Just a few years ago, the trend was to pair brown with pastels such as pink and light blue. These days, it's very stylish to use brown with more saturated hues such as orange, red and blue.
In this space, I surrounded a chocolate brown sofa with vibrant hues creating a fun, retro feel.
Tip: If you still prefer pastels, go for an unexpected color such as lilac or coral. Your space will look creative and original.