Happy Pride Month, everyone! This is a special month for the LGBTQ+ community, and Couch Potatoes wants to show its recognition by talking about our custom options that include all the colors of the rainbow. In addition to our custom couches, let's take a look at the history of the rainbow being used as an LGBT symbol. The colors of the rainbow have been a positive representation of the LGBTQ+ community, but many people seem to forget its origins.
Togetherness is at the core, bringing together people of all races, ages, and gender. Couch Potatoes similarly strives to be a company of inclusivity, and each one of our couches is made by people from all walks of life. So whether you're looking for a custom couch in your favorite colors or just want to learn more about the history of the rainbow flag, read on!
Why Does the LGBTQ+ Community Use the Colors of the Rainbow?
The Rainbow Flag was first flown during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978. The flag was designed by Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco artist who was commissioned by Harvey Milk, an openly gay politician, to create a symbol for the gay community. After its debut in 1978, the Rainbow Flag quickly became a widely recognized symbol of the LGBT community. It has since become an international symbol of LGBT pride. Thaddeus Morgan, History
Harvey Milk Sworn in at City Hall, S.F. First Openly Gay Supervisor Elected in Office. Credit: Photo by Efren Rameriz, Courtesy of MilkFoundation.org
The flag consists of six stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Each color represents a different aspect of LGBT life:
This is Bennett Red. It is 100% polyester making it a durable fabric that won't tear, stretch, or fall apart as easily as cotton or other natural fibers would. It has the appearance of linen, which is a popular textured textile many seek in their homes.
Here it is on our Wallace Untufted Loveseat.
There's nothing more healing than an earth tone, and this bright, rust orange fabric named Superb Hacienda does just that. It's a fine knit velvet that is water-resistant and easy to clean. A simple vacuum over its plush surface, and you can kiss those crumbs away
If yellow represents sunlight, then Elliot Sunflower is the perfect depiction. This fabric's golden hue has a great performance. It has over 100,000 + rubs, which simulates how many times a person gets up and off a sofa.
This is the Lamar Estate Sofa in Elliot Sunflower.
What does the color of this fabric remind you of? For us, it was the skin of a ripe avocado. Introducing Elliot Avocado, a dark green fabric with all the same characteristics as Elliot Sunflower. Green is a color with several meanings, one of which is hope for a better future, which is all the more prevalent in 2022. Colors Explained
Here is the Soco Sofa in Elliot Avocado.
Peyton Navy is a performance fabric that has a stain and moisture repellant finish. There is nothing more harmonious than spills beading up on the surface of your couch and being easily wiped away.
Here is Peyton Navy on our Track Corner Sectional with Left Chaise.
Coming up last on the traditional pride flag is purple. Bella Aubergine, is as deep and rich as your spirit. Bella Aubergine is made with 100% pure micro denier polyester fiber, which makes it durable and easy to clean. If you have a high-traffic home filled with the comings and goings of friends, family, or four-legged creatures, the Bella fabric collection is a great option.
Here is Bella Aubergine on the Ladybird RAF Standalone Chaise.
All the Colors of the Rainbow
Today, the Rainbow Flag is flown all over the world to show support for LGBTQ+ rights. Here at Couch Potatoes, we're proud to offer custom furniture in all the colors of the rainbow. So whether you're looking for a couch that celebrates your pride or simply want to add a pop of color to your living room, we've got you covered.
Visit our website or give us a call today to learn more about our custom options. Happy Pride Month!
Written by Emily Holleran