The main living area of your house is where you should establish your signature style. Are you modern and polished? Relaxed and casual? Comforting and traditional? No matter what your look, the perfect paint color will really set the mood for your room. Room size, wall height, architectural elements and light source are also important considerations when making your color choices.
Neutral colors are one of the most common choices for a living area. In many homes the living room is open to other areas of the house, so a great neutral can enable the use of color in adjoining spaces. Warm neutral shades tend to be inviting and cozy, while hues with cool undertones have more of a modern vibe.
Add a pop of color. If most of the larger items in your living area are neutral, such as carpet, flooring and fabrics – the right paint color can add dimension and interest. Consider making a statement and painting your walls an apple green, dark burgundy or a cool navy blue.
When looking to add design drama with bold color but don’t want to overpower your space, paint an accent wall. Choose a wall in the room you’d like to make the focal point and select a color that can be tied in to the overall space. A neutral with an undertone that complements the accent wall is a great choice for the other walls in the room.
It is important to remember the amount of light your living room gets impacts color. A room flooded with sunlight can handle more saturated color, but pale shades tend to get washed out.
A color scheme can set the tone for your living room. Find a fresh look for your space with these living room paint ideas!