Published by Roxane Wesley, Aug 29, 2016
Choosing the right paint colors for your living room is never easy. Those colors have to match the general theme and the colors of your furniture, as well as represent yourself as the homeowner and make you comfortable at the same time. The colors also have to complement your room and bring all its potentials out rather than make it downright cramped.
While picking any color, you need to keep some basic rules of interior design in mind. For example, chandeliers or pendant lightings in your living room chandeliers should hang 60 to 66 inches off the floor. It’s not recommended to match the color of your walls to a color in one of your fabrics. You’re also expected to hang curtains all the way to the ceiling to make the ceilings appear higher. However, most of these rules apply only to bigger living rooms, not the small ones.
There are some popular hues that will virtually expand your square footage, so they’re better at making a small living room looks bigger. If you already have a big living room, however, these colors still have many things to offer. Don’t be overwhelmed with the choice of colors available on the market. We’re here to help you out. So, let’s get started!
1) Shades of Grey and Smoke
Light colors and neutrals are always a classic option for small spaces, but you can also play with various shades of colors. You can paint living room’s walls with gray, and the ceiling with a lighter shade of gray. Then you can add some taupe colors if you like, just as an accent.
2) Sky Blue and White
Along with icy blue, sky blue is the best color when you want to create a light coastal look. You can paint the living room with cool sky blue color, and add white as an accent. The celestial airiness of the room lacquered with white and blue is just relaxing. You can also fill the room with white furniture and natural ones, such as bare wood bench or chair, and some matching accessories.
3) Waves of Soft Pinks
Soft pinks never failed to bring some romantic waves into the room. Make sure you choose the paler tones of pinks to avoid girliness. Match your charming pink paints in your living room with antique white, cream, or beige to neutralize the ambiance. You can also balance your pink walls with dusty pink, deep browns, taupe, or more earthy colors.
4) Shades of Browns
No matter what the tone is, brown paint always make a room looks elegant and classy. You can match any style or theme with brown painted walls. When you paint your living room with a deeper shade of brown, make sure to paint the trim in a much lighter shade to create contrast. Paler browns paint colors are good for country style, Tuscany or farmhouse styled living rooms. Create an earthy boho-chic living room by matching brown walls with eclectic patterned sofa, some pillows, and a myriad of frames as a wall decoration.
5) Stunning Oranges
Shades of oranges can bring harmony and cosiness into the room. Try to paint your walls in cantaloupe colors and mix them with white. If you have a beautifully trimmed ceiling, you can also combine the sheer orange paint with white for a tropical punch. For an oriental look, try salmon or brick orange paint on walls and combine it with dark, wooden oriental furnishing.
6) Deep Lacquered Blue
When you live in a palace-like home, you will surely feel like a royalty. That’s why some homeowners opt for deep lacquered blue paint, or royal blue paint for their living rooms’ walls. Don't forget to complete the look with some wing back chairs or lounge chairs. You can add some bohemian taste by combining brighter colors and patterns.
7) Mint and Soft Greens
If you want to make your living room ultimately calming and relaxing, try to paint it with with either mint or soft green paint (pick one!). To create spa-like ambiance, you can add some earthy colors, or maybe neutral-colored furnitures.