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Review of the La-Z-Boy Colby Duo® Furniture Family: Chair, Loveseat, Sofa & Sectional

August 24, 2022

Review of the La-Z-Boy Colby Duo® Furniture Family: Chair, Loveseat, Sofa & Sectional

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When it comes to furniture, you might feel that the furniture you shop for fits one style. One furniture item might feel too modern, or another could feel too traditional. 

Wouldn’t it be great if furniture could appear both modern and traditional without feeling more like one or the other? 

Well, thanks to transitional and contemporary furniture styles, you can easily find a furniture item that blends with varying styles of home design.

The Colby furniture family at La-Z-Boy is a great example of transitional furniture in both its functionality and appearance.  Elaina Sollychin, a design consultant at La-Z-Boy Hunt Club, says, “the Colby is part of the Duo® Collection, meaning it can recline with the appearance of stationary furniture.”

With such an intuitive display for furniture, you might be wondering, is this the right furniture family for you?

This article will be talking in detail about the Colby Duo® Furniture Family, explaining its unique features, options & upgrades, cost, and customer reviews.


In This Article…

  1. Colby Furniture Family (Available Frame Options)
  2. Unique Features
  3. Sizes & Dimensions
  4. Options & Upgrades
  5. Cost
  6. Warranty
  7. Customer Reviews
  8. Is the Colby Furniture Family Right For You?

Colby Furniture Family (Available Frame Options)

The Colby Duo® furniture family is available in 4 different furniture options, which are all mentioned below.

Colby Duo®Reclining Chair

Colby Reclining Chair

The Colby Duo® Reclining Chair delivers just the right amount of individualized comfort. Elaina says the deep seats are “extremely comfortable on the Colby Chair.”

Colby Duo® Reclining Loveseat

Colby Reclining LoveseatInstead of having a comfortable one seat like the Colby Chair, the Colby Duo® Reclining Loveseat allows you to share an extra seat. With this, you can either sit next to that special someone, a friend, or a family member.

If you want to learn more about the Colby Duo® Reclining Loveseat, take a look at this article.

Colby Duo® Reclining Sofa

Colby Reclining SofaIf you’re looking for a more family-friendly seating arrangement, the Colby Duo® Reclining Sofa sets the tone for guests or a family movie night. 

Colby Duo® Sectional

Colby SectionalLastly, the Colby Duo® Sectional is a comfortably casual furniture item, making it ideal for entertaining guests or relaxing on your own. 

Colby’s sectional has an array of modules to choose from, which lets you customize the perfect configuration for any size room.


Unique Features

The Colby Duo® furniture family comes with many different unique features.

As mentioned, the Colby is part of our award-winning Duo® furniture series. The Duo® collection is a series of furniture offered at La-Z-Boy that appears stationary but features the ability to recline.

This is not to be confused with High-Leg Recliners, which are not part of the Duo® Collection.

Duo® features the Colby furniture family, as well as the Bennett and the Edie furniture families. To learn more about the Duo® Furniture Collection, take a look at this article.

Colby features graceful rolled arms, decorative wood legs, padded outer arms, and a padded outer back. Colby’s versatile frame can be dressed up for a formal setting or dressed more casually for a family room.

All of Colby’s furniture products, excluding some of the modular seating options from the Sectional, are built with power recliners, meaning you can easily recline with just the push of a button. 

The Colby Chair has a 2-button side-mounted control panel that can recline your seat, whereas the loveseat and the sofa have two control panels on each side. 

A built-in controller on the outside arm lets you recline and raise the leg rest easily, while a built-in USB port charges your devices. 


Size & Dimensions

Elaina says that Colby’s size is “not that big,” and that “it can fit comfortably in a room that has a smaller space.” If you want to learn more about Small Space Recliners, take a look at this article.

Ultimately, to ensure that the Colby can fit in your space, be sure to Measure Your Room.

Elaina also mentions that Colby’s cushions are deep seating cushions, meaning you can sink into the seat without worrying about feeling uncomfortable for a long or short sit.

Given that the seats are deeper, the Colby seats those with a taller scale most comfortably,  preferably those between the heights of 5’10” - 6’2”.

Although it seats those with a taller scale more comfortably, Elaina says she has seen those with a shorter scale seat just as comfortably as well. 

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.

Below is a breakdown of Colby’s furniture frame size & dimensions.

Colby Chair Dimensions (Inches)

Chair Weight: 112 lbs.

Body Depth: 39.5”

Body Height: 41”

Body Width: 39”

Seat Depth: 21”

Seat Height: 21.5”

Seat Width: 22”


Colby Loveseat (Inches)

Loveseat Weight: 182 lbs.

Body Depth: 39.5”

Body Height: 41”

Body Width: 61”

Seat Depth: 21”

Seat Height: 21.5”

Seat Width: 45”

Colby Sofa Dimensions (Inches)

Sofa Weight: 218 lbs.

Body Depth: 39.5”

Body Height: 41”

Body Width: 83”

Seat Depth: 21”

Seat Height: 21.5”

Seat Width: 67”


Colby Sectional Dimensions (Inches)

Colby Left & Right Arm Sitting Loveseat (Weight: 143 lbs.)

Body Depth: 39”

Body Height: 41”

Body Width: 54”

Seat Depth: 21.5”

Seat Height: 20”

Seat Width: 46”

Colby Left & Right Arm Sitting Chaise (Weight: 152 lbs.)

Body Depth: 64”

Body Height: 43”

Body Width: 39”

Seat Depth: 44”

Seat Height: 22”

Seat Width: 30”

Colby Armless Chair (Weight: 53 lbs.)

Body Depth: 39”

Body Height: 41”

Body Width: 25”

Seat Depth: 21”

Seat Height: 21.5”

Seat Width: 25”

Colby Corner (Weight: 76 lbs.)

Body Depth: 39.5”

Body Height: 42”

Body Width: 39.5”

Seat Depth: 20.5”

Seat Height: 21.5”

Seat Width: N/A

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Options & Upgrades

The Colby Duo® furniture family has many different options and customizations to choose from.

Please note that by choosing some of these options & upgrades, the price of your furniture is subject to increase.

Fabric & Leather Options

La-Z-Boy has over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from, making the experience of personalizing your furniture seemingly endless.

Elaina reveals that the Colby comes in 3 different select fabric options. Select fabrics are chosen to compliment Colby’s specific furniture frame. In turn, these fabric options do not increase the base price of your Colby. 

You will be subjected to an additional fee if you choose to purchase any fabric that is not included as a select cover.

Elaina also says that you can also choose leather covers for your Colby. However, there are no select leathers to choose from for this furniture frame. “You can only choose specialty leathers from our leather selection,” she says. 

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 Fabric

Innovative iClean Technology surrounds each fabric fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before turning into stains.

Pet-Friendly Fabric

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

Antimicrobial Fabric

Antimicrobial properties surround each fibre to protect against mould, mildew, and odour-causing bacteria.


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


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.

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Cushion Upgrade

At an additional cost, Colby’s 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 .

Sectional Furniture Options & Configurations

Colby’s sectional consists of 7 module pieces that can be used to design a unique configuration that suits your comfort preferences and space. 

With these available module pieces, your Colby sectional can be made as big or as small as you wish.

End piece includes a left or right-ended, chaise with storage or loveseat. You can also place a corner section to create the famous L-shape for which sectionals are known. Armless stationary chairs are also available to add to your sectional. 

There are 4 different basic sectional configurations below to show what your sectional can look like. You can also choose to go with your own unique design if you don’t prefer any of these choices.

As you select your sectional configuration, take a look at our article on How to Arrange a Sectional Sofa: Top Considerations

Sectional Configurations


Pillow Options

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.

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 Leg Finish Options

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

  • Mahogany (Base Price)Wood Leg Finish
  • Coffee (Additional Cost)
  • Graphite (Additional Cost)




In terms of cost, Elaina notes that the Colby furniture products fall within the mid-high price range at La-Z-Boy. She does, however, note that because the furniture frame only comes in power, the cost might be a little bit higher than what people are expecting

While the cost of the Colby furniture is considered mostly standard at La-Z-Boy, it is also important to note that La-Z-Boy furniture is considered more expensive in the market. This cost is reflected in the quality of materials and craftsmanship of our products. 

Colby Reclining Chair

Colby Reclining Loveseat

Colby Reclining Sofa

Colby Sectional

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Ultimately, the cost of the Colby Sectional is dependent on how many furniture pieces are arranged together. Keep in mind that the price for the Colby sectional can go well over $10,000 depending on how many pieces and additional options & upgrades are in your sectional configuration.

*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on May 30th, 2023. Please visit and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most 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 furniture family is enjoyed by many La-Z-Boy customers. This table shows how our customers have rated each piece of furniture out of five. 

Colby Duo® Chair


Colby Duo® Loveseat


Colby Duo® Sofa


Colby Duo® Sectional


Star reviews can only tell you so much. Here is what some customers are honestly saying about the Colby Duo® furniture family…

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Is the Colby Furniture Family Right For You?

Now that you know everything you need to know about the Colby Duo® furniture family, the question still remains if this furniture family is right for you. To help answer this question, we are going to have to take a look at your budget, functionality, and style.

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Firstly, speaking of cost, we have already mentioned that the price of the Colby is a little bit more expensive than regular furniture frames at La-Z-Boy because it only comes in power.

Power reclining furniture items will always be more expensive than manual reclining furniture.  If you want to read more about the comparison of Manual vs. Power Recliners, take a look at this article. 

Ultimately, purchasing furniture at La-Z-Boy will always be an investment if you’re looking for long-lasting furniture. If you’re looking for furniture like this, the Colby might be the right furniture for you if you like the style.

In contrast, if you are looking for more basic and temporary furniture pieces on a budget, the Colby might not be right for you.

In terms of functionality, the Colby is ideal for those looking for reclining furniture, as previously mentioned. If you are looking for stationary furniture items, you might prefer the Paxton Furniture Family.

Speaking of the style, Colby’s look is very transitional. If you're looking for a furniture item that isn’t too modern or too traditional, this furniture family is right for you.

If you’re looking for a more traditional furniture family, you might be more interested in the Kennedy Furniture Family, which also features sleeper sofas in its selection.

If you’re looking for a more modern furniture family, Elaina says you might enjoy another selection from the Duo® collection, called the Edie.

Compared to the Edie, Elaina says that the height of the seats are shorter, meaning if people find the Colby too tall, they can look at the Edie instead.

What's Next?

After reading this article, you have now gained more knowledge about the Colby Duo® furniture family at La-Z-Boy.

There’s no doubt that the Colby Duo® furniture is very versatile in appearance and features. With that being said, why not come meet this furniture family in person today?

La-Z-Boy has a wide selection of furniture to choose from. You can start shopping by visiting one of our local showrooms located in Ottawa or Kingston. You can also schedule a visit online before coming in.

Our design consultants are always eager to lend a helping hand. Take advantage of our interior design services to see how the Colby furniture could fit in your home design. 

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