What Colors Should I Use in My Living Room?

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Colors, Design and Decorating

While designing and decorating, you may be wondering “what shade should I paint my living room walls?” When it comes to choosing a hue to paint your living room, it is all about the mood or atmosphere that you are hoping to set for the space. If you want to create a big, bright atmosphere, you will most likely go towards more bright, light colors. On the other hand, if you are interested in a tranquil setting, you may opt for subtle, cool tone colors. With so many different colors to choose from, you are probably having difficulty settling on a hue. To help you find the right shade, we gathered our favorite color schemes and why you should consider choosing them. Let’s take a look!

Neutralize

If you enjoy a more traditional and classic look for a living room, you might want to use a neutral color palette. In a neutral palette, you will embrace colors like black, white, taupe and even grey to create a chic, simple design. You can also warm up the space and add character to a neutral palette by adding wood accents. Using different wood tones in a neutral palette will make the space feel inviting.

Go Moody

Moody and deep hues like navy blue are perfect for creating a stylish oasis. Applying a blue to the walls make the space feel more intimate. This color also makes for a dramatic backdrop with your furniture and wall decorations such as artwork, prints or mirrors. In a living room that uses lots of this deep and dark color, you will want to complete the look with lighter furniture. You may even consider painting the ceiling the same color to create an even more snug atmosphere. It is all about your preference and what mood you are trying to set.

Keep Calm

You can create a super tranquil living room by incorporating colors like greens and light blues and using one of these colors on the walls to create the ultimate soothing feel. You can highlight the look with the upholstery and pillows in muted, neutral tones. Or, when using cool colors in a room, you can complement with darker accessories.

Always a Classic

Of course, you do not have to use a set color in the living room. Painting the walls white allows you to decorate with different patterns and textiles. With white walls, you can also contrast with intense colors like black to create the ultimate effect. The options are truly endless for a white color scheme.

When choosing paint for your home, what colors do you tend to lean more toward each time? We would love to hear your thoughts below in the comment section.

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