Sofa Style Prediction: This is the New Navy (& You're Going to Love It!)

Sofa Style Prediction: This is the New Navy (& You're Going to Love It!)

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Arlyn Hernandez
Jan 4, 2017

I feel fairly confident in proclaiming that the navy blue sofa has been the furniture darling of the design world for the last year or so. Anyone with eyes trolling Pinterest and decor glossies would certainly agree, but what happens next? As much as I am a full-on supporter of the sapphire sofa movement (one that I regretfully didn't partake in), allow me to introduce you to what I'd like to predict will be the new decor sweetheart...

The emerald (or hunter) green sofa.

While I don't necessarily think navy is going to be completely phased out anytime soon (or ever), the infiltration of the hue will surely make decor lovers grow apathetic. Enter the dark green couch. It still packs the same glam jewel-toned punch, but introduces an unexpected earthiness and warmth that blue just can't touch. Perhaps it's an echo to our recent plant obsessions, a craving for natural elements (ideal for those with black thumbs like me!).

Though certainly a more brazen choice than navy (which essentially goes with just about any other color), green is a very deliberate decor choice for furniture. That doesn't mean, however, that it's hard to coordinate. Emerald green pairs just as beautifully with simple neutrals (it looks particularly luscious with black, white and gold) as it does cheery yellows and pretty pinks.

The deep viridescent shade is one we're excited to see blossom in interiors this year and to usher in the trend, I present to you an eye-catching array of rooms with this ahead-of-the-curve furnishing.

Article's Sven sofa in Grass Green looks like a lovely heirloom in The House That Lars Built's living room.

(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)

This bedroom, designed by AphroChic a few year's back for a show home in Los Angeles' Helms Bakery District, breaks through the warm pink-and-orange palette with a verdant velvet loveseat.

(Image credit: Oh Joy)

Joy Cho of Oh Joy! brought some playfulness to Room&Board's Murphy sofa with a menagerie of mix-and-match pillows.

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Black and white is the perfect backdrop to let an emerald sofa shine, as seen in the bachelor pad above designed by Nicole Cohen of Sketch42.

This cooler shade of hunter green is the perfect happy medium between navy and emerald. Cristina Cleveland of Camille Styles shows you how to get this living room look at home.

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Heather gray (like the knit pouf and pillows in the room above spotted on Icons Corner) tempers the boldness of an emerald sofa.

(Image credit: My Domaine)

The emerald green velvet sofa in the office of style blogger Cara Loren (as seen on My Domaine) mixed with vintage-looking textiles and other clean-lined furnishings is my favorite way to get a boho-meets-mid-century vibe.

(Image credit: Alice Lane Home)

Designer Alice Lane jumped on the opportunity to help a client remodel their historic Salt Lake City condo. The emerald sofa is the crown jewel of the room.

(Image credit: Cup of Jo)

Ever since I laid eyes on Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day!'s home on Cup of Jo, visions of emerald green sofas (and vintage Morroccan rugs) have danced in my head.

(Image credit: Domino)

A zestier shade of green graces yet another gorgeous velvet sofa, this time in a glorious Brooklyn brownstone featured on Domino.

(Image credit: Suburban Bees)

A mostly neutral palette of brown, white and cream is perfectly punctuated with facing hunter green seating. (Image via Suburban Bees)

(Image credit: Lilly Bunn)

And finally, designer Lilly Bunn employs a rich jade sofa in this eclectic living room.

If you're on the hunt for a green sofa, don't miss this round up of 15 of our favorites.

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