'They'll never go out of style!' Our edit of the best blue sofas to help you create a relaxed and elevated living room

The 12 best blue sofas range in size and shape but they all have a timeless appeal, guaranteed to be a wise buy that will look good in your living room for years

two seater blue sofa
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A good couch can last twenty years or more, so it's a purchase that requires careful consideration. Choosing a color for the upholstery, rather than a neutral can be risky. Yet blue is a stylish and safe bet, a long-lasting interior trend that will never go out of style. 

Most shades of blue are soothing and easy on the eye, while classic tones like navy and marine blue can withstand the vagaries of fashion. 

Among the best couches we've seen are a variety of beautiful blue models spanning classic to contemporary styles, from across the best home decor stores.

Best tufted blue sofas

Best classic blue sofas

Best chunky blue sofas

Best linear blue sofas

Is blue a good color for a sofa?

Choosing a color over a neutral for sofa upholstery could limit future design decisions, if you're prone to drastically different looks. However, as colors go, blue is a good choice. 

Much like green, blue is a color we associate with nature – think big skies and wide oceans. Therefore blue tends to work with many other shades as well as natural materials, such as wood, stone and metals, whether warm-hued like brass or cooler tones, like chrome. 

'Whether blue is a good color for your couch will depend on your design vision, style, and the paint color of the room,' says Madison Adam, Interior Design Services Manager at Article. 

'White walls are essentially a blank canvas for you to choose the color your heart desires. Darker or moody paint is growing in popularity right now. If you have a darker backdrop, you have the flexibility to choose a lighter hue, or create visual dimension with a compelling texture for furniture. 

'If you’re not sure where to start, generally neutral colors are a good choice since they can complement other bright or dark colors in the room well.'

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.