Living Room Color Schemes

Living Room Color Schemes

Navy, Turquoise and Pink Beautiful shades of turquoise and hot pink pop in this cheerful Los Angeles living room created by Design Star winner Emily Henderson. Use big hits of color in a living room’s palette to create a bright, airy and happy space that integrates both feminine and masculine details. Image courtesy Emily Henderson Turquoise, Neon Yellow and Slate Gray Interior designer Abbe Fenimore plays with a turquoise, neon yellow and gray color palette in this cheerful living room. A soft blue modular sofa shines with electric neon pillows atop it. A slate-gray wall is the perfect backdrop to this living area’s bright shades. Image courtesy Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25 Black, White and Powder Blue The classic black-and-white color palette is given a refreshing twist when blue is added to the mix. Designer Abbe Fenimore painted the walls a crisp blue to present black-and-white furnishings in a bold new way. Blue accents add hints of the wall color to the living area. Image courtesy Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25 Soft Blues and Grass Green Philadelphia-based interior designer Mona Ross Berman used a baby-blue shade that extends to the flooring with a blue- and green-patterned carpet in this cozy living space. Grass-green elements are added to the soothing color palette with accent pieces: an upholstered ottoman, X-bench and cushions. For a room with a bright color palette like this one, temper it with a large neutral piece, like this cream-colored sofa. Image courtesy Mona Ross Berman Interiors Moody Blues and Browns Mixing navy blue and brown may seem dark for a living room, but the color palette works beautifully in this cozy seating area. Designer Lindsey Coral Harper covered the wall in a lacquered navy blue, and added bits of brown with wooden frames on the side chairs and art. Image courtesy of Lindsey Coral Harper Navy Blue Meets Black and Beige Black and navy blue may be on the dark end of the color spectrum, but they can work together to create a modern living space. In this living room designed by HGTV Design Star finalist Hilari Younger, beige, brown and white elements lighten the dark color palette. Image courtesy Hilari Younger of Ufunkshen Gray, Gold and Peacock Blue Spice up a white room with golden hues, a rich peacock blue and warm gray tones. Emily Henderson has turned this living room’s reading nook into an inviting space with splashes of color that take the space from boring and basic to bold and beautiful. To get the look at home, create a feature wall with paint or wallpaper. Here, Emily added gray and gold tones with Joy Cho’s Petal Pusher wallpaper. Image courtesy Emily Henderson Mint Green and Pink Discover a unique color palette through the accessories in your home. Designer Fawn Galli’s living room, with a pastel palette of pink and green, was inspired by a pair of ikat drapes from Cambodia. Image courtesy Fawn Galli Interiors Go Bold With Hot Pink Hot pink may be associated with girly-girl style, but the color can also be used to brighten a neutral space. In this seating area by Abbe Fenimore, a cream sofa becomes the perfect backdrop for various shades of the juicy color. Meanwhile, green textiles on the side chair complement the bright hue. The painting in the seating area, with its brown, green and peachy tones, ties the whole room together. Image courtesy Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25 Bright Berry Hues Lindsey Coral Harper designed this daring living room study using berry delicious shades like raspberry, blueberry and mint green. In a room with bold blocks of color on the walls or built-ins, look at bringing in calming tones through furnishings. Here, light-colored seating and carpet grounds this vibrant space. Image courtesy of Lindsey Coral Harper Blushing Rouge and Cream Be playful with color in a creamy interior. Red details take this living room space from traditional to bright and modern. Red accents come through in the side chairs, cushions and media cabinet. With warm golden finishes, this room’s color palette feels elegant and luxurious. Image courtesy Fawn Galli Interiors Yellow, Red and Orange Mariah O’Brien filled this living room with a mix of strong, warm hues to create a stunning color palette. Yellow, red and orange details pop off the brown shelving units. A turquoise-blue vase brightens the coffee table, and a hot-pink swan chair works like an exclamation point. Image courtesy Mariah O’Brien Interiors Emerald and Black This classic interior by Thom Filicia is a celebration of the color green. Kelly green is used from the floor to the ceiling to envelop the room in this stunning hue. A mix of emerald and black is presented through a vibrant ikat rug. For a spectacular statement, black wallpaper covers a feature wall in the space. Image courtesy of Thom Filicia Chartreuse and Turquoise Your color palette can be inspired by anything, including your love of the great outdoors. Designer Fawn Galli uses natural greens and turquoise to create a calming palette that brings the outside in. Image courtesy Fawn Galli Interiors Tangerine and Peacock Blue Create a lively living room with energetic shades. Designer Abbe Fenimore mixes decorative accents in color-wheel opposites peacock blue and tangerine to enliven this living room’s color palette. For a softer look, try tangerine and mint. Image courtesy Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25 Red, Orange and Yellow Yellow, orange and red details stand out in this minimalist living room. Use art as the focal point of your room’s color palette — a white backdrop keeps a bright palette from becoming too intense. Image courtesy Fawn Galli Interiors Burnt Orange and Gold Warm up your living room with rustic shades. Hilari Younger layered this living room with a variety of warm tones like burnt orange, brown and gold to create a cozy, inviting space. Image courtesy Hilari Younger of Ufunkshen Citrus and Burnt Orange Mixing and matching similar shades is an unexpected way to create a room’s color palette. Shades of burnt orange and citrus are layered together in this room for a lively mix. Image courtesy Hilari Younger of Ufunkshen Citrusy Lemon and Orange Mona Ross Berman uses happy shades of lemon yellow and bright orange for a house by the beach. Play with a mix of bright shades to create a room that is instantly smile-inducing. Image courtesy Mona Ross Berman Interiors Glamorous Black and Purple Go for glamour with a regal shade of purple. Hilari Younger pairs purple with black and white to create a room that has an Old Hollywood feel. A cool gray wall adds the final sophisticated touch to this seating area. Image courtesy Hilari Younger of Ufunkshen
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Living Room Color Schemes

The living room is designed for friends and family to gather and spend time. For this public space, the best paint color is one that fits the mood or atmosphere you want to create. The main living area of your house is where you establish your signature style. Relaxed and casual? Modern and polished? Steeped in comforting tradition? No matter what your look, the perfect paint color will underscore it. Pick from our extensive palette of user-friendly ben® paints. For help in choosing the best colors for your living room, check out designer-selected color combinations for one that fits your decorating personality. previous next Shifting into Neutral Neutral colors are natural color choices for a living area. Often living rooms and family rooms are open to other areas of the house so a great neutral can enable the use of color in adjoining spaces. Picking the best neutral paint color is a matter of style: warm shades tend to be inviting and cozy while hues with cool undertones have a chic, modern vibe. And don’t consider white a color cop-out—selecting from the vast variety of white hues creates a blank canvas for favorite art and furnishings. A Case for Color If most of the big-ticket elements in your living area are neutral—carpet, flooring and fabrics—the right paint color can add dimension and interest. Deciding on the best color for your home? Visit an independent Benjamin Moore retailer for a pint sample to see how the color looks throughout the day. Beyond the Pale When you want to add design drama with bold color but don’t want the hue to overpower your space, paint an accent wall. Choose a wall in the room that makes sense as a focal point, such a fireplace wall. Select a color that can be tied to the overall space with fabrics, area rugs, and accessories. The remaining walls can be painted in a lighter version of the accent color, or select a neutral with an undertone that complements the accent wall. See the Light 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. For help in picking the most comfortable color, take your room’s temperature. Cool color counters strong sunlight, but north-facing rooms get cozier wrapped in a warm color. Choose Benjamin Moore Aura® paint in a matte finish to ease the reflections in a room with strong natural light, or for a soft effect in rooms where natural light is minimal.

Living Room Color Schemes

Living Room Color Schemes
Living Room Color Schemes
Living Room Color Schemes
Living Room Color Schemes
Living Room Color Schemes