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Welcome to The Deep Dive, in which we search high and low for the best of the best products for every corner of your home, from modern chandeliers to vintage rugs. Next up: colorful sofas.

Sofas, for the most part, tend to fall under the “investment piece” category. Naturally, we opt to play it safe, avoiding eye-catching colors and patterns or jumping on a trend with a fleeting shelf life. Instead, we go for the timeless, the reliable…the expected. We’re here to encourage you to change that. A bright sofa negates the need for loading up on a slew of decorative accents; make one purchase and you’re pretty much set.

Now we’re not suggesting you splurge on something entirely impractical or so far-out that it sticks out like a sore thumb. Consider a couch that’s understated in every way but the upholstery; a simple silhouette and streamlined legs will balance the vibrancy. Not sure where to start? We compiled a list of 20 showstopping options that might just inspire you to take the leap.


Intimidating in theory, this saturated hue is totally doable in canvas or velvet.


Think of these options as the next step up from your standard neutral couch.


No mellow yellows here. From spicy mustard to a gold tint, these pieces are equal parts cool and elegant.


This hue looks best when paired with velvet. Consider it sage advice (pun intended).


Versatile, soothing, and utterly dreamy, blues bring on the calm with effortless ease.

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