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Review of the La-Z-Boy Colby duo® Reclining Loveseat

January 1, 2021

Review of the La-Z-Boy Colby duo® Reclining Loveseat

A loveseat is a charming and compact piece of furniture that is designed for two people to sit comfortably together. It provides a cozy and intimate seating option for various spaces, from living rooms to bedrooms. 


What if your loveseat also had the ability to raise the footrest with a power feature? That's where the Colby duo® comes into play! 


The Colby loveseat is one of the top 5 best selling loveseats at La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston.


Racha Pharaon has been a design consultant at the Nepean La-Z-Boy location for 15 months. During this time, she’s noticed a lot of client interest in our Colby duo® furniture, particularly the loveseat. 


She says people love the classic elegant look with an added hidden gem, the power footrest feature.  And, she states that “it’s the most comfortable of all of the Duo’s furniture collection. The ideal firmness of the seat means no need to add an upgraded cushion!”


Read on for a detailed and comprehensive review of the Colby loveseat. 

Unique Features


Part of our award-winning duo® series, the Colby duo® power loveseat features graceful rolled arms, decorative wood legs, padded outer arms, and a padded outer back. A duo® favourite, it has the unexpected power footrest so you can kick your fit up and relax. 


Colby’s versatile frame can be dressed up for a formal setting or dressed more casually for a family room.


Dual controllers on the outside arms let you recline and raise the leg rests with ease, while built-in USB ports charge your devices. Patented ComfortCore® seat cushions provide optimum support for reading, relaxing, or watching TV. 


The Colby duo® is also available as a chair, sofa and sectional. To learn more about this furniture family, read this article. 

Size & Dimensions


The Colby loveseat is compact in size, making it a perfect fit for smaller spaces without sacrificing comfort or style.


Ultimately, to ensure that the Colby can fit in your space, be sure to measure your room.


Colby's deep seating cushions allow for a comfortable and sink-in experience, ensuring you can sit for extended periods without any discomfort. It is best suitable for individuals between the heights of 5'10" - 6'2", however, it also provides equal comfort to those with shorter stature.


While your height can be a considerable factor, it is important to note that height guidelines are NOT set in stone. The way you sit in a furniture item can drastically affect how someone might find a seat comfortable.


We recommend always coming in for a sit test to see if the Colby is comfortable for your body type. To learn more, take a look at How to Find a Recliner That is The Best Fit For You.


Loveseat Dimensions (Inches)


Loveseat Weight: 182 lbs

Body Depth: 39.5 in.

Body Height: 41 in.

Body Width: 61 in.

Seat Depth: 21 in.

Seat Height: 21 in.

Seat Width: 45 in.


Options & Upgrades


At La-Z-Boy, everything is customizable, including the Colby reclining loveseat. You can make customizations to the fabric, seat cushions, wood finish, & pillows to make the loveseat uniquely yours. 

Review of the La-Z-Boy Colby duo® Reclining Loveseat

Fabric Options


With over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from, customers have a wide variety of colours, textures, and patterns to suit every taste and style.


The Colby is offered in 3 select fabrics that are chosen to complement the product's unique look and particular frame. The select fabrics do not increase the base price. 


*Please note that this article's leather or fabric options may be discontinued or unavailable without prior notice. We recommend contacting your local Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store by phone or in-person to confirm availability. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by any changes to our upholstery selection.


In addition to the cover options mentioned above, the Colby is offered in specialty fabrics that offer unique features and benefits…

Stain Resistant Covers


Innovative iClean technology surrounds each fabric fiber, creating a barrier that repels spills before they turn into stains.


Pet Friendly


Tested and formulated to withstand the scratches and wear that a pet can cause, to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric. 


Antimicrobial Covers


Antimicrobial properties surround each fiber to protect against mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria. 




Superior stain and fade resistance properties make these fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.


Eco Friendly


Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable, and made from recycled water bottles.


Energy Restoration

Restore by Nanobionic® features a mineral-based fabric coating that transforms natural body heat into energy using infrared technology.


Cushion Upgrade


At an additional cost, Colby cushions can also be upgraded to include firmer cushioning, meaning over time, your furniture will remember your unique figure and enhance the comfort of your furniture.


This could be a great option for people with mobility issues, allowing you to get in and out of your furniture more comfortably.


For more information view our Motion Furniture Collection catalogue and our in-depth Review of La-Z-Boy’s Chair and Sofa Seat Cushions.

Contrasting Welt Trim


Customers have the option to choose a contrasting welt trim to accentuate the design of the furniture. Furthermore, patterned welt trim options are available, which can enhance the aesthetics of the furniture frame.


Wood Finish


Colby’s wood leg finish can also be customized. Any Colby furniture item comes in one of three finish options:


  • Brown Mahogany (Base Price)
  • Coffee (Additional Cost)
  • Graphite (Additional Cost)



Colby comes with pillows, which means you can customize those as well. You can accessorize your pillows by adding an accent colour to them, as well as contrasting welt, cording or fringe.


If you want to get specific, you can also request feather padding for your pillows instead of the usual foam padding.

La-Z-Boy Decorative Accent Pillows Collage

Colby loveseat falls within the mid-high price range at La-Z-Boy.


The starting cost of the loveseat is $3,899.


Many variables make up the cost of a loveseat. The Colby is one of the more expensive options sold in the market and industry. It’s more costly than other loveseats because there is no manual option; it only comes in power.


The Colby loveseat’s higher price bracket can also be attributed to the higher quality of materials used in this loveseat’s construction. 


Please note that La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change without notice. Information is current as of May 31, 2023. Contact your local Ottawa or Kingston location by phone or in person for up-to-date pricing.


The Colby is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. This warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort. For full details of the Limited Lifetime Warranty, check out this full La-Z-Boy warranty breakdown.


While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushion, are not meant to last a lifetime. However, these parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given period of time.

To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost. To learn more about the Extended Warranty Plan and if it’s right for you, take a look at this article.


Customer Reviews



The Colby Duo reclining loveseat has five stars out of 5 stars in North America. When it comes to comfort, quality, and design, the Colby loveseat has only received 5-star reviews.

Star - Review

“REALLY comfortable and good looking couch and love seat. These replaced the old leather ones. The size is great for my short wife. And the electric foot rest plus the cell phone charging outlet is very nice indeed. The hard working delivery guys had great attitudes and did a top notch job…just like the folks who built this fine furniture for us.” [sic] Mike P.

Star - Review

“My leather Colby Duo Reclining Loveseat is gorgeous (perfect color), comfortable (my feet touch the floor) and was delivered by four gentleman who took such good care of my walls carrying it up two flights of stairs. They wore masks and three of them left the house quickly after placing it upstairs while I completed looking it over and signing for its delivery.

Back in the 90’s I had purchased a La-Z-Boy sectional which was reasonably priced, great wearing material, comfortable, and of great quality. So when I wanted to buy a duo reclining loveseat, I only shopped at La-Z-Boy. The 12 months with no interest payment plan offered was a plus, also.”[sic} Cathy B.

Star - Review

“It’s great, comfortable, and our kids climb all over it. It’s become a nice little nook for us to unwind.” [sic] Neil T.


Racha had a customer who came into her store with her husband, and they tried all of our furniture.  They ended up buying two Colby reclining loveseats and a sofa in leather for their livingroom and office. It was a sizable investment, but it was worth it to have both the comfort and the style to them.


Is The Colby duo® Reclining Loveseat Right For You?


The Colby is the only reclining loveseat that has the classic stationary and timeless look. 


It meets most of our La-Z-Boy clientele’s tastes and preferences. 


Racha’s clients love the Colby’s classic elegant look; it’s not puffy like some other reclining loveseats. It’s stylish, it reclines, and it’s perfect for both short and tall people. 


She says, “the Colby is the most comfortable of all of the duo’s collection and the perfect firmness of the seat (no need to add any upgrade)”.


She says some clients mention that they don’t like the rounded arms or the slow-motion when reclining.


It is also one of our most expensive reclining loveseats and may not be suitable for someone looking for a more economical choice.

What's Next?


If you are interested in the Colby duo® reclining loveseat, why not start shopping today? 


In addition to the Colby, we have a wide variety of loveseats to choose from in our local Ottawa and Kingston La-Z-Boy showrooms. We offer a loveseat for every style and comfort preference!


Visit us in-store or schedule a visit online


If you’re still unsure whether you’d prefer a sofa or loveseat, check out Loveseat vs. Sofa: Size, cost, function and how to choose?



Related Links


Review of the La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture Collection

Top five La-Z-Boy Loveseats

How much does a La-Z-Boy Living Room Cost?


*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change.  Please visit and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing. 


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