This Is the Most Popular Living Room Color of 2023, Per a New Report

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Published on May 10, 2023

If it wasn’t already obvious, we love a color trend moment. From seasonal palettes to annual color of the year predictions, we’re always on the look out for the next up-and-coming hue in interior design.

Which brings us to the latest news in home color trends, courtesy of furniture company Living Spaces. The retailer analyzed Google search trends for the most popular colors in 2023, breaking the data down by state and by room. For living rooms, they found that green was by far the most popular color this year, followed by gray, white, black, brown, blue, and beige.

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A whopping 27 states fell into the “green living room” camp, including “the trendsetter state New York,” reads the report. “As the color of good luck, it’s no wonder that green has been slowly working its way into our hearts.”

Gray and white had five states each, followed by four for black, three for brown, two for blue, and one for beige. “Connected to nature and money, green is an auspicious choice to surround yourself with,” contiues the retailer. “We tend to associate green with growth, health and generosity, and we’ve been seeing the full spectrum of this hue throughout homes.”

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Despite our declarative love of French blue this year, we’re 100% on board with the green living room trend, too. From olive and sage to forest, emerald, and soft gray-green, this earthy color is incredibly palatable and functions as a neutral to a certain degree.

If you’re merely dipping your toe into the green living room look, consider olive throw pillows and blankets, faux and fresh greenery, and green accent seating. Otherwise, go all-in with a green statement sofa or a little green on the walls (paint color ideas here).

Keep scrolling for Havenly designer-loved green furniture and decor to bring this trendy hue home this year.

Interior Define Winslow Sofa in Sage

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We absolutely love the Winslow Sofa from Interior Define, especially in the brand’s pretty Sage Performance Velvet. Add a splash of green to the center of your living space with this statement sofa, and pepper in complementary cream, tan, and brown.

Havenly Print Co. Floral Leaves Wallpaper

Best living room colors | Green home decor

If you’re on board with the wallpaper trend, consider this pretty painterly floral print with hints of sage and olive green from our very own print shop!

Lulu & Georgia Checker Velvet Throw Pillow

Best living room colors | Green home decor

Designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel, this throw pillow boasts a subtle check pattern that’s just as on-trend as the beautiful shade of olive green.

Expanse Art Print By Aileen Fitzgerald

Best living room colors | Green home decor

Looking to add green as more of an accent color? Consider this dreamy landscape art print in shades of sage, olive, yellow, and forest green. It’s simple and stunning.

The Inside Deco Ottoman

Best living room colors | Green home decor

We love the subtle traditional details on The Inside’s Deco Ottoman, and we especially love in upholstered in the brand’s Vert Velvet fabric.

Pottery Barn Faux Shady Lady Tree

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This one’s for the diehard, color-averse minimalists out there. If you’re not on board with straying from your tonal white color palette, consider adding green in the form of real or faux plants. This Shady Lady tree is so life-like and on-trend.

Four Hands Cortona Rug

Best living room colors | Green home decor

This gorgeous olive green rug is the perfect complement to white upholstered furniture and neutral accents. It lends a subtle traditional feel to a space without going overboard.

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Words by Kelsey Clark