'So soothing!" The 12 best green sofas make for instantly relaxed - yet elegant- living room decor

The 12 best green sofas are a mix of styles and shapes but they all have a timeless appeal that feels both contemporary and classic

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A beautiful green sofa can create an eye-catching feature in a living room. It's the color we most associate with nature, so green tones are soothing across the spectrum.    

Whether deep forest green, rich emerald or muted olive, these lush tones tend to blend well with natural materials, neutrals and other colors. This makes green a good bet if you want a colorful sofa, as it's less likely to date than some other color choices.

The best couches with green upholstery that we've seen cover a range of different styles. From classic tufting and vintage influences to chunky over-sized shapes and sleek linear profiles, these are our favorite green sofas from the best home decor stores.

Best tufted green sofas

Best linear green sofas

Best chunky green sofas

Best vintage style green sofas

Is green a good sofa color?

Choosing colored upholstery for a sofa will ensure it stands out. So you need to be sure it's a hue that you love. Green tends to have more longevity than other shades, as although it can be bold, it's soothing and calm, echoing nature itself. 

'Fresh, natural and soothing, green is a perfect option when selecting a fabric color for a sofa,' says Scott Richler, founder of international design firm Gabriel Scott. 

'Our go-to color options include forest green, emerald or any darker shade of green that complements warm metal finishes such as brass, bronze or even black steel. Green is such a versatile color and immediately makes any space calming and welcoming.'

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.