: blue velvet sofa, baskets, metal coffee table and a woven rug.

Photo by: Jessica Comingore

Jessica Comingore

Navy Blue and Neutral Living Room with Mirror Collage

Eclectic Navy Blue Living Room with Mirror Collage

Designer SuzAnn Kletzien's client requested a starburst mirror in the design plan, so Kletzien positioned a starburst mirror collage on a navy accent wall in the living room. She also reupholstered an egg chair in a deep blue velvet fabric and had a custom ottoman built with a removable tray in the center for drinks and snacks.

Photo by: SuzAnn Kletzien

SuzAnn Kletzien

Gorgeous Modern Living Room with Window-Lined Walls

Stunning White Living Room with Panoramic Views

Kimberlee Marie Interior Design

Photo by: John Granen Photography

John Granen Photography

Kimberlee Marie Interior Design

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Did those rooms convince you to give blue velvet a try? If not, dive into even more examples of refreshing blue furniture pieces to see how colors like teal, aqua and cerulean work in rooms of every style.

Multicolored Eclectic Living Room

Multicolored Eclectic Living Room With Arc Light

An arc light swoops up and over the blue velvet sectional in this eclectic living room, punctuated by a pink leather pouf.

Photo by: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Caitlin McCarthy Design



Todd Richesin Interiors

Todd Richesin Interiors
Eclectic Loft Living Room With Shag Rug and Blue Sofa

Eclectic Downtown Loft Living Room

This space was created to feel welcoming, luxurious and ready for entertaining. The different eclectic elements tell a story of the owner of the space while blending together for a curated, lived-in look.

Photo by: Lauri Howell ©Scripps Networks

Lauri Howell, Scripps Networks

Open Concept Modern Living Room

Modern Sunken Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa

An elegant black and gold railing separates this sunken living room from the dining room area above. The clean, crisp lines of the space are juxtaposed with the sumptuous fabrics of the sofa and ottomans.

Photo by: Ann Lowengart

Ann Lowengart

White Great Room and Transitional Kitchen With Blue Cabinets

White Great Room Opens Up to Transitional Kitchen

Blue furnishings were chosen for this stylish great room to seamlessly match the color palette in the kitchen. White walls serve as a crisp backdrop for the blue furnishings, including a gorgeous blue velvet sofa.

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Eric Perry, 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Gray Modern Breakfast Room

Gray, Modern Breakfast Room with Oval Table

Bold draperies and a peacock blue sofa create an eye-catching vignette in this modern breakfast nook. A tufted velvet settee has a curved design that hugs the oval dining table, and three klismos chairs on the opposite side continue that custom fit without blocking the view. A collection of similarly framed prints adds interest on the walls.

Photo by: Raul Garcia

Raul Garcia

Traditional Master Bedroom With Velvet-Upholstered Bench

Luxurious, Traditional Master Bedroom with Velvet Bench

A bed adorned with luxe linens, velvet-covered bench and soft color palette set a tone for relaxation in this elegant master bedroom.

Photo by: Dustin Peck ©Photography provided by Dustin Peck

Dustin Peck, Photography provided by Dustin Peck

Art Deco Bedroom with Navy Blue Velvet Daybed

Art Deco Bedroom with Navy Blue Velvet Daybed

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn
Gray Transitional Living Room

Gray, Transitional Living Room with Glamorous Vibe

The living room of this traditional home is filled with glam, modern touches that offer a nice juxtaposition to the classic architecture. A sleek fireplace incorporates built-in storage, and reflective surfaces throughout bounce light, adding to the home's open and airy feel.

From: Mosaik Design & Remodeling

Photo by: Lincoln Barbour

Lincoln Barbour

Blue Armchair

Blue Armchair and Colorful Art

This cozy corner of the living room shows off another example of navy blue and gray being a springboard for more vibrant colors.

Photo by: Heather Hawkins

Heather Hawkins

White Living Room With Blue Tufted Velvet Chairs

White Living Room With Blue Tufted Velvet Chairs

Upholstery studio Chairloom transformed a family of five's vintage pieces into a custom living room set. Upholstered navy velvet chairs are complemented by the matching pillows on the white sofa and gray and white velvet chair. A tribal pattern rug centers the living room, while funky accessories like the chevron vase create an eclectic feel.

Photo by: Leon Shipp Belt

Leon Shipp Belt

Neutral Eclectic Nursery With Green, Yellow & Navy Accents

Gorgeous Eclectic Boy's Nursery With Bold Graphic Designs

J & J Design Group

Photo by: John Woodcock Photography

John Woodcock Photography

J & J Design Group
Small Gray Living Space With Navy Blue Sofa and Colorful Pillows

Navy Velvet Sofa in Charming Gray Living Room

Anna Williams

Anna Williams
Traditional Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom: Four-Poster Bed

In the master bedroom, a four-poster bed, nightstands and blue velvet chairs provide the more formal, traditional look. The room is very textural with a little modern touch.

Photo by: LGB Interiors

LGB Interiors

Neutral Transitional Sitting Room With White Fireplace and Blue Chairs

Sitting Room With Neutral Palette and Deep Blue Accents

Four blue velvet armchairs add rich color to the light, neutral tones in this transitional sitting room. A long wood coffee table brings an earthy detail to the space, while a lighthouse painting adds a pop of color and coastal flair. The white fireplace surround is a classy, traditional design, and the black shelves pop against the bright surroundings.

Photo by: Rebecca Pogonitz

Rebecca Pogonitz

Coastal Family Room With Blue Furniture and Crown Molding

Coastal-Inspired Yellow Living Room is Classic, Elegant

A classic blue-and-white palette, combined with seaside motifs, gives this living room a hint of coastal flair. Muted yellow walls create a twist on the age-old pairing of blue and yellow rooting this space in traditional design.

Photo by: Terri Pakravan

Terri Pakravan

Transitional White Living Room With Navy Sofa, Peach Armchairs

Living Room Redo: Timeless Elegance With a Modern Twist

Designer Amy Elbaum cleverly designed this living room with a slight nod to modern living in the accents she selected and placed within the traditional space. The artwork, lighting and overall look of the room evoke an updated yet timeless feel of sophistication. Especially lovely is the color scheme, which allows dark blue and soft color to play against white walls in a harmonious flow of hues.

Photo by: Francis Dzikowski

Francis Dzikowski

Eclectic Living Room With Blue Velvet Sofa and Arched French Doors

Living Room With a Velvet Sofa and Copper Tin Ceiling

This eclectic living room evokes glamour with a mix of styles, shapes, colors and tones. The custom blue, velvet sofa is the focal point and balances the room with an elegant chandelier highlighting the copper tin ceiling.

Photo by: Kathryn MacDonald © Photography by Kathryn MacDonald

Kathryn MacDonald, Photography by Kathryn MacDonald

Modern Sitting Area With Blue Velvet Chairs

Modern Sitting Area With Blue Velvet Chairs

Blue chairs complement the gorgeous view of blue skies in this modern sitting room. Open bookshelves with blue-painted backing make normal decor stand out and accent the space.

Photo by: Shirry Dolgin

Shirry Dolgin

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