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Dark Green Sofas Are Trending, According to Living Room Wishlists

  Dark green sofas for the living room are the ‘it’ trend. See just how popular they are — we’re letting you in on our “likes” data — and how to implement the craze into your space.
According to Living Spaces 2024 Likes data, the Allie Jade Midnight Sofa is the third most-favorited sofa of the season. What’s more, dark green is the only “color” in the top 11 — blue comes at #12.

What’s to account for this bold color, sandwiched between a sea of neutrals? Our interior designer contributor Jessica Harris says it’s all about nature. “I’m noticing dark forest green, in particular. It’s a popular shade for 2024, in line with biophilic themes. Anything that resonates greenery, life, health-conscious living, that’s what people are using to decorate their spaces.”
“It makes sense that the second most popular color for living rooms is blue. Blue and green are both vital shades of nature. More and more people are awakening to the fact that these colors can brighten mood in a space, too.”

Bringing the Dark Green Sofa Living Room Trend Into Your Space

  To effectively highlight green’s sense of nature, you’ll want to pair it with calm neutrals. Here are a few ways Jessica likes to style dark green sofas for the living room — with some easy design tips for color coordinating.  

Dark Green Sofa + Gold Table

This is an elegant combination, maybe too elegant. To keep it more casual, the designer says she “loves the fun bird wallpaper, which also hearkens back to nature and the dark green motifs.”  

Dark Green Sofa + Yellow Pillow

“This totally lightens and brightens, and makes the perfect pop of contrast in a larger living space.”

Forest Green Sofa With Wood Furniture

Wood coffee table and wood end table create a bookended woodsy look. It’s the obvious choice for those who want to focus on biophilic concepts. Jessica elaborates on the natural aesthetic that wood brings: “it’s calming and grounding.”

What color goes with a dark green sofa in the living room?

Choosing the right colors to complement a dark green sofa can create a harmonious and visually appealing living space. Here are some suggestions:
  1. Neutral Tones
    • Beige or Cream: These colors create a soft, warm contrast with dark green and help to brighten the room.
    • Gray: A light gray can add a modern touch and balance the boldness of dark green.
  2. Earthy Hues
    • Brown: Shades of brown, such as chocolate or taupe, can enhance the natural feel of a dark green sofa.
    • Terracotta: This earthy, reddish-brown color brings warmth and richness to the space.
  3. Bold Accents
    • Mustard Yellow: This color adds a vibrant pop and complements the green without overpowering it.
    • Navy Blue: Pairing dark green with navy creates a sophisticated and cohesive look.
  4. Cool Tones
    • Light Blue: Soft blue shades can create a refreshing and calming atmosphere.
    • Lavender: This subtle hue adds a touch of elegance and softness to the room.
  5. Metallics
    • Gold or Brass: These metallic accents can add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your living space.

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