Everyone loves a beautiful living room. Often, it’s near the front of the house or is part of the space to which everyone inherently congregates. As a result, the living room tends to be the most (best?) decorated to match someone’s style out of all the rooms in a home. Color plays a big role in a living room’s style success, so it’s a good thing that there are so many gorgeous shades to choose from. If you’re designing your living room from scratch or simply need a style pick-me-up, here are 15 fabulous living room colors to consider. (You can also check out this article on how to choose the living room color that’s right for you.)
Some people like color in smaller snippets, so for them to paint their living rooms in floor-to-ceiling shades of some color probably goes against their comfort grain. Mint, with its fresh, invigorating crispness, makes a lovely addition to the living room, but you can use it in whatever proportions make you happy, whether that’s a single mint-colored piece or mint paint all around. The effect is still light and friendly, which is a lovely balance to strike in any living room.
A soft, warm neutral like elephant grey will likely be a prime color choice for any space, but in the living room it’s particularly useful because it’s, well, soft, warm, and neutral. The grey provides a fresh, modern backdrop to plenty of fabulous white silhouettes and works seamlessly to give some visual respite next to detailed wallpaper in the same palette. Regardless of your style, this neutral will probably work wonders in your own living room.
Warm orange is an absolutely delicious color choice for a living room, and not just because it’s pumpkin season. There is something inherently inviting and soothing when it comes to the colors illustrating fall spices. Opting for a rich, warm hue like this in the living room helps to balance out a space with somewhat harsh contemporary lines, with all the angles and sparse décor. The color fills in any gaps and leaves nothing wanting in this living room.
As a beautifully balanced cross between, or combination of, green and blue, teal itself is a magical color that feels simultaneously soothing and energetic. Deep teal showcases that same sort of energy, but as a darker shade, it feels a bit more sophisticated and reigned in. For the living room that wants to be warm and welcoming but not in-your-face or peppy, deep teal is an excellent color choice.
Dress up a typically soft pastel, like lavender, with plenty of bling in the living room for an edgy and glamorous aesthetic. Think of reflective and metallic as neutrals, and use them with aplomb. And keep other colors somewhat muted for a more monochromatic feel, with lavender coming forth as the star of the palette.
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